Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Rise of Nine (Lorien Legacies, #3)

The Rise of Nine
Pittacus Lore
416 pages
Released: August 21, 2012
Publisher: HarperCollins
Source: Won on Goodreads (this didn't affect my review)

You can read the Goodreads summary here.

The Rise of Nine is the third installment of the Lorien Legacies.  I mistakenly thought it was the third in a trilogy, but the end of the novel and a little Googling told me otherwise.  Anyhoo, The Rise of Nine continues pretty much on the same path The Power of Six was on - the remaining Lorien kiddos are still learning about their powers and trying to come together to train to defeat the Mogs and Setrakus Ra.

I had pretty high hopes for The Rise of Nine after finishing The Power of Six last week and I wasn't entirely disappointed.  I enjoyed reading more about the six remaining and their interactions with each other.  Even though they have a common goal, they don't always get along well together.  As a result, the action scenes in the novel aren't all fighting Mogs, but also fighting each other at times.  It made for an interesting read.

In my review of The Power of Six, I mentioned that I was looking forward to seeing what the truth about Sarah was.  I was a little disappointed with that part of the plot because the love triangle wasn't as evident as it was in the previous novel, but we do learn what the deal with Sarah is and now I can sleep at night.

And here's what I'm hoping will happen in the next book - Number Five.  Need I say more?  

Four stars - The Rise of Nine is action packed and while it moves the story along a little bit, I couldn't help but feel like it was something of a bridge.  Nevertheless, I will definitely be continuing on with the series.

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