I Am Number Four [Book Review]

Title: I am Number Four (Lorien Legacies #1)
Author: Pittacus Lore
Published: August 3rd 2010 by HarperCollins
Source: Paperback
Genre: Young Adult, Sci-Fi
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Nine of us came here.
We look like you.
We talk like you.
We live among you--but
We are not you.
We have powers you dream of having.
We are the superheroes you worship in movies and comic books--
But we are real.
They caught Number One in Malaysia. Number Two in England. And Number Three in Kenya.
They killed them all.
I am Number Four. I am next.


Everyone of us knew what this book is all about, either you have read it already or just saw it at the bookstore or in goodreads and read the synopsis or you're a big fan of the movie. But I'm going to write my own opinion anyway.

Earth is not the only planet that sustains life, there were few more, like the planet Mogadore; a poisoned dying planet, and also there was the planet Lorien; an advance planet where Lorics lives, Lorics are very similar to humans except that some of them possesses a supernatural powers they called "Legacies". Planet Lorien was attacked by the Mogadorians for their resources, many Lorics were killed, those who are left have escaped and end up living here on Earth.

We all know 9 Garde have escaped together with their own Cepans. 3 are dead, and the 4th which is John Smith is on the run. The hunt was in order to protect the other Gardes, but once the Gardes are with each other the charm that protects them will be destroyed. But, if they were with each other the Mogadorians have nothing to do but to surrender.

Question: Why does the Mogadorian wants to kill Four and the rest of the Gardes? 
Answer: So they can conquer and inherent the Earth without any hindrances.

This book is really amazing, although it's a fiction I still love the possibility of a life somewhere, the possibility on what will happen to our planet if we stop to care for it. This book is also very rich in history, it's very convincing that Lorics played a great part in our civilization, that was one of the factors that made this book very interesting. After reading this book I really really got disappointed at the movie, the movie didn't give any justice, they changed almost everything. 

Back to the books, the characters are all amazing, Four, Sarah, Six, Mark James, Sam, Bernie and the rest even the Mogadorians are cool. Mark James and Sam are my favorites. Fast paced, beautifully written. I recommend this amazing book for an amazing reader like you. Go grab and read it!

Rating: 5/5

About the Author 

Pittacus Lore is Lorien's ruling Elder. He has been on Earth for the last twelve years, preparing for the war that will decide Earth's fate. His whereabouts are unknown.


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