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Review: The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore (Lorien Legacies #2)

Sunday, March 22, 2015
Goodreads summary:
I've seen him on the news. Followed the stories about what happened in Ohio. John Smith, out there, on the run. To the world, he's a mystery. But to me . . . he's one of us.

Nine of us came here, but sometimes I wonder if time has changed us—if we all still believe in our mission. How can I know? There are six of us left. We're hiding, blending in, avoiding contact with one another . . . but our Legacies are developing, and soon we'll be equipped to fight. Is John Number Four, and is his appearance the sign I've been waiting for? And what about Number Five and Six? Could one of them be the raven-haired girl with the stormy eyes from my dreams? The girl with powers that are beyond anything I could ever imagine? The girl who may be strong enough to bring the six of us together?

They caught Number One in Malaysia.
Number Two in England.
And Number Three in Kenya.
They tried to catch Number Four in Ohio—and failed.

I am Number Seven. One of six still alive.

And I'm ready to fight.

Wow Power of Six was fantastic. Better than I am Number Four! I can't believe it took me this long to pick it up but I'm glad I did. The book follows John Smith along with Number Six and Sam, who are on the run from Mogadorains and the authorities (who label them as a terrorists) after destroying a school in Ohio. Meanwhile Number Seven is hiding in a Convent in Spain, bidding the time when she leaves and joins the other members in the Garde. She suspects John Smith is a member of the Garde after reading about the Ohio school incident.

This book was exciting from start to finish! The author does an excellent job in recapping the events in the previous book and the Lorien Legacies at the beginning without it seeming like an information dump. Throughout this installment, we discover about what is contained in the Loric Chest and the trails and tribulations faced by Number Six before she joined up with John, Sam and Bernie Kosar. Number Six easily became my favourite character. She was such a cool and kick-ass female character who took no shit from anyone. It was interesting that the book was split into the POVs of Number Four/John and Number Seven/Marina rather than being in Number Six's POV. Number Seven was also a likable character. I loved the female power in this book! Packed full of action, I can't remember the last time I was this hooked on a book.