The Story ~
‘I am Number Four’ is the first book in the Lorien Legacies series by Pittacus Lore (a Loric Elder, from the Planet Lorien, which is three hundred million miles away. He is approximately ten thousand years old. He has been to earth hundreds of times, and he is here now ~ according to amazon).
John Smith is 15 years old and may seem like an average teenager but he is not, he is an alien from the Planet Lorien, a planet he left with 8 other children at an early age and their guardians following an attack by the Mogadorians, another race of aliens, who have used all of their planet’s resources and Lorien now has been left the same way. The children wait for the time when they can return home. All of the children have powers, including telekinesis and as they get older more powers will appear, these are their legacies.
Before the children left Lorien they were protected with a charm which only allows them to be killed in a set order, numbers 1,2 and 3 have already perished at the hands of the Mogadorians, John is next, the remaining 6 children (including John) are in hiding over the world. John and Henri (his guardian) have been running since they arrived on Earth but John has now found a place he can called home and he is not leaving without a fight.
What I thought of ‘I am Number Four’ ~
‘I am Number Four’ was enjoyable in parts and the story has a great premise with potential, the characters are good, Number Six was definitely my favourite, it was just a pity she did appear until later in the book. John and Henri were also good characters but John did complain despite knowing how much danger he was in (but he is a teenager). Its a fun read. The second book, ‘The Power of Six’ is due for release in August and I will read it because the book kept me interested enough to want to find out what happens to the rest of the children.
A fun read with a great idea for a story.
Rating ~ 6/10
Reviewed by Weave (Paula Mc)