Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The Rise Of Nine

Review Time! I totally lied when I said I would be back last week because as you can see, there is STILL a lack of posts on the blog! It's just been so busy lately, with travelling and school, blogging really HAS taken a backseat but I PROMISE I will be back SOON. The Rise of Nine by Pittacus Lore is the third book in the Lorien Legacies series. You can purchase a copy of the book from Fishpond | The Nile | Booktopia | Dymocks | Angus and Robertson. Thanks to Penguin for the review copy!

(Goodreads) Until the day I met John Smith, Number Four, I'd been on the run alone, hiding and fighting to stay alive.

Together, we are much more powerful. But it could only last so long before we had to separate to find the others. . . .

I went to Spain to find Seven, and I found even more, including a tenth member of the Garde who escaped from Lorien alive. Ella is younger than the rest of us, but just as brave. Now we're looking for the others--including John.

But so are they.
They caught Number One in Malaysia.
Number Two in England.
And Number Three in Kenya.
They caught me in New York--but I escaped.
I am Number Six.
They want to finish what they started.
But they'll have to fight us first

The Short Story? - The Rise of Nine was so good that it put me in a reading slump (and I'm still suffering). Pittacus Lore, you've done it again. You've managed to rise above all my high expectations. The Rise of Nine was absolutely phenomenal, this is definitely my favourite book of the series by far! Filled with action, conflict and intense drama, this edgy and fast-paced YA sci-fi will leave you craving for more! A complex and action-packed plot, fantastic characters and some major world-saving, The Rise of Nine is a must read!

The Long Story? - I have so much love for this book that I have to choose carefully what I write or the whole review will be a pile of mush and exclamation marks. There are not enough words to describe how amazing this book is. The plot is so well developed and I love how Lore manages to write through the perspectives of so many characters without confusing readers. The alternating perspectives between Four, Six and Seven really makes the novel seem more intense. It's a well planned plot thats both complex and exciting. It's fast-packed and action-packed yet somehow Lore manages to squeeze in moments of friendship and love. Reading The Rise of Nine is like riding the world's fastest roller coaster without a seatbelt on. If anyone knows how to write a good sci-fi, it's Pittacus Lore.

There is a significant amount of character development in this novel mainly due to the introduction of more characters. John ( Four) is more of less the same and he's definitely one of those characters that you can't help but adore. Marina ( Seven) is coming out of her shell! We get to see a stronger and more independent Marina in The Rise of Nine and it's so refreshing. Six, I just have so much love for her! She's badass, tough and confident and more importantly she's a really nice girl. She's definitely my favourite character! Nine, initially I wasn't a huge fan of Nine because he was a little bit of a jerk but as the novel progresses, you get to understand him better and he really grows on you. Ella ( Ten), cute as ever! And Eight, this guy cracks me up and he is just one of those characters that you automatically fall in love with! Overall, a really great cast of characters, my only complaint is that I STILL HAVE NOT MET FIVE.

If there is one book that deserves to be read, it's The Rise of Nine. YOU HAVE TO READ IT! This series is absolutely amazing and I would highly recommend everyone to pick it up. The Rise of Nine was everything that I expected it to be and more, action-packed plot, fantastic characters and wonderfully written. Easily addictive, highly entertaining and never fails to impress, The Lorien Legacies is sci-fi at it's finest. A must-read!

What's it Worth? - Break Out the Piggybank

Badass Bookie xx

1 comment:

  1. Loved this book, in fact, love this entire series! I agree with you on all the characters, Marina's my favourite though, she grew so much. I totally fell in love with Eight, wasn't sure what to expect of him but definitely an awesome character. And I miss Sam, I'd hoped we'd get more answers about him in this book