[YA/Science-Fiction Review] The Rise of Nine by Pittacus Lore

Posted on 01/10/2013 in Book Review / 2 Comments

[YA/Science-Fiction Review] The Rise of Nine by Pittacus LoreThe Rise of Nine by Pittacus Lore
Published by Harper Collins on 8/21/2012
Genres: Adventure, Science-fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 360
Format: Paperback
Source: Publisher
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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.

Hello to all my nerdhuffers. Did you forget about me? It has been a super busy few months for me and alas something had to give. I had to take a break from reading as my time has been cut short by to many responsibilities. (Darn job and family interferin’ with my readin’.) At this point it’s a wonder that the blog overlord hasn’t kicked me out of her super fun club and gotten someone one else. I guess it’s much easier to nag me that some other poor lackey! Now I know it’s not a romance, but Jenn graciously let me read this first if I promised to review it for her. The downfall of this is that I’m super behind, and now I know she is dying to read this! Sorry Jenn! If you haven’t read I Am Number Four and The Power of Six you might not want to read any further as there will be spoilers for those books. Or you could just cheat and go read Jenn’s reviews for those books! This third one starts right where the second one ends. John and Nine have escaped the Mog mountain, however they had to leave Sam behind. The fact they have to leave Sam, means John spends a huge chunk of the book hating himself for this. This drove me nuts. I get that Sam is starting to play a large role in John’s life but I really got tired of his whining about having to leave him. Nine seems to agree with me most of the book as well! They end up traveling around the states trying to plan their next move on how to meet up with Six and the others. If you remember Sam had the meeting place written down in his pocket and that is now lost to them. Oh noes! Six is now traveling with Marina, Ella (the 10th Lorien!!!) and Ella’s cepan Crayton. They make the decision to travel to India to try to find Eight. I enjoyed the girls’ view in this book so much more than the boys’. Their story of trying to find Eight and then get back to the states seemed a lot more driven that the story line from John and Nine. I really could have skipped over those parts and would have been just as happy with the book. I also feel that this is where Marina really starts to develop more as a character. I found her very lacking in the last book, and just wished she would “man up” already. It was nice to see that she is taking her role seriously and trying to step out of her shell. She looks up to Six and tries hard to be strong like her. Also Eight is awesome. I’m going to leave that there as I know once I get going about the story line revolving him I will give too much away! The whole book is basically a huge lead up to the ending. The last few chapters really move along and I love this kind of fast paced writing that goes on. The downfall was I had it in my head that this was the last of the series, and had expected it to be the big finale. I was sadly wrong, part of me was glad I was,but the other part really wanted to know how everything was going to end. The ending does leave off at a great place and I can’t wait to read the next one. Though I think if Jenn gets a copy I won’t be the one doing the review this time!


Disclaimers: This book was provided by the publisher in exchange of an honest review. Blurb and photo source courtesy of Goodreads.  *If you decide to purchase this book through any of these links, we do receive a small monetary kick-back that helps fund this blog.


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Amanda @ BookShelfery

Associate Reviewer/Minion
I'm a mother, a wife and a scientist. I read just about anything you put in front of me. I would say that my favourites are horror and romance. No wait, it's YA and dystopian novels. Umm, actually this week its mystery and paranormals. You know what, I really don't have a favourite genre, for me it varies by month, by week, or by day. Deep down I'm a nerdhuffer to my core. \r\n\r\nWhat? Nerdhuffer? What is that, you ask...\r\n\r\nDo you love the written word? Do you love those hard copies that sit in libraries full of the smell of glue, paper, and ink? Do you love those new copies that you stalk the book store for at midnight on its release to go home and read till 6AM even though you have to get up to go to work 7? Do you cherish an e-reader so that you can access a whole world of books whether you are at home, at the store, in the airport, or even... the bathroom? (What, you read in there too. Don't deny it, we're all friends here.) Did you just shake your head yes to any of those questions? Well then, my friends you are a nerdhuffer. Be proud, go forth in your addiction. I'll meet you at the bookstore to teach you the secret handshake. I'll be the one on the floor getting high off the pile of books at my feet.


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2 responses to “[YA/Science-Fiction Review] The Rise of Nine by Pittacus Lore

  1. thegeekyblogger

    Great Review Amanda!  I read the first one and thought it was ok.  I am glad to see this one worked in some parts even though other parts were a let down.  I will get to it eventually!

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