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The Rise Of Nine [Hardcover]

Pittacus Lore
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Aug. 21 2012 I Am Number Four (Book 3)

In Pittacus Lore’s The Rise of Nine, third in the New York Times bestselling I Am Number Four series, the stakes are higher than ever as John, Six, and Seven try desperately to find the rest of the Garde before it’s too late.
 
The Mogadorians who destroyed the planet Lorien continue to hunt down the Garde, the small group of Loric survivors who have taken refuge on Earth. The Garde must come together. They are Lorien and Earth’s only hope.
 
During the dangerous mission at the Mogadorian base in West Virginia, John found and rescued Nine. But even with their combined powers, special abilities known as Legacies, the pair barely escaped with their lives—and they lost Sam in the process.
 
In order to save our world and their own, John and Nine must join forces with Six and Seven who have been battling the Mogadorians in Spain, and who are now trying to locate Number Eight in India.
 
Power in numbers will save us all.


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PRAISE FOR THE I AM NUMBER FOUR SERIES:“Number Four is a hero for this generation.” (Michael Bay, director of Transformers)

“A breathless page-turner of a sci-fi novel that will have readers rooting for the teen alien who must save himself, his human friends, and the planet. So, gear-up sci-fi fans, the battle for Earth is on and there’s a new kid in town!” (Amazon.com, Best Book of the Month Review)

“There’s genuine suspense…it’s easy to get lost in the world of the sweet teen from another planet.” (Chicago Tribune)

“Terrifically propulsive.” (Booklist)

“Action–packed.” (Publishers Weekly)

“Riveting.” (The Horn Book)

“This is a can’t-put-it-down book.” (Justine Magazine)

“The action is taut, the characters are fascinating, and the fact that the teens are slowly finding one another and learning about Lorien secrets is sure to yield an impressive all-out battle down the road. This series continues to head in interesting directions.” (Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books)

“Lore picks up and expands on a strong premise that originated in the first novel. An intriguing potential romantic triangle brewing between John, Six, and Sam adds layers as they search for answers.” (Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA))

From the Back Cover

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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This did not end the series by no means buttered open up a whole new world of what could be and the bravery of the guard as they are called I did enjoy this book a lot.
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4.0 out of 5 stars In the middle of the series Feb. 16 2013
By Cajetan Bouchard TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Hardcover
The Rise of Nine is great book to read. The authors have improve their writing and the story feels real in away. Before reviewing the story, let me talk about the physical book.

The book
The hard cover version is amazing. Touching of the wrapping paper around the book (which you can use as a bookmark) is like touching sand. It is a really nice feel and it give a personal touch to this book. On the right side (where you open the book) the words Lorien Legacies are written and can be seen at any moment when you read the book. Under the wrapping paper you have an amazing Gold logo of what I guess belong to Nine. The logo is even carved in the cardboard like if would be in any of the Garde's leg. I definitely recommend this version of the book which will look really good in your collection at home.

The story (may contain spoilers if you haven't read the 2nd book (The Power of Six)
Well... at first it did disappoint me. Each chapter you jump to a new Garde member (actually you jump between 4, 6 and 7). It's pretty annoying since I only read one chapter every night before I go to sleep and I know that I will have to wait 2 to 4 days (chapters) before I hear back of that member. I would have liked more if we could have stay with one character for 3 or 4 chapters at a time. Although, I do understand that this is due of the two or three stories are over lapping in time (you will see what I mean when you read the book).

At first I thought this was the last book of the series but after reading a review on amazon.com I saw there will be 6 books in the main series (you can buy more book if you want to know what happen to One, Two, Three, Six, Nine).

The story continues where it left of in The Power of Six.
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4.0 out of 5 stars the rise of Nine, the badassery of Six, the wimpy whining of Four Sept. 8 2012
By H. Bala - Published on Amazon.com
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First, the stick, then the carrot. The Lorien Legacies series isn't as polished or emotionally resonant as, say, Suzanne Collins' THE HUNGER GAMES or Orson Scott Card's ENDER'S GAME or even Ernie Cline's READY PLAYER ONE. But that's comparing it to the best of the best in the YA universe. Judged on its own merit, the Lorien Legacies constitute rip-roaring, page-turning reads. I can't get enough of them, never mind that the narrative structure is sometimes clunky. The author Pittacus Lore - and, of course, I'm referring to the real authors behind the pseudonym: Jobie Hughes and James Frey - has improved book by book, in storytelling, in pace, in dialogue, and in not aggravating them rigid grammarians quite so much.

And, by the way, if you haven't yet read the first two books, why are you reading this?

With THE RISE OF NINE, third of a proposed six, we're treated to three first-person narrators who recount their adventures on alternating chapters. We're familiar by now with John Smith's (Number Four) and Marina's (Seven) voices. Now we also get to experience Six's perspective. Six, by the way, has my vote for best character in the series. She exudes that sense of sheer competence and quiet badassery, and Six doesn't feel the need to be all smirky and smug about it (I'm looking at you, Nine, you jerk).

