Nine of us came here. We look like you. We talk like you. We live among you. But we are not you. We can do things you dream of doing. We have powers you dream of having. We are stronger and faster than anything you have ever seen. We are the superheroes you worship in movies and comic books – but we are real.
Our plan was to grow, and train, and become strong, and become one, and fight them. But they found us and started hunting us first. Now all of us are running. Spending our lives in shadows, in places where no one would look, blending in. We have lived among you without you knowing.
But they know.
They caught Number One in Malaysia.
Number Two in England.
And Number Three in Kenya.
They killed them all.
I am Number Four.
I am next.
Does the trailer look familiar? That’s right. The I am Number Four movie. Once upon a time, Michael Bay made a horrible movie and succeeded in fulfilling the stereotype that the books are always better than the movies. Meanwhile, in a few states over, Eli Madison was thinking that that’s probably because directors typically make movies and authors typically make books. (Thought there are exceptions). The end.
Believe me when I saw the book was SO, SO much better. I was pretty disappointed by the movie, but it was okay. At least it didn’t totally blow my mind with how bad it was like the movie director of Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief did. I mean, that movie was like an insult to the book. Without having read the book, I think I would’ve liked the movie for Percy Jackson. But guess what? I’m a die-hard otaku for Rick Riordan’s book.
This was a pretty well-paced book, which I liked a lot about it. The action and suspense were well done and the characters were all pretty-well formed. Especially later on in this series, the characters get a whole lot better. The story itself is interesting, exciting and I had a lot of fun with it.
I think that alien fans and space fans will have some fun with this book at least. Personally, I thought it was pretty cool. The romance between 4 and Sarah I didn’t really like. I don’t think Pittacus Lore writes romance that well. Plus, throughout the whole book, Sarah’s kind of obliviousness I didn’t really appreciate. I thought that Sarah and Sam were much better in the movie than in the book.
I loved the concepts of this story though. The Legacies, the creatures, the space, being driven out of your world, the whole nine kids thing. It was all pretty cool on my part, and I thoroughly enjoyed this series. Can’t wait for the last book!
pg count for the hardcover: 440
Series: Lorien Legacies
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