Friday, August 30, 2013

Title:        The Fall of Five [Lorien Legacies, book 4] 
Author:     Pittacus Lore
Rating:     ★★★

I was so eager to get The Fall of Five, sequel to The Rise of Nine, because I was hoping the book made much more sense and would get me more excited about the whole series. I only really watched I Am Number Four mostly because Sarah was played by Dianna Agron. So how was the story for me? Read on to find out.

The Garde are finally reunited, but do they have what it takes to win the war against the Mogadorians?

John Smith—Number Four—thought that things would change once the Garde found each other. They would stop running. They would fight the Mogadorians. And they would win.

But he was wrong. After facing off with the Mogadorian ruler and almost being annihilated, the Garde know they are drastically unprepared and hopelessly outgunned. Now they’re hiding out in Nine’s Chicago penthouse, trying to figure out their next move.

The six of them are powerful, but they’re not strong enough yet to take on an entire army—even with the return of an old ally. To defeat their enemy, the Garde must master their Legacies and learn to work together as a team. More importantly, they’ll have to discover the truth about the Elders and their plan for the Loric survivors.

And when the Garde receive a sign from Number Five—a crop circle in the shape of a Loric symbol—they know they are so close to being reunited. But could it be a trap? Time is running out, and the only thing they know for certain is that they have to get to Five before it’s too late.

The Garde may have lost battles, but they will not lose this war.

Lorien will rise again.

If you have been eagerly anticipating the next book in the Lorien Legacies, then I'm sure you're pretty hyped up about the book. I was, too. Oh, The Fall of Five was interesting. It had a lot of action and the loveable Sam is finally back in action. The Garde has also finally managed to catch up with Five, which was a somewhat joyful reunion that heartened them and made them feel they can finally beat the Mogadorians.

The Fall of Five was entertaining. It actually has three twists to the story. One is that the "dead" Garde may be able to come back, or at least one of them could. Second one, and more obvious, is that Five has become a traitor to the Garde. There were all these clues throughout the book, honestly, like his disdain for humans was barely hidden, his cockiness was just simmering, and the way he enjoyed hurting Nine was a telltale sign. The revelation that he is all for the Mogadorian invasion didn't surprise me in the least. The third is one I will not say because it was a shocker and a good twist. If I had a mustache, I'd be stroking it by now in contemplation.

There are too many characters, and frankly, only Nine and Seven seem to exhibit some kind of growth. Four and Six seem to be just the way they are ever since the first book - you know, powerful and bad ass. I don't feel like I'm getting to know more about them that has not yet been shown in the first books. The more I'm getting to know Nine, the more I understand him. He's the type who's just not into the sentimental stuff. He's a warrior through and through. Seven, on the other hand, has hidden depths. I am so glad that she has shown backbone and there is a lot of promise for her character, methinks.

Lorien Legacies series is enjoyable, and The Fall of Five is no exception. However, it really fails to drum up much excitement in me compared to other books where, after reading one in a series, I'm instantly on the hunt for the sequel. However, with the little bits and pieces that I did enjoy from the book, I think I'll still read the sequel. Ugh. I cannot stop reading sequels in a series, if only to finish the story. I'm a sucker that way. Ugh.

How about you, did you enjoy or are you still planning to read The Fall of Five?


  1. You should read the Lost Files too. Its a series novella to this series, and it has a lot of mysteries you'd like to find out :)

    1. Ugh, really? we're like lost in the novels, because they're in the novellas? :( Sucks...I was hoping those would be explained in the future books. (p)

  2. I've only read I am Number Four. I don't know if I will be reading the others... I didn't like the movie, though.. :)

    1. I liked the movie because of Dianna Agron <3 but the stories is driving me nuts with our love-hate relationship! :p


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