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The Rise of Nine (Lorien Legacies #3)

4.23 of 5 stars 4.23  ·  rating details  ·  54,690 ratings  ·  3,701 reviews
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. Th
Hardcover, 360 pages
Published August 21st 2012 by HarperCollins
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Dec 04, 2013 Robyn marked it as to-read
Shelves: august2012
What I want to happen:

- I want Four (aka John) to ditch Sarah and hook up with Six.
- I want Sam to be alright.
- I want Seven to fall off the face of the Earth (I really don't like her).
- I want to meet Numbers Five and Eight.
- I want Sam's father found.

But mostly, I want Nine to be narrating this book with Four. :D

Cannot wait!!!
asdfghjkllkjhgf I can't wait for this book.
The ending of The Power of Six left me wanting so much more. D:
I really hope Four can just forget about Sarah though, because he's so much better with Six.

WELL, for some reason I thought this book was a trilogy, and up until the last page I thought I had been reading the final book in the series. I guess not. It actually works better this way, because as I was getting closer to the end, I kept thinking, "Are they really gonna end th
Okay, so I wasn't going to make any predictions on this book, but then I started reading some others thoughts and it has got me fired up enough to want to post a few speculations...
As anyone in my Intro to Lit class could tell you, I rarely share other peoples'opinion on a character and so this should prove interesting.

What I think will happen:

1. More romance triangles. While personality wise, it looks like 9 would be drawn to 6, "Pittacus Lore" has proven himself to be terrible at writing rom
First of all, John/Four should stay with Sarah. I don't care what you say, they were good together in the first book. I don't see why everyone is hating on Sarah. She made one bad choice which we don't even know if it was her. Every relationship has its ups and downs.It will show people to over come challenges with their significant others. Second, Sam and Six should get together. This would by my ideal ending for the series at lest relationship wise.
Raeleen Lemay
Before reading it
OOOOH IT HAS A COVER. It is so very intense. I want this now.

I really hope John gets with Six, because she is a thousand times better than Sarah. I also hope we won't have to suffer through Seven's narration ever again (she made The Power of Six boring for me... I hate her).

After reading it
okay here we go:

Four: awesome as ever
Five: still MIA
Six: pretty much the best, I love her
Seven: I don't hate her anymore... she's finally stepping it up and helping out!
Eight: I LOVE HI
Well... this was less epic.. than the first 2 books.
K so guys was not that bad...i really liked her. She was a great character. Nine is ok, i didnt notice anything super bad about him but for some reason i just want John to be better than him. Actually i would like it if John was better than all of them. The power of six wasnt that bad. Also, i agree with some of you, John should ditch Sarah go for six, Sam should find his dad and sam should be okay with being single. One of the things i hated in the power of six was john and ...more
Annabelle Marie Veronica
****FINAL RATING: 3.80 STARS****

These books aren't perfect. They have a lot plot holes, and it kind of ticks me off how powerful the characters are. However, they're so much fun that I can forgive all of that. I mean, they give a good four, five hours of fun, and with the little amount of self-control I have there's no way I can turn that down. As for this third installment, it was fast-paced and just like its predecessors, had a ton a action packed somehow into just a few hundred page
Dec 15, 2012 Cece rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: own
Oh come on guys! Seven is not so bad! I liked her. She seems fine to me. I dunno about Nine though. He seems like he may turn out to be a bit of an ass conceded person, I really hope I'm wrong. I loved both books =)

I don't like Sarah, I'm really sorry but I don't. Maybe it's because I watched the movie first and hated the way Dianna Agron played Sarah Heart. I tried to like her, really I did, but I could never really get into their relationship. Dang. I wish I had read the books first I might ha
cant wait to read this book! :( august 2012 is such a long wait!

Wow. that was a good read :">

I am still rooting for four to be with sarah but he and six would also be good together. I don't know which pairing would be better :-(

I loved it more than I loved the power of six and I can't wait to read the fall of five!

Why couldn't there have been a Garde from the Philippines?! lol!
I’m so mad at myself for not feeling the giddiness I felt after reading the first two books. I mean, I’m trying soooo hard to feel excited for the fourth book but the conclusion wasn’t really what I hoped for.
After reading this book, I finally appreciated Four. He’s become stronger and his Legacies are now way cooler. I’m also hoping we finally meet Five in the next book. Please!
Full review here:

There is nothing to like a quest to understand everything, even if there is nothing to know.

I am a sucker for books packed with action (and conflict), addicted to them like girls and their book boyfriends. The Lorien Legacies books continue to be more exciting than the last; The Rise of Nine was one helluva book. There’s still three more books to come, but man, I JUST DON’T KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT ANYMORE! Okay, since I read The Fallen Legacies novella I may have a smidge of a sense what would be
Aj the Ravenous Reader
The third book in this series unravels the answers to the readers' questions about the main character's true feelings and intentions. Reading this was super exciting as members of the Garde slowly unite and find one another to fight the evil monstrosity that is Setrakus Ra.
It's puzzling that so many of the reviews predate the book's release. Clearly fans of the series had high hopes for Rise of Nine, as did I. The book disappointed me.

Despite the build-up, the book seems hastily thrown together. Without giving it away, I can say that the ending doesn't resolve the story-line of this installment; much less does it move the big picture of the Lorien Legacies to a foreseeable conclusion. It's like the author just stopped at Chapter 30, with a half page of denouement.
holy freaking freak.

Four (I'm sorry, I can't bring myself to call him John Smith, which happens to be the worst name I have ever heard in my life) needs to ditch Sarah. I'm sorry, but I just don't like her anymore. Six is so much better.

Nine is a beast. I love him.

Seven annoys me.

I love Sam. I hope they find his dad.

