Released: August 2011
You can read the Goodreads summary here.
I read I Am Number Four last December and it didn't exactly blow me away, but recently I picked up The Power of Six from the library and I'm happy to report I enjoyed it a lot more the original. In The Power of Six, we read the story from the point of view of Four and Seven while they try to find others on their mission.
I really enjoyed the alternating points of view in The Power of Six. I thought it really added to the plot, allowing us to see what was going on in multiple spots at the same time. Four was the same old Four from the first novel (not that there's anything wrong with that) but I really enjoyed getting to know Seven. I found the fact that she was at a convent to be very interesting and I felt for her in her want to get out and move on when she was being held back.
The one thing in the story that really surprised me was the whole thing with Sarah. I'm being ominous here on purpose because I don't want to give it away, but I'm really interested to see how that's treated in the next novel. Four's love triangle is more interesting to me than most YA love triangles, and that's all I'm going to say about. You'll just have to read for yourself ;)
I really did enjoy this novel - it has a fast paced plot and I read the whole thing a lot more quickly than I thought I would. It left me wanting more - which is why I'm happy to be reading The Rise of Nine sooner rather than later - but I did feel like The Power of Six was a bit of a bridge between the first and third novels, which is where it loses a star from me.
Four stars! I enjoyed The Power of Six so much more than I Am Number Four, so I have great hopes for The Rise of Nine, which I should be starting soon. If you haven't started this series yet, I would suggest hopping on the bandwagon, especially if you're a fan of sci-fi.