The Power of Six (Lorien Legacies, #2)
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The Power of Six (Lorien Legacies #2)

4.18 of 5 stars 4.18  ·  rating details  ·  71,065 ratings  ·  4,527 reviews
I've seen him on the news. Followed the stories about what happened in Ohio. John Smith, out there, on the run. To the world, he's a mystery. But to me . . . he's one of us.

Nine of us came here, but sometimes I wonder if time has changed us—if we all still believe in our mission. How can I know? There are six of us left. We're hiding, blending in, avoiding contact with one...more
Hardcover, 406 pages
Published August 23rd 2011 by HarperCollins
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★ Jess

There are probably spoilers:

Jess: Hello there, James Frey, aka Pittacus Lore. Welcome to the show.
James Frey: Thanks for having me. How much money did we agree I'd be getting for this interview?
Jess: A lot.
James Frey: Good, because I adore money.
Jess: I can tell. In the past nine months you've released two New York Times Best Selling novels, one e-book/novella, and had a large budget film adaption. You must be stoked. You and Mr. Hughes are rolling in money
James Frey:Yes, we are.
Jess: Lets...more
Migs Austria
I've finally read the highly anticipated sequel to I Am Number Four. I love how the author wrote it in two perspectives: John's and Marina's.

The Power of Six is much more action-packed than the first. There are some issues of betrayal and love and sacrifices.

Six, you badass alien, I think I like you too.
It's definitely worth the wait and when's the third book coming out? I. NEED. MORE.

Arlene
Rating Clarification: 4.5 Stars

Absolutely INTENSE!!

There are only six of us left. Six of us against any number of them. And no way of knowing how we might possibly find one another. We’re the only hope. Strength in numbers. The power of six...

Wow! Now this is what I call adrenaline pumping, high impact action. I felt I was on a turbo jet ride that wouldn’t stop! O.O There wasn’t one moment in this book where I let my guard down or allowed myself to settle into a false sense of security or saftey...more
Angela
I received an ARC copy of this book from the publisher for a honest, fair review. This is me being honest; I'm not sure if it's fair...

I did not like the first book of this series, and I had decided not to waste my time on the sequel. I should have gone with my gut reaction and stayed far, far away from this book. Why did I read it? The better question is, why did I bother seeing the movie after disliking the book so greatly? The answer to that question is simpler, the tickets were free. How do...more
Mark
The first volume I sort of read by mistake last year but it was ok. Obviously I am not exactly the target audience so would not expect my excitement to have me rush to the bookshop and batter on the door till number two volume was handed to me but even i was amazed that i ambled along quite merrily for months without giving the slightest stuff about number 4 and his collected band of Mog battlers. (And is it only me who keeps imagining dear old Judith Kerr's creation standing in the middle of th...more
Cloud_9
Sorry but if you are not going to be constructive then why are you dragging on about hating the book and only reading it because the guy who played Alex rider in stormbreaker is in it?
P.s. You can't really comment on a book that isn't out yet and therefore you can't have read. Goo drool over Alex whats-his-name.
Joy (joyous reads)
Initial Reaction After Reading:

I'm thoroughly angry. The majority of the book was a fantastic read...until I got to the parts where Four/John Smith agonized like a fickle boy stuck between loving one girl and liking another. Oh, there's a difference. It makes me mad that THIS overshadowed how great this book could've been. I'm sorry that I'm so hung up on the forced romances in this book but I detest love triangles; hate it, hate it, hate it - with a passion. I have debated on abadoning this bo...more
~Tina~
(4.5 star)

The Power of Six starts off right from the aftermath of the Paradise disaster. John, Sam and Six are on the run from the police and FBI with the Mogadorians hot on the trail. They want to try to find the other Numbers, combining each of their powers to fight against the Mog's and bring peace to there planet Lorien, thus saving planet earth from certain doom.

I really enjoyed this book, but it felt like a filler more then anything. Nothing actually gets resolved but we do learn quite a...more
Shannon
I got my hands on an advanced reading copy of this and I eagerly tore into it. After a bit of a slow start, the story soon picks up the pace ending in an all out battle with a few epic twists. The Power of Six introduces us to another one of the nine and half of the story is narrated from her point of view.

There are plenty of moments that had me on the edge of my seat and we finally find out what was in the second spaceship that left Lorien in John's visions. Just as interesting and addictive a...more
Tasha
After battling against the Mogadorians at their school, John (Number Four) and his friend Sam have fled the town of Paradise with a price on their heads - the police believing them to be terrorists. In tow is chimera, Bernie Kosar, and the second Lorian we have met, Six.

