Friday, November 22, 2013

The Fall of Five (Lorien Legacies, Book 4) by Pittacus Lore

After reading, "The Fall of Five"  I am sorry, I started reading this series. The first novel had so much promise but each book after has just progressively gotten worse. Nothing terribly new or exciting happens, much less anything entertaining.

All the characters more or less become narcissistic jerks. The story line is weak and there is a high degree of predictability. Only two note worthy events happen and it is the development of a legacy and another event that I don't  want to give away, as it would be a major spoiler.  You could basically take about 25 pages from this book and make a decent short novella from it. This book seems to be more of a "filler" or money maker.

A major disappointment.

Grade: F

Overview [B&N]

John Smith—Number Four—thought that things would change once the Garde found one another. They would stop running. They would fight the Mogadorians. And they would win.
But he was wrong. After facing off with the Mogadorian ruler and almost being annihilated, the Garde know they are drastically unprepared and hopelessly outgunned. Now they're hiding out in Nine's Chicago penthouse, trying to figure out their next move.
The six of them are powerful, but they're not strong enough yet to take on an entire army—even with the return of an old ally. To defeat their enemy, the Garde must master their Legacies and learn to work together as a team. More important, they'll have to discover the truth about the Elders and their plan for the Loric survivors.
And when the Garde receive a sign from Number Five—a crop circle in the shape of a Loric symbol—they know they are so close to being reunited. But could it be a trap? Time is running out, and the only thing they know for certain is that they have to get to Five before it's too late.
The Garde may have lost battles, but they will not lose this war.
Lorien will rise again.

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