Book Review: Lorien Legacies #3: The Rise of Nine by Pittacus Lore


Young Adult > Science Fiction > Fantasy

(Lorien Legacies #3)

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.

Book 1: I Am Number Four review     Book 2: The Power of Six review


…Eh. Cliffhanger my *ss.

I think I’m getting tired of this series. Number Four is grating on my nerves. and the cliffhanger ending after cliffhanger ending is starting to be a habit for the author.

The Rise of Nine did not display Number Nine as I thought he was: like this awesome, more experienced Lorien than Four. If there’s anything, Six is the star of this installment! It is still action-packed, but there is nothing new to the story that was different from the first two books. New legacies are introduced, awakened, and used. And yet these Loriens are nowhere near in defeating the Mogadorians.

I miss Sam. I never realized I liked his character until he was not in the scenes.Marina and Ella are forgettable. Eight is weird.

I read quickly, turning page after page until I reached the ending, and it was frustrating! The action scenes were repetitive: search for the missing Lorien, thwarted by the Mogs along the way, someone getting hurt. and then back to square one at the end, which was, they still don’t don’t how to defeat the Mogs. I’m not sure we are getting saved by the Loriens anytime now. *insert sarcasm here*

I used to love Four’s adventures, but now? I myself am exhausted from all the running from the Mogs. It seemed like it’s never going to end.


THE RISE OF NINE by Pittacus Lore

Ebook, 271 pages

Published August 21st 2012 by HarperCollins

3/5 stars

4 thoughts on “Book Review: Lorien Legacies #3: The Rise of Nine by Pittacus Lore

  1. The concepts were great in the first book but I think I have to agree with you on this. I want to know what happens next but they series seems to have been stretched past what it should have been. Perhaps if he wrote in a more elegant way I would be more drawn to it but it seems that the series is going to spin a circle of minor conflicts and wait another 4 books to resolve. I thought the movie was great but I’m starting to lose hope for the series!

  2. Pingback: Book Review: The Fall of Five by Pittacus Lore | reading is the ultimate aphrodisiac.

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