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Monday, August 27, 2012

The Rise of Nine


By Pittacus Lore



When I went to NBS yesterday, the only thing that I had on my mind was to buy Fifty Shades of Grey. I heard a lot of things about it – my friends are talking over in on the net, and my roommate even got a copy of the PDF file. However, when I saw the price of the book, I thought it can wait for another time, LOLS, I just find it not friendly for the pocket. Now, I am thinking of having my roommate send me the PDF file, haha. I never left the store empty handed, though. Because this book was beside the Grey book, and since I am a big fan of the series, I just bought it.

What it is:  The book is the third part of the Lorien Legacies. If I Am Number Four talks about more of Four’s discovery about his legacy (super powers), while The Power of Six concentrates on the other Garde (Aliens who were destined to redeem the planet from a nasty villain), The Rise of Nine focuses more on their quest to become as one team in order to defeat the Mandagorians (antagonists of the story).

What I liked about it: Allow me to say that, out of the three books, for me, this is the best. Seriously, I finished the book while doing my work in the office. I was so hooked that I just can’t get my eyes off it. The book was narrated by three characters which was awesome because at least right now, it doesn’t just concentrates on Number Four’s thoughts and feelings. Doing such creates a clearer image of the story. It shows how different the three Garde’s were, thus creating a more interesting plot and more characters you can relate to. No several pages talking about how John felt about Sarah, no boring sentences about flirting, and no repetitive part where the good aliens were fighting the bad aliens. This book is really cool.

I love the idea of having the Government and Mandagorians collaborated in order to stop heroes of the story, I love how thirsty the characters show off their skills. And I also admire that though the remaining Garde were so different from each other, they still blend because of their common goal.

Aside from that, imagine moving things with your mind, moving to a different continent in a short time, talking to someone on your head, controlling the weather, defying gravity, shifting to a different shape, healing by touching, and watching your hands light up? Tell me if that is not cool enough.

What I did not like about it: I really cannot point everything in this book. But there is really one thing that made my eyes rolled and my left eyebrow make a sudden raise. At the first two pages of the book, there was a part where it says “the events in this book are real,” see the picture below to fully understand. Once I read that, I was like, Seriously? LOL.


Recommended for: For anyone who loves Alex Pettyfer science fiction books, stories about aliens, UFO, unbelievable powers and some kick ass action scenes.

10 comments:

  1. creepy nung nasa book about civilization hahaha abangan ko na lng yan sa movie haha

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  2. You bought, you bought! Eeeek I can't believe book 3 is out! I prefer watching I am Number Four instead of reading it. Pero for the next two books, mas gusto ko siyang basahin. Iba yung depth niya ha. Medyo nagdadalawang-isip lang ako na bumili ng sarili kong kopya O_O

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  3. Sana gawin ding movie yung other sequels ng "I Am Number Four". Pogi kasi nung bida :)

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  4. Oh yeah, Alex Pettifer is nice. I haven't even heard any news about creating the next part of the movies, though. Sana gawin nalang nila agad bago pa tumanda at tuluyang hindi bumagay ang role kay Alex

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  5. Oh yes, Jen. I have all three books, lols. Hindi ko rin nga inexpect na makikita ko siya yesterday, alam ko its out, but I am not sure if it is available already here. If you've read the first two books, I am telling you, this book is way better! Kaya get your own copy. Promise, it is worth it. :D

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  6. told you. But it is something that you can always shake it off. :D

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  7. Ayy gusto ko rin niyan kasi nagustuhan ko yung I Am Number Four. Sa Wikipedia ko lang kasi nabasa yung sequels but never got the chance to delve into them. Thanks for reminding us of this. :)

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  8. You are always welcome DB. The Lorien Legacies is a good series. It is interesting, adventurous and a cool read. I hope you will get the chance to read them right away. :D

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  9. I've been waiting for this book to come out, kaso hanggang ngayon hindi pa din ako nakakabili. Sucker. :(

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  10. Hello Umi, how are you? Thank you for visiting my page. :)
    Yeah, it really took a while for the third part to come out. Screw Pittacus Lore for saying that the events are currently taking place which is why he is having a hard time writing the third one. I was also surprised when I saw it on the book store the other day. Grab your copy na! It will be worth it! :)

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