Genre: Science Fiction
Synopsis: We are the last defence.
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 another . . . but our Legacies are developing, and soon we’ll be equipped to fight. Is John Number Four, and is his appearance the sign I’ve been waiting for? And what about Number Five and Six? Could one of them be the raven-haired girl with the stormy eyes from my dreams? The girl with powers that are beyond anything I could ever imagine? The girl who may be strong enough to bring the six of us together?
200words (or less) review: The Power of Six is a definite improvement on the previous book in the Lorien Legacies series. While the choices in tenses during flashbacks threw me (Marina at the lake), I definitely think that the writing has improved. The story is tighter, more thrilling and for the last 100 pages I was gripped.
As a character John Smith (aka Number 4) continues to frustrate me. The alternating narration from Marina really saved this book. She is an instantly likeable character with a completely different childhood to John.
There are some continuity issues; the lack of language barrier isn’t explained for one. Also certain characters seem to have developed a personality overhaul which is at complete odds with book one.
Overall though, The Power of Six gives a much bigger insight into all the characters and the task they face, making the entire series more fascinating.