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Fight for Power

(The Rule of Three #2)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  2,500 ratings  ·  225 reviews
As this apocalyptic trilogy hurtles to a chilling conclusion, Adam is pushed to the edge of his endurance and sanity.

Adam has killed again. It had to be done, part of him knows that, but murder changes a person. It can certainly change a teenager who's already grown up too quickly, too harshly, in the wake of the catastrophic global blackout five months ago. In the name of
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Hardcover, 352 pages
Published January 19th 2015 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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Greg
Jan 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
For those of you who want to see my previous review of Book 1, you can find it.

But for my thoughts on book 2... In many ways, I liked it more than the first one!

The book picks up right where no. 1 left off - in the very same scene, in fact. It's shortly after this that one of the major upsides of this book starts to show - characters I wanted to see more of started to appear. People like Lori, Brett and Todd (all people the main character, Adam, knows) spend a lot more time on stage then some ot
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Dan Lutts
Nov 11, 2018 rated it liked it
In The Rule of Three, life as teenager Adam Daley knew it came to an abrupt halt when a virus crashed every computer and digital-operated device in the world. With the help of his next-door neighbor, Herb, everyone in Adam's neighborhood fortified their neighborhood and made preparations to survive and defend their territory until the computers came online again. The book ended when Adam and his neighbors defeated a group of renegade soldiers who threatened to destroy their neighborhood.

Fight fo
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Benjamin
Oct 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! It is a continuation of the original book, but this one involves other variables that were previously unknown. I think that the author did a very good job of starting up again right where he left off and making it perfect!
Zachariah Thompson
Sep 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Not a fan of cliffhangers but that really makes you hook into the next one. Fortunately I have the next book and look forward to diving right in. Start to finish action, and always got to love a twist.
Carina Olsen
Sep 19, 2014 rated it did not like it
Well. I wasn't going to read this one. But because I'm part of the blog tour, I thought I should. And even though I did not like book one at all, I admit to being curious about this one, as I felt like book one ended way too soon. Hmph. I wish I could say I loved this book. But I actually liked it less than book one. Sad face.

It just makes me so sad that I disliked these books. But damn. They were not for me. Not at all. I really wanted them both to be amazing, but for me, they were all kinds of
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Wendy
Jul 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: adventure, ya, dystopian
"The Rule of Three Fight For Power" continues Eric Walters' exciting survival adventure ten weeks after a global blackout. The military force that threatened the neighborhood has been destroyed and lies in the valley below the bridge. Even their base of operations has been deserted. Afraid that the danger has not been eradicated, Herb, the ex- CIA agent has stepped up Adam's flights in his ultralight and has Brett's team exploring and scavenging at night.

But as the neighborhood continues to main
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Ethan
Apr 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: la-book-shelf
This is book 2 of the series. This book didn't miss a step. It started where book one ended I thought the first book was action-packed but this book added a whole new level to what Adam, Herb, his friends, and neighbors had to go through. Looking forward to reading the continuation in book three. ...more
Shelley
**I received this book for free from Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.**

*Genre* Young Adult, Post-Apocalyptic
*Rating* 3.0

*My Thoughts*

Fight for Power (Rule of Three #2) is the sequel to The Rule of Three. In fact, Fight for Power picks up right at the very same scene where Rule left off. Fight for Power is told in the first person narrative by 16-year old Adam Daley. Lead by the secretive Her
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This book is a little bit better than the first (I won't call it "better" since the first book is not good at all). There is no major, as in BIG, happenings at all but small ones leading to a (view spoiler) I skip a lot of phrases that doesn't have dialogues since some are just describing how this happens and is written in one or two long paragraphs.

The ending is the only part that interested me (view spoiler)
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Christina Mosley
Feb 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Very good sequel to Rule of Three. Things are getting more desperate as people make decisions to determine whether they will adapt or crumble in a world that has reverted back to the early 1900s (No electricity, cell phones, Internet, computers). A few even grow more sociopathic in their treatment of those around them. One neighborhood bands together and brings people and resources together to maintain food, water, and essential human needs. Other areas become more militant and lawless (destroyi ...more
Cylas
Sep 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: g-7-readlog
it left me off right where the 1st book ended, which was very exciting and cool.
Some important character will be a 16 year old Adam, who has an ultralight and they are just trying to survive and it is very thrilling. They need to defend.I recommend this book because so far the series is amazing, and very thrilling, and surprisingly realistic.If you like action and adventure you should totally read this it has even taught me what I should in case of the apocalypse.
Jodi Perkins
Apr 03, 2016 marked it as abandoned
I enjoyed the first book in this series, but I started to get bored with this second one and I couldn't make it past the first few chapters. The dynamics of an EMP are so compelling, yet Fight for Power focuses more on the war between neighboring factions than it does on the present apocalyptic event. I really wanted to read more about the nuances of teenagers trying to survive life after an EMP, not teenagers in a world where adults make all the decisions and they just go with the flow. And it' ...more
Megs
Sep 17, 2014 rated it liked it
I just finished this one and I am seriously stressed out. That last chapter! Yikes!