And I hope all of them reunite somewhere totally epic, like Australia. I don't know why I came up with that, but whatever. I can imagine the ending to be extremely amazing, and I'm g
Eric Allen
The Rise of Nine
Lorien Legacies #3

By "Pittacus Lore"

A Review by Eric Allen

Though not exceptionally well written, nor very creative, I did find myself able to enjoy the first book in this series, I Am Number Four. It was a generally harmless tale of a boy coming of age, and it's the sort of thing I'd probably give to a teenaged boy of mine to read. The second book took everything that was superficially entertaining about the first book and utterly destroyed it. After a year of waiting the, strang
Aug 09, 2012 L. rated it 2 of 5 stars
Shelves: own
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Feb 24, 2012 Jemma marked it as to-read
There are a few things that i want to happen in the third book:

I want nine to go die in a hole somewhere because he seems really mean.
I want sam and six to get together.
I want Sarah and Mark to join them on their journey
I want to know who five and eight are!
I also want seven to go. I dont like her at all.
I want Sam's father found and he can sort of be four/John's Cepan.

I hope it will be good! i thought that the second book was fantastic!

Jul 01, 2012 Aimee rated it 2 of 5 stars
My Wants For The Rise of Nine:

1) Four/John becomes romantically involved with Six, mans up a little, and ditches Sarah once and for ALL!
2) Sarah is never mentioned AGAIN (I extremely dislike her, I didn't even enjoy or remotely like her and Johns' romance in I Am Number Four!) Although, I WOULD enjoy if John kinda rubbed it in her face that he's happily with Six. BOOYAHHH.
3)Sam is rescued somehow and is okay! LOVE THAT BOY!
4)Some new powers are added to the Garde's Legacies! I would scream gid


I'm so pleased with these series, though I still want four and six together...haha. But yay! This book is riveting and I kinda liked how short eight's involvement was. i mean, i wish they could all go badass and fight sarjlkj ra lol i cant spell his name :P his dedication was short but sweet. thank you pittacus lore! you did not disappoint. I hope they fight for real next time. it's gonna be one big family for sure :P sss (save sam soon!)

P.S. anyone else want to know what was
Sep 18, 2012 Alein added it
9/18/12: I really like this book. This book has restored my faith in the Lorien Legacies series. Tons of action. I have a feeling that Nine will fall in love with Six or Five (if Five is a girl). I hope it's Five.

I really hope this book is better than The Power of Six. John and Sarah FTW!

3/14/2012: The cover is nice!!!!!!
I feel like this series just keeps getting better and better with each book! I thoroughly enjoyed it. The three POVs keep everything exciting and fresh. There was not any point in this book that I was bored or felt that it dragged. There is just enough action to hold your interest and keep you on edge without it getting redundant. I really liked the new characters that were introduced and also the further development of older characters. I have to say, my favorite character is Six, she is just s ...more
Full of Spoilers – Proceed with caution.

The Rise of Nine is explosive, adrenaline pumping and full of high power energy. I expected nothing less with this installment.

In this installment, Number Six, Seven and Ten go in search of Eight and they find him in India. Across the world, Four and Nine are traveling together and Five is still missing. Setrakus Ra is on earth and invading Four and Eight’s mind through dreams and visions. The Government is working with the Mogadorians for the benefit of
Right so, i love the books. I hope they do make the power of six movie or else i will kill someone.
What i think:
-Sarah should just go away. Like i wish one of the gardes would just throw her to the next continent or even planet (sorry if it sounds harsh). I mean, it's like Cho Chang all over again. She betrays the one she supposedly 'loves'. She's an effing drama queen. She's a jealous b*tch who thinks she controls John's love life. She only cares about her popularity and UGH. I just can't stan

Review: The Rise of Nine

Finally, after a year of waiting I finally read The Rise of Nine. Of course, this book wasn't perfect and I like The Power of Six way more better, but The Rise of Nine was a great addition to the series, and I believe the events in this book is preparing the readers for the next installment which I believe is going to be awesome and have a great title.I'm going to start with the cons of this book.


Things I loved about the book:


THE ACTION !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Their legacies. They have such AWESOME abilities.

Things I hated:

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Number Six (I'm not a fan of her)
Number Nine (He's alright but drives me mad at times)

The fact that Sam is not in this book directly. I like him.

One thing I didn't like was that there wasn't en
Makayla Angel-Merlino
Dec 16, 2011 Makayla Angel-Merlino marked it as to-read
i cannot wait!!!!! the last two books were awesome. i reall wish four/john would stop being so funny about sarah i really think he should just dump her, and i can't wait to find out about the other numbers.
Carolina Carriço
I enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I would. I read the first two books ages ago, and I gave them both 2 stars and because I didn't write reviews, I have no idea why. But I was sure I wanted to keep reading this series, so I read the recaps and dived into this one. And it was a very nice surprise.

I must say there's one thing that annoys me beyond words. Why doesn't the author write which POV will he be following?! Because of that when I read the first couple of paragraphs I have to find out

It is perhaps possible for a book to be an entertaining one and yet not a very good one. I have found this to be the case with The Inheritance Series, Artemis Fowl, Maximum Ride and several other substandard YA novels (perhaps including The Hunger Games) though they each differ in quality. And again they could be considered good writing on the one level that they convey their intended plots to their target audience (after all why else would they be selling millions and possess a large fan base -
I originally posted this on My Book Musings.

I have been waiting for The Rise of Nine for about eight months now, since I finished the second book The Power of Six.That book just made me anticipate the third book even more!

In The Rise of Nine, we finally see almost all the Garde coming together (except for Number Five, I don’t know why). By the end of the book, however, there were only eight of them together so maybe it should have been called The Rise of Eight? :p No, the story doesn’t revolve a
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Lorien Legacies (7 books)
  • I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies, #1)
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