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The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore
Harper Collins, August 15, 2011
Here's a short review. I was way underwhelmed by this book. You all know that I was practically forced by my teens to read I Am Number Four. It was sort of an interesting story, and said teens promised my\e that Six was sooooo good and actually so much better than Four. I was already invested in the story, so I had no problem placing a hold for it at the library.
I had to literally drag myself through this book. I felt there was too much review of what had happened in the first book (I hate that! Move on with the story already. Do a really brief refresh; if people want to know more, they can read/reread the previous book!). In addition, I felt there was no...movement...in this story. It felt like a filler. Other reviews talk about how suspenseful, compelling, action-packed, etc. the story was, and I just didn't get it. Perhaps because I know it's the early stages of a series and I suspect that the six who are left are going to be around for at least another book.
Told you this was a short review! Look, those of you who loved I Am Number Four have already read The Power of Six, and I'm not going to argue why this book wasn't for me. To each his own, right? If you haven't read I Am Number Four, you have your reasons, and this review shouldn't change your mind. I gave these books a fair shake, and now I'm done. I will rely on my teens, and the reviews of fellow bloggers, to carry me through the rest of the series. Believe me, it's very difficult for me to give up on a series once I've started--I did not come to this decision lightly!
Have there been series you've given up on?
Enjoy your reading!