Skip this paragraph to avoid a history lesson: When the warlike alien Mogadorians plundered the planet Lorien, nine special Loric children - nine members of the Garde - were spirited away to Earth. On our world, these children scattered to the winds and hunkered down and bided their time, in constant fear that the Mogadorians would track them down. The farfetched hope is that these nine - guided and trained by their respective Cêpans (mentors) - would develop and hone their extraordinary abilities (or "legacies") and so take the fight to the enemy and restore their home world. A mystic charm protects the nine, a safeguard which dictates that these children can only be slain in numerical order. As mentioned elsewhere, the kid designated "Number One" probably didn't think this was the coolest thing ever. "Number Nine" begs to differ.

When the series opened, Numbers One thru Three had already been chased down and murdered. I AM NUMBER FOUR, THE POWER OF SIX, and this one, THE RISE OF NINE, tell the story of the remaining Nine, of how they, one by one, reunite with each other. The relentless Mogadorians - not about to wait until the kids grow fully into their powers - have stepped up their efforts to hunt them down. In THE RISE OF NINE we finally attach a face to the Mogadorian horde. We meet the fearsome big bad, Setrákus Ra, who had disposed of Numbers One thru Three.

THE RISE OF NINE picks up right where THE POWER OF SIX leaves off. We end up tracking two story arcs. We keep tabs on John Smith, Nine, and John's remarkable, shapeshifting chæmera pet Bernie Kosar as they're still on the run and recovering from their harrowing escape from the Mogadorian cave in West Virginia. I admit that John Smith is rocketing up my crap list for his constant mooning over his girlfriend Sarah. And now he harbors guilt over his forced abandonment of his human best friend, Sam Goode, who was captured in the cave. Nine is in full-on jerk mode as he constantly belittles John's loyalties to his human friends and berates him for not focusing more on their ultimate goal.

Meanwhile, halfway across the world, Six, Marina (Seven), Ella (Ten, yes, there's a ten!), and Ella's unofficial Cêpan vacate Spain and journey to India, chasing down wild rumors that may eventually lead them to another of the Garde. Stuff happens to them.

This book feels exactly like what it is - the middle of a six-volume arc. There's plenty of rousing action, even bits of character development, and some plot advancement. But, really, all this is, is "Pitaccus Lore" introducing more of his players onstage. And I'm cool with that. I relished the kids' interactions. I was very curious about what the group dynamics would be like. The author(s) does a good job of establishing distinct personalities amongst the Garde. It's really nice to see Marina, shy and hesitant, asserting herself and becoming a steady asset to the team. Other readers have complained that Six and Seven's narrative voices are too similar, but I disagree. I had no trouble differentiating between the two.

As usual, a big draw are the kids' respective skill sets and their application of them. While all of the Nine seem to uniformly exhibit super-strength and telekinesis, their other legacies vary from each other. And I savor the superhero elements. The skirmishes are frequent and unfold with cinematic swagger. There are revelations concerning what's going on between the Mogadorians and the U.S. government. And if you thought you'd seen the last of Sarah Hart - she who betrayed John Smith - think again...

So, by the end of the book: One more number surfaced. A hindi god exposed. An alarming prophecy divulged (which doesn't bode well for most of the Loric Nine, given the nature of the protective mystic charm). The FBI on the wrong side. Six being badasss. Bernie Kosar being awesome. One or two teen crushes developed (hey, this is a YA series, after all). One all-out rescue mission. A showdown with predictable results. A smooth flow to the story. Unawkward dialogue. I liked THE RISE OF NINE, read it in one go, missed work the next day. So bring on the fourth book. And bring on Number Five.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The story marches on ... Jan. 1 2013
By KVB99 - Published on Amazon.com
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Fans of books 1 and 2 will love book 3. It picks up where book 2 leaves off and pushes the story forward. Like the other books, this installment is fast paced and action packed. The plot is interesting and has enough twists and turns to make things unpredictable. Like the other books, there is some really cheesy dialogue and lame attempts at humor, but that doesn't get in the way too much. This book is for people that like their sci-fi chock full of action and fighting. There is not much nuance or subtlety here; this is smash mouth fiction. The downside of that is that the characters are a little shallow. Everybody is pretty black and white. Everyone falls into two camps-- the good guys or the bad guys, and the bad guys are over the top bad and the good guys are knights in shining armor good. Also, by the end of book 3, fighting Mogadorians has definitely lost a lot of its excitement -- the Loriens now routinely mow down the Mogs 20, 30, 50 at a time. So, by the end of the book, it was like 'yawn, another Mog massacre.' But I will hang in there for book 4. The John-Sarah story is still interesting and it was nice to see that story be revived in book 3.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Much Sought After! Nov. 15 2012
By Asi - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
My family has been waiting to get there hands on this book series and were thrilled that I was able to get this next installment. It was in excellent condition and arrived quickly to my doorstep. Thanks!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the rise of nine (lorien legacies) Nov. 5 2012
By Dave Root - Published on Amazon.com
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I love the characters and the twists that I couldn't figure out ahead of the story. I can't wait for the next installment.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Nov. 5 2012
By pr - Published on Amazon.com
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I have the two prior books in this series and loved them. I am looking forward to the next one, it can't happen to soon.
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