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Old 06-12-2012, 10:31 AM
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Lorien Legacies (I Am Number Four) by Pittacus Lore #1



In the beginning they were a group of nine. Nine aliens who left their home planet of Lorien when it fell under attack by the evil Mogadorian. Nine aliens who scattered on Earth. Nine aliens who look like ordinary teenagers living ordinary lives, but who have extraordinary, paranormal skills. Nine aliens who might be sitting next to you now.
The Nine had to separate and go into hiding. The Mogadorian caught Number One in Malaysia, Number Two in England, and Number Three in Kenya. All of them were killed. John Smith, of Paradise, Ohio, is Number Four. He knows that he is next.
I AM NUMBER FOUR is the thrilling launch of a series about an exceptional group of teens as they struggle to outrun their past, discover their future—and live a normal life on Earth.

I AM NUMBER FOUR.
I AM NEXT.



I’ve seen him on the news. Followed the stories about what happened in Ohio. John Smith, out there, on the run. To the world, he’s a mystery. But to me . . . he’s one of us.

Nine of us came here, but sometimes I wonder if time has changed us—if we all still believe in our mission. How can I know? There are six of us left. We’re hiding, blending in, avoiding contact with one another . . . but our Legacies are developing, and soon we’ll be equipped to fight. Is John Number Four, and is his appearance the sign I’ve been waiting for? And what about Number Five and Six? Could one of them be the raven-haired girl with the stormy eyes from my dreams? The girl with powers that are beyond anything I could ever imagine? The girl who may be strong enough to bring the six of us together?

They caught Number One in Malaysia.
Number Two in England.
And Number Three in Kenya.
They tried to catch Number Four in Ohio—and failed.
I am Number Seven. One of six still alive.
And I’m ready to fight.



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.

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I've only read the first book of the series ... it's a slightly formulaic YA sci-fi book, but it's still not bad. Anyone else read the series?
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I read the first book when it came out. I really loved it. I just haven't gotten around to the others yet.
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The third one is due for release at the end of August, I think... we should both read the second before that.
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Sounds like a plan.

Did you see the movie?
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Awesome.

I did not... heard it was pretty mediocre.
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I was really disappointed in it. And I've never really been disappointed in a movie adaption before. I felt like they left way too many important things out. And especially since it seems like they aren't doing any more movies...fail.
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I liked it

Yes, they probably should have added more the important things, but I didn't think it was that bad.
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All movies leave out stuff, but I think all sci-fi books are better in our imagination...
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Definitely. It's why I prefer books to movies. But I thought they did well enough. We can always say things could have been better, but they could have been a lot worse as well.

I am looking forward to the next book though.
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Not too long to wait now. I read a plot-summary of the second book (not sure I approve of what they did to poor Sarah ), but I do need to read it before I read book three.
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I know. I didn't like what he did to Sarah. I am hoping she'll appear in later books and there is an explanation for what happened.
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I'm sure there will be.
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This is a big first for me, but I wasn't a big fan of him and Sarah.
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This is a big first for me, but I wasn't a big fan of him and Sarah.
Me either actually. It's been a few months since I read the 2nd book so it took me a second to remember what happened. There was some forshadowing for sure that something was going to go down though. I'd say these books fall into a common problem: Great idea/premise, soso writing.

(can I be more specific? How do you put the "spoiler" thingie up...I've never been able to figure out how)

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Really? I really loved them in the first book.

The spoiler tags would be [sp*] add text [/sp*] just take out the *
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