Friday, April 29, 2011

I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

Nine of us came here. We look like you. We talk like you. We live among you. But we are not you. We can do things you dream of doing. We have powers you dream of having. We are stronger and faster than anything you have ever seen. We are the superheroes you worship in movies and comic books—but we are real.

Our plan was to grow, and train, and become strong, and become one, and fight them. But they found us and started hunting us first. Now all of us are running. Spending our lives in shadows, in places where no one would look, blending in. we have lived among you without you knowing.

But they know.

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.

Sounds a bit dramatic, huh? I couldn't wait to get this book! I've been on the holds list at the library for ages, and the only thing that stopped me from just buying it was the fact that I've read too many mixed reviews. The book description made it sounds awesome though, in my opinion.

I'm sad to say that for me the book fell short of the description. I was thinking it would be action packed and well, different. Don't get me wrong, I did like the book, it just wasn't what I was expecting. For it to be a really spectacular book for me, it would have needed a lot less talk and a lot more action. It was a well written story, but knowing that this is the first book in a series? It makes me sad for the books that will follow.

I've talked quite a bit about series that don't have a strong starting book lately, and unfortunately this was one of those. I am really curious to see the movie now though. Anyone seen it? Or read this book? Am I the only one that was slightly disappointed??

This is a book that you are just going to have to read and decide for yourself. Like I said, I did like it. I think I'll just have to continue the series when the next book comes out in August and see where it goes from there.

Have a good weekend everyone! And as always....

Happy Reading!

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