Review: THE RISE OF NINE by Pittacus Lore

September 12, 2012 Review 3

The Rise of Nine (Lorien Legacies, #3)


(Lorien Legacies, #3)
by Pittacus Lore

Genre: YA Fantasy|
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Reviewed by: Kristina| Source: Publisher

  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (August 21, 2012)
  • ISBN-10: 0061974587
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061974588


Excellent – Loved it! Buy it now & put this author on your watch list.


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.


RISE OF NINE, the third book in the Lorien Legacies series, is a fast, action packed sci-fi adventure story about a race for survival that kept me glued to the pages wondering what would happen next. I enjoyed seeing how these characters used their powers and constantly intrigued by the new developments in their abilities and in the coming war.  I also liked how RISE OF NINE made changes in narration less confusing by switching the font type when the story moved to another character perspective.

It was really nice to see that these kids didn’t all automatically get along and acted like adolescents who got on each other’s nerves. Yet they do show some maturity and excellent teamwork when one of their lives were at risk. My favorite character in this book was Eight, who comes off as the one of the most playful of the characters specifically when it comes to using his abilities especially upon meeting with the other characters.

I am excited to see what is next in this series considering the various shocking revelations that surround the Mogadorian’s goals which seem to go beyond just killing these kids.  Also, with the constant mentions of the mysterious Five, I will be sorely disappointed if he/she doesn’t show up in the next book.  RISE OF NINE was a fun filled and exciting third installment of The Lorien Legacies. The fourth untitled book is due out August 2013.

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3 Responses to “Review: THE RISE OF NINE by Pittacus Lore”

  1. Bibliotropic

    I’ve only read the first book of the series so far, and I rather enjoyed it, but my impression of the series was somewhat soured by finding out that it seemed to have been written specifically with the goal of being made into a movie and having lots of associated products. That outcry seems to have died down somewhat in spite of the continued publications of the novels, and I definitely am curious to read the second and third books to see what they’re like, especially hearing that the kids actually act like kids (I’m so tired of books where kids either act like adults or always outsmart the adults), but I admit I’m still a bit leery of the series.

    • Kristina

      It is pretty good and I actually did not know about the book being written with the purpose of them becoming movies. I never saw I AM NUMBER FOUR but after reading it I am thinking about checking it out.