Monday, December 12, 2011

I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

From Goodreads: In the beginning they were a group of nine. Nine aliens who left their home planet of Lorien when it fell under attack by the evil Mogadorian. Nine aliens who scattered on Earth. Nine aliens who look like ordinary teenagers living ordinary lives, but who have extraordinary, paranormal skills. Nine aliens who might be sitting next to you now.

The Nine had to separate and go into hiding. The Mogadorian caught Number One in Malaysia, Number Two in England, and Number Three in Kenya. All of them were killed. John Smith, of Paradise, Ohio, is Number Four. He knows that he is next.

I Am Number Four is the thrilling launch of a series about an exceptional group of teens as they struggle to outrun their past, discover their future—and live a normal life on Earth. 

When I first read the synopsis for this book, I thought it sounded interesting but very sci-fi-ish. I'm not a huge fan of science fiction, so I started the book with a little trepidation. However, I couldn't have been more surprised. Instead of well, alien-looking aliens, the author portrays the Loriens as a people very much like humans. A  group of Loriens seek refuge on earth after their planet is taken over by hostile aliens, the Mogadorians. The Loriens need to stay in hiding because they fear the Mogadorians have followed them to  earth, and are planning on making earth their new  home. This isn't your typical human vs. aliens book. I found myself cheering when John (Number Four) makes a friend, and starts discovering his powers. This book has non-stop action that made it really hard to put down. I will be reading more in this series.

Rating: 4
Content: A little language

Published: 1.2010

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