Over in Spain, we also pick up the story of Number Seven, also known as Marina. She's currently living in a convent/orphanage, waiting for her legacies to develop and the right time to find the others.

The story switches between J...more
Keli
Jan 31, 2011 Keli marked it as to-read
Man that is the WORST COVER EVER! It looks like an advertisment for Veggie Tales!!!
♔ Shayna
Gotta say, I prefer this book much more than the original. John wasn't as much as a douche, though he had his moments. As for Sarah.... THAT WITCH! HOW COULD SHE?!? Oohhh, I almost threw the book I was so angry!!! Anyway, I was way excited about meeting the other numbers. Marina will have to take some getting used to... But I instantly loved Ella, she was so cute and amazing.

This book had wayy more action than the first, which is perfect to me. However John made stupid decisions as usual and of...more
Natalie
Jan 16, 2012 Natalie rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Paranormal romance fans
So, the first book was OK, but I read it because I had nothing better to do. This book mainly circulates around the Four-Six-Sam-Sarah love triangle/square, which honestly, bores me. It's not done well, it's SO cliche. Lines like "I'll love you forever" and "I can only love one" make me want to vomit. But past that, what is so desireable about Four? He's kind of an asshole: He leaves his best friend to die in a pit full of monsters and he leaves his girlfriend and in the process makes out with a...more
Dean JF Walsh
Its been a long wait but i finally got the chance to read the thrilling new squeal to Lorian Legacies "The Power Of Six" where to begin?

First i liked the idea of it being from two different perspectives of both John and Marina, in my review prior to the release of this book coming out i said that this book would be centered completely around seven to give us a break from john but as i read on i realized it made seance to include john as he still has his own story to fulfill.

Six still remains my...more
Twyla
I enjoyed this book, it was fast paced and a fairly easy read with some great twists and turns. I really enjoyed how it answered some of my questions but also created new ones that I am wondering about now. Below in bold Italics are the answers and new questions I have.


I read the first book and loved it! I am really excited for the second book. I want to do some speculating:

1) The power of six, has to be the story of them finding the six remaining Loriens. But that doesn't mean that they will...more
Donna {Book Passion for Life}
"I was just thinking that, out of the four of us, three are aliens, two are fugitives with terrorist ties, and not a single one of us has a valid driver's licence. Something tells me things might get interesting."

Whoooo! Before I start this review, can I just say that Lore absolutely smashed ‘I am Number Four’ out of the park with this! The Power of Six is an absolutely fantastic sequel that has left me dying to know to more.

The Power of Six is told from alternate point of views. We’re introduc...more
Victoria Scott
Oh. My. Freaking. God.

This is me, standing up on my chair applauding an empty room like an idiot. 10 minutes ago, I read the last page of THE POWER OF SIX. Nine minutes ago, I called my mother in hysterics telling her she must--MUST--read the I AM NUMBER FOUR series. Here's how the convo went:

Mom: Sounds like you loved them. I'll read them.

Me: When. Now?

Mom: I'll buy them when they're all out.

Me: No. You will buy the first two today and then loathe the world that the third isn't out yet.

Mom: F...more
Jonathan
The Power of Six is the continuation of the storyline begun with I Am Number Four. This novel adds new characters and brings new items, weapons and abilities into play which was just enough to keep the novel interesting. The additions were also just enough to make me care enough about the story and enjoy it. However on the whole I must confirm that while the series appears to have an interesting premise that's a little different (if full of cliché but then I don't think the use of clichés is nec...more
Eric Allen
The Power of Six
Book 2 of the Lorien Legacies
By Pittacus Lore

A Review by Eric Allen

Okay, despite the fact that one of the two (uncredited) authors of these books is a worthless waste of human life who can't find a bowl of chicken noodle soup to drown himself in quickly enough for my taste, I actually enjoyed, to some extent, the first book. Despite its complete lack of anything resembling a character, it was a fun read to take up an afternoon with. It was by no means a great book, but it wasn't...more
Jacqueline
Where do I even begin...? This book was absolutely amazing and I regret not reading the first one! (I watched the crappy movie instead!)

I don't really know how to write a review for this book without giving away spoilers so just bare with me! Although it says the book is narrated by Seven, Number Four's opinion is also included! I love how the story is taking more definite ground! (Which of course means double the action and double the Mogadorians!) You also learn a bit more about Six along with...more
Brodie
The Power of Six picks up right where it left off in I Am Number Four. John, Sam and Six are on the run from the law, doing what they can to best evade both aliens and authorities. We're also treated with an entirely new character's story, which is a fantastic addition. Right from the get go, you're pulled into the whirlwind of action, a thrill-ride that refuses to cease until the very last page. You're hanging on every word, wondering how these characters are going to make it out alive, because...more
Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids
This is a fantastic, action packed, thrilling sequel to I Am Number 4. I really liked the way the story played out and was written. It's a fast paced, engaging read told from two different points of view from John, Number Four and Marina, Number Seven.

John, Six, Sam and John's faithful companion, Bernie Kosar are on the run and continue to find themselves in the middle of trouble, despite their best efforts to stay hidden. I loved their character chemistry together and even found some their line...more
Brigid *Flying Kick-a-pow!*
Dec 04, 2011 Brigid *Flying Kick-a-pow!* marked it as to-read
Shelves: aliens
I was originally never ever going to read this book ever. But now I see it has such high ratings on Goodreads. And I feel compelled to change that. Or maybe it's actually good.

HAHAHA. Yeah. Prooobably not. But, who knows.
Jianne
Hands down, The Power of Six is so much better than I Am Number Four.

Thanks to COB (The City of Bones) I know started giving half-ratings. So 4.5 stars (I couldn't take it no filling up all five stars so I just had to.)

The story is told by two narratives, the two members of the Garde Number Four, John Smith who is on the run with Sam, Six, and Bernie Kosar, and Number Seven, Marina who's hiding at Santa Teresa, a convent in Spain. While John, Number Six and Sam try to stay ahead of the Mogadoria...more
Salymar
I have to be completely honest. I was really, really, reaaaally expecting big things from this novel because its predecessor left all of us hanging. The book#1 background stories of its characters are all bland which led to a huge disappointment. That is why I was simultaneously sceptical as well.

And now, from the bottom of my heart, I comment that this very rare sequel live up more to the grandeur of the initial book. Suffice to say that my scepticism was very short lived as this book answered...more
Traci (The Reading Geek)
I loved The Power of Six and found it nearly impossible to put down. The introduction of Marina (Number Seven) was a great addition and I enjoyed learning more about her life on earth as well as her legacies. I loved following along with John, Six, and Sam while they were on the run and the many dangerous situations they found themselves in. The relationship between John, Six, and Sam grows even more as the story progresses. Six is one of my favorite characters in the series because I love how t...more
Stephanie (Stepping out of the Page)
Whilst this one didn't grab me as much as its predecessor, The Power of Six was still a fast paced, action-filled read. Instead of mainly focusing on Number Four, John Smith, this book alternates between two points of view - Four and the newly introduced Number Seven, Marina. The relationship between Sam, Four and Six progressed quite a lot and it was interesting to read. I did, however, feel as though Four was being a little selfish in this one and knowingly put himself and his friends in dange...more
Amy
Fabulously fun. I have to say, I am impressed with The Power of Six. It is full of action-packed adventure and well written. It is easy for the reader to connect with the characters and imagine the scenes. I’d say this book is much better than I Am Number Four BUT you need the background of the first book to read this one.
Plot:
The Power of Six continues the adventure of “John Smith” (aka Four) the alien from Lorien and his mission to save the world. Though his guardian is gone, he is now...more
Maria
I highly recommend The Power of Six.

*****

The key to change is letting go of the fear.

RIVETING.

The Power of Six is a big improvement from its prequel, I Am Number Four that really says a lot! Three reasons why I love it more than IANF: (1) Less somber, more fun; (2) romance from two people not likely to hook up – well, it was unexpected for me; (3) new characters, be it main or secondary, were like fuel adding to a fire – Lorien Legacies has never been this good!

The Power of Six is told in two PO...more
Mith
Convenient . This was the word running through my head while reading the book. It is so chock-full of plot devices and asspulls, it's ridiculous!

Observe -

-> Our heroes are on the run and they need a car to get away, so they just waltz into a second-hand car shop and buy an SUV for 1500$... EVEN THOUGH THEY'RE ONLY 16 AND THEIR FACE IS PLASTERED ON NATIONAL TELEVISON EVERYWHERE ON ACCOUNT OF THEM BEING BRANDED AS TERRORISTS.

-> They need a place to hide - and voilà! A nice big mansion, comp...more
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Pittacus Lore is Lorien's ruling Elder. He has been on Earth for the last twelve years, preparing for the war that will decide Earth's fate. His whereabouts are unknown.
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