Fight for Power continued on where The Rule of 3 ended: with Adam and his friends and neighbours battling against the group of men who were threatening their neighbourhood. Much like The Rule of 3, Fight For Power focused on the struggle to survive. However, as more and more time passes with no hope of rescue, the group begins to focus more and more on the long term, specifically surviving the winter.

Adam is kind,
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Sandy
Jan 10, 2015 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
The best word that I found to describe this book would be: bridge. I really loved The Rule of Three and I couldn’t wait to dig into its sequel, The Fight for Power but this novel just didn’t have the excitement and the storyline like the first book. In the prequel, I just couldn’t get enough of the drama and adventure that seemed to occur with every passing page but with this second book, I really did not feel that type of adrenaline rush or that intensity. I feel as if this book will s
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Gabriel James
Sep 02, 2016 rated it liked it
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At A Glance

Genre:
Young Adult; Dystopia.
Love Triangle/Insta Love?: nope.
Cliff Hanger: Yep!
Rating: 3.5 Stars

Score Sheet
All out of ten

Cover:
9
Plot: 8
Characters: 8
World Building: 7
Flow: 6
Series Congruity: 8
Writing: 7
Ending: 9

Total: 7.5

In Depth

Best Part:
Bad guys got what was coming to them!
Worst Part: draggggggingggggg.
Overall Feels Felt: Dragging; Oh snap!; NOOOO!

Conclusion

Continuing the Series:
yep
Recommending: yah
Misc.:

Short Review: Well this was another sequel i read recently that didn't live
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Jim
Jan 31, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2015
For anyone that has read my reviews, you are aware that I dislike books in a series that fail to complete their internal story arc within there individual book. This book fails to do that. More so, it fails to have a significant internal story arc to begin with. So much so that at the conclusion of the book, I basically said "that was it? That was the main point of this book?" The storyline is enjoyable though I still feel things are working out too perfectly for Adam and his neighborhood. I fee ...more
Jack P
Sep 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The book rule of three is a detailed filled dystopian book that will hook you in the first chapter. It has so many characters in it and there each unique in many ways. The story line is like a puzzle because some events that happen are related to an event that happens down the road. The reason why I love this book so much is because of what the book is about. If this actually happened in real life, I feel we would have the same reaction because of how much we rely on technology. It also has a lo ...more
jen
Feb 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: young-adult, dystopia
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Conner Gokie
May 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I need to emotionally sit down and think about this book for a week.
Cameron
Dec 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
First off I would like to state that I was thoroughly surprised by the second book of Eric Walter's series. If I were asked to give this book a rating I would give it a five out of five-stars. In this review, I will explain why. In the first book, I was really surprised by the quality of the book. I thought that it would be like any other post-apocalyptic book set after the "world had gone bad". As I am an avid reader and have read probably 15 different variations of the same storyline, I though ...more
RYAN
Jan 13, 2021 added it
The book that I am doing my book review on is called “The Rule of 3 Fight for Power.” The book is written by Eric Walters and the lexile level is 730L. The book is about how it has been over a month after the power and everything with electronics has been cut out and they still are having to find a way through this wasteland. And even without their electronics they are making things out of ordinary things that you can find at people’s houses.
I would say that if there is a theme for this book i
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Aidan
Jun 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Fight for Power was a book I was looking forward to reading ever since I finished the first book in Eric Walter’s trilogy, The Rule of Three. I had high expectations for the book, and it did not disappoint. It picked up right where the first book left off and left me wondering where Walters would go with the final book of the trilogy, which I fully intend on reading this summer. This dystopian novel depicts a world in which any item with a computer or requires electricity to run is hindered use ...more
Miles
May 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Bryce Kuchar
Oct 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Bryce Kuchar
Title: The Fight For Pow3r
Author: Eric Walters
Genre: Non-Fiction
Rating: 3.5/5

The Fight For Pow3r is the second installment in Eric Walters The Rule of Thre3 trilogy. The story takes place in 2015, when the world is stripped of all electricity. This loss of power throws everyone into a world where they have to fight for things previously available like food and water. This causes the neighborhood of Eden Mills where the main character, Adam Daley, lives to become a battle ready base
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Imagine: Everything with a circuit board breaks. Thanos-snap instant. No warning.

Lights. Phones. Cars. Computers. Gas pumps. Semi Trucks. Airplanes--in mid-air.

Kids are stuck at school. Parents can't get home from work.

Fire departments can't respond. Police cars don't run. Garbage can't get picked up. Hospitals can't save lives.

No electricity. No water. No money.

No refrigerator. No microwave.

Everything.

How fast would the g
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Cheryl Saxton
Mar 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
As Adam and his community continue to work for survival, other forces are trying to hurt, or at least hinder, them. Adam, his girlfriend Lori, and his best friend Todd, are working hard to help the community in any way they can. They help those groups who are outside the community walls, as much as possible. Lori even tries slipping food to a mother and her young daughter. Adam helps another family when there is a dispute about who actually shot a dear - the young boy or a police officer named ...more
Hector Robles
Nov 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
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William
Jul 09, 2019 rated it liked it
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