The Rise of Nine by Pittacus Lore Review

So we are onto the third book in the I am Number Four series and because I managed to read the third book it also means for the first time in about 6 months I have actually managed to read through my entire TBR so I am very happy with myself. I even did so while reading another book for the collaboration project.


In Pittacus Lore’s The Rise of Nine, third in the New York Timesbestselling I Am Number Four series, the stakes are higher than ever as John, Six, and Seven try desperately to find the rest of the Garde before it’s too late.

The Mogadorians who destroyed the planet Lorien continue to hunt down the Garde, the small group of Loric survivors who have taken refuge on Earth. The Garde must come together. They are Lorien and Earth’s only hope.

During the dangerous mission at the Mogadorian base in West Virginia, John found and rescued Nine. But even with their combined powers, special abilities known as Legacies, the pair barely escaped with their lives—and they lost Sam in the process.

In order to save our world and their own, John and Nine must join forces with Six and Seven who have been battling the Mogadorians in Spain, and who are now trying to locate Number Eight in India.

Power in numbers will save us all.

(Taken from Goodreads)

My Opinion

This series has always been in my top 5, I think it is because it has everything I love in a book. Sci Fi, action, powers and a love story that doesn’t take up a whole book. So I am really happy to say that this book has managed to do what the rest of the series has, BE AMAZING.

It shouldn’t be a surprise that I love this book as I think that Pittacus Lore is an amazing author and what I have read of his has always been above my expectations. A lot of series really start going downhill by the third book but this is an exception. Everything that is written is fantastic and allows the reader to be able to imagine what it is happening even though it is out of this world (literally). I love the development of the powers, especially with four,  being able to go from just having his lumen to light the way for people he has discovered that he could set fire to himself and make him almost invulnerable in hand to hand combat as no one can touch him.

Seeing how the book is called the rise of nine, I was going into it thinking that we would only find one of the garde members but in fact they find 2. Let’s welcome to the team Eight and Nine, both males and could maybe challenge Six to being the strongest of the garde. With the introduction of the Eight and Nine the garde are close to being all together, they just need to find Five where ever he may be. Even though there are now 6 members all together they all have got their own jobs. Four seems to be the leader with Six, Eight and Nine being the warriors and seven being the medic. Ten has her own job which could potentially be the most important, Telepathy, with it she is able to talk to any member of the garde even if she has never met them before. This is shown when she talks to four and asks for help to be able to find them.

I love how by the end of the book the slight love square that was happening in the last book has disappeared. This is because six has now seen how much Sarah loves John and how much John loves Sarah and knows that she couldn’t compete with that. If they find Sam it means he won’t need to worry about John taking his crush.

Overall everything was written amazingly and is maybe the best book in the series, I do prefer this one more to the first but I have yet to make a decision whether the second or the third book is better. I love the character development as well as the way the powers where described and make me want to have those powers for myself. It is simply a great book and I can’t wait to read the fourth.

Buy Rise of Nine Here

Anyway I have been Aaron Morrsi and I’ll see you next time.a

book review


1 Comment Leave a comment

  1. Pingback: Aaron Morrsi

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: