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In Pittacus Lore’s The Rise of Nine, third in the New York Times bestselling I Am Number Four series, the stakes are higher than ever as John, Six, and Seven try desperately to find the rest of the Garde before it’s too late.
 
The Mogadorians who destroyed the planet Lorien continue to hunt down the Garde, the small group of Loric survivors who have taken refuge on Earth. The Garde must come together. They are Lorien and Earth’s only hope.
 
During the dangerous mission at the Mogadorian base in West Virginia, John found and rescued Nine. But even with their combined powers, special abilities known as Legacies, the pair barely escaped with their lives—and they lost Sam in the process.
 
In order to save our world and their own, John and Nine must join forces with Six and Seven who have been battling the Mogadorians in Spain, and who are now trying to locate Number Eight in India.
 
Power in numbers will save us all.

Topics: Survival, Adventurous, Aliens, Alien Invasion, Friendship, Exciting, and Series

Published: HarperCollins on Aug 21, 2012
ISBN: 9780062190185
List price: $8.99
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The third book in the Lorien Legacy continues as the surviving members of an alien race fight the Mogadorians to save the Earth. In this volume we are introduced to Nine and Eight, two interesting characters. Full of action the books moves, but provides very little insight.read more
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In the book of the series, we find number 4 with number 9 and 6 who has met with 7and 10 find a new character number 8 in India where he is hiding as a Hindu God.While there were a few good fight sequences in the book and a few detailing the powers of the 9, you also have too much of the book with John (number 4) mooning over Sarah, his girlfriend and Sam, his best friend who have either been left behind or captured. A lot of the story with 6 and the rest seem to have been entered as filler before the big fight. It was entertaining but not enough to rate it higher than I did.Read it when you have time to kill and want a good but not great bookread more
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i totally love this series.first off, i must confess that i got into this simply because i loved the movie I am Number Four. I've been replaying the fight scene in the school over and over and have been wondering how the story was going to progress. once i finished reading The Power of Six, i literally braved the pouring rains of a LPA and sent myself off to my favorite bookshop to find this third installment. lucky for me, it was in stock.now on to the book:my biggest peeve about this book was the rotating POVs that didn't sound all too different from the other two POVs. i had a hard time pinpointing who was narrating until later on in the chapters. I'm hopeful that the next ones in the series will be a little bit more enlightening.i loved the small tidbits about Lorien and the Garde scattered here and there throughout the book. the flashbacks that number six are having are insightful. i loved reading about the Garde coming into their Legacies, using the ones they already have and trying to learn more about those that are just manifesting. sometimes it's hard to believe that these teenagers are really the last of the Lorien and that they are all that is needed to awaken their hibernating planet but once i read about how they came together in a fight and how their cohesiveness as a unit, their chemistry if i may, just came about it suddenly seemed plausible. especially during their awesome fight scene with Setrakus Ra.i also enjoyed the little tidbits of romance thrown into the mix. it would be fun to find out who ends up with whom. all in all, a wonderful addition to the series and a good read. extremely enjoyable.read more
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Although the synopsis is written from the POV of Number Six, The Rise of Nine actually shifts between three POVs: John Smith (Number Four), Number Six, and Marina (Number Seven). I’m wondering if this is going to become a thing with this series. Book #1 had one POV, Book #2 had two, and now Book #3 has three. But because all of the POVs are written in the first-person and the voices really aren’t that different, it can start to get confusing. I kind of hope Book #4 reins it in and doesn’t add yet another POV to the mix.Speaking of which, I totally thought this was a trilogy until I realized I was at the last chapter and there was no way things were going to resolve by the end of the book. Which is mostly fine, but there’s a couple plot points I can’t believe are still dangling, including the whereabouts of my favorite character. In case anyone wonders, apparently there are going to be six books. Which you probably already knew, but I didn’t.But anyway, moving away from that, let’s talk about the book. So as I said, there are three POVs. And I’m not entirely sure they were necessary. Marina and Number Six’s voices were kind of interchangeable, until they get split up and you can tell who’s speaking based on the setting. However, that’s a pretty late-stage development, and I don’t think we needed to stick with Marina through it. Probably just John and Six’s voices would have sufficed and been less confusing. It wasn’t really a bad thing, just sometimes hard to figure out who was talking. I had to back up a page on several occasions to double-check the narrator.As for the plot, it had all the crazy action I’ve come to expect from this series. I loved the addition of Number Nine and Number Eight to the mix. They provided some fun new powers and personalities, and I got excited every time another member of the Garde joined the group. We didn’t really learn much more about Lorien’s history in this book, which was kind of sad (I love learning about Lorien), but the increased action made up for it for the most part. I am a sucker for awesome new superpowers and gadgets and giant explosions, and there are plenty of all of the above. The best thing about this series is the action, and this book really played to its strengths.Getting to the writing, even on the sliding scale that I use to judge writing (I’m not going to hold an action book about teen aliens to the same standard as high fantasy), I had one major gripe about the writing. Actually, it’s not major. In the grand scheme of things, it’s minor. But it irked the heck out of me. And that is the phrase “with my telekinesis” and all its variations.“I used my telekinesis to push the plane”“I’m able to deflect [the sticks] with my telekinesis”“I use my telekinesis to pull on the tail of one of the helicopters”And about a thousand other mentions of the Garde using their telekinesis to move, lift, throw, tear, float, and otherwise manipulate their surroundings.I have absolutely no problem with the fact that all of the members of the Garde have telekinetic powers and that they use them all the time. I would too, if I had telekinesis. But since this is a thing that all of them can do, and they all use it like another extension of their body, constantly reminding us that they’re doing it with their telekinesis is redundant. If you’re ripping a helicopter from the sky, and I know you have telekinesis, I’m pretty sure you’re not doing it with your nose. It’s like saying “I kicked the ball with my foot” or “I picked up the book with my hand.” You don’t need to tell us what part of your body you used to do something. It’s assumed. Stop telling me that you are doing things in the only practical way you could do them.Okay. Rant about telekinesis over.Aside from that, the writing flows well, the pacing is good, and the action scenes (which are a good chunk of the book) were exciting. I enjoy this series with the same part of my brain that enjoys Michael Bay movies (admit it. Transformers was super fun). I still don’t really understand the title (we found out in Power of Six that there are actually ten Garde members, three of which died at the beginning of I am Number Four, and we met Number Nine at the end of the last book and he doesn’t do much “rising” in this one. It’s a mystery), but I don’t care too much. This isn’t a big “thinking” series. It’s about superpowers and explosions and adrenaline, and I highly enjoy it.read more
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Yes! Pittacus Lore hits another home run with me! The only disappointment is that the book ended too quickly and now I have to wait another year for the next book in the "I Am Number Four" series! I love these books! They read quick and the author handles the year gap between books by dropping subtle references to the previous books to jar my memory. I don't want to say too much about the plot and the characters because I don't want to spoil it for anyone! ENJOY!read more
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I truly enjoyed the first two books of this series and was looking forward to Rise of Nine; at least until I learned there would be six books in the series. That presents two problems for me: 1) waiting years to get closure and 2) the "middle" will probably lag. Sadly, not only did this book lag with little actual plot development, but the actions of the Loriens became so ridiculous I could no longer suspend my disbelief.I have an excellent memory for books, but after reading several dozen books over the year, details begin to erode from following so many series. I was a third of the way into Nine before everything started clicking again. And now it'll be another year before the cliffhanger ending gets picked up. And, Rise of Nine is a "middle" book with all that comes with being one. First off, it jumped around like a madman from one narrator to the next, with the teens spread about the globe. In fact, the last few pages switched between the 7 Loriens paragraph by paragraph, straining my ability to keep track of who was talking (as they all speak in first person!) I did like knowing what was happening to all of them, rather than being stuck with one narrator, but it was poorly organized. But, the more serious problem I had with the book may come down to me being an adult and not the intended YA audience.The teen angst got on my nerves, as well as continuing story contrivances. These teens are on the run for their lives; they have seen their dearest family murdered before their eyes; and yet, they make stupid mistakes and fight amongst themselves like regular teenagers! It just didn't make sense. Nine and Four get caught by the FBI because they are too busy playing with the items in their chests? I mean, really?! Oh, and those chests. So important, yet not one of these kids knows how to use more than one or two items. And have hurt themselves with them more than once. The Cepans knew they could be killed at any time - why would they not go through every item with their charges, or at least leave instructions, just in case?SPOILER>>>>And, speaking of contrivances, the big bad can take away their legacies. All this build-up about how important these kids are; how important their legacies will be, and snap - he can just take them away with a thought? It stretches credibility to the breaking point.>>>>ENDSPOILEROverall, the book wasn't bad but the saga has lost serious momentum for me. After an entire book, all that was accomplished was bringing everyone together except Five. No doubt, the next book will spend its entirety looking for him/her - how else will they stretch this out 3 more books? Though I still find the over-arching story interesting, I will probably hold off on reading any more until all the books have been released. Recommended, but with reservations.read more
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Rating: 4 of 5 Woo boy, the last few chapters of The Rise of Nine had me on the edge of my seat, demanding "This better not end yet!" at least three times. New legacies, cool Inheritances, a badass mega villain, and jam-packed with even more action than Book Two. Present tense first person POVs from Four/John, Six and Seven/Marina (switch in POV is set off by different typefaces), so at first it may confuse some readers which POV is which since characterization hasn't improved all that much. But what the book lacks in character development it more than makes up for in engrossing plot and tons of action. Fans of the series will no doubt devour book three and count the days until Book Four.read more
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Best book in the series so far!

I've almost forgotten how I loved this series having read The Power of Six almost a year ago. It was really awesome. New characters, new Legacies, new revelations. Excellent read.read more
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For a while now, I had been so excited to read this book. The last book left my heart broken with the many revelations that had happen. I didn't think I could bring myself to read this book cause for me, I was done. But....I needed to know. My mind would not let me rest until I knew if things have changed. It did.What I enjoyed most about this book is the great plot. The reader gets to meet the rest of the group. 7,8 and 9. There are plenty of surprises with lots of action involved. I really loved that the reader gets plenty point of views switches without lost of information. At first glance, when I saw that there were several point of views, (6,7,8,9, and 4), I didn't think it would do good for me. I'm very picky about POV switches These switches were done nicely, flowing from one to the other.There are several new friendships forms as well as love interest. I KNOW! Eeeeeek! *Takes Breath*The friendships form go beyond what then reader sees. There is loyalty and strong urge to fight for all what they loss. When working together, the teams rocks. They get stuff done, protecting one another, fighting together. When they separate, things seem to go wrong all the time.There is also the re-visit to some old character from the first book. I love stepping back where I originally fell in love. The reader gets some GOOD answers on situations that happen. I am happy to report, that it's not all what it seems.The Rise Of Nine is an gripping escape to dine into! It impresses the reader with lots of action and non-stop thrills. A compelling story that is moving, The Rise Of Nine is spellbinding!read more
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Harry McDadeBook reviewSeptember 14, 2012The Rise of NineThe book the rise of nine is a thrilling book about an alien race trying to survive. Not only that but they have to try to save Earth as well. Before you read this you should read the first two books if you have not yet because it won’t make any sense. They came from Lorien on a ship escaping the grasp of the cruel and rut; hless Mogadorians. At the beginning there were nine, the Mogadorians got to three, six are left fighting to survive and fight back. The book the rise of nine is a book about six kids ,all of which are aliens from Lorien. They had come to Earth to hide and train away from the Mogadorian’s clutches. Each one has a Capen, their Capens are there to protect, mentor, and guide them. They train far from each other so it is harder for the Mogadorians to find them all. Then finally they will all find each other and fight the Mogs and retake Lorien. Each of the Garde the nine that came to Earth has legacies which are special and unique powers that come to there owners when they are ready.In some spots in the book it is confusing because the author does not tell you right away who is speaking. But I like the way the author did the chapters, one story to another then back to that story. I like that because you have to keep reading to find out more and that moves the book fast. All in all I think it was a good book because it had more good parts than bad ones. So it would be a great book for young adults.read more
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This is good, solid YA adventure book. Good aliens battle the bad aliens with a little help from some human friends. I like the characters, the action, and the morals. I am a little tired of new powers emerging in the nick of time to save the day, but I can live with it. ; ) 3.5 stars.read more
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This book has thrilling action and I love how many different moods it raises out of you. There’s romance, death, fighting, action, aliens, and superhuman powers. Not to mention, comedy. These characters are so interesting and the plot is amazing. I read this book because it is the 3rd book in a series and I loved the first 2.read more
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The book The Rise Of Nine is about aliens, aliens from the planet Lorien with exceptional strength and talents. The aliens from Lorien have helped to build the Pyramids of Giza, Stonehenge and many other natural wonders. The Lorien aliens’ goal is to take down the Mogadorians, a fellow alien race, who are planning to not only destroy the Loriens’ planet but Earth as well. The aliens from Lorien are numbered 1 through 9 and they must be killed in order, one, first; nine, last; other wise, the damage done to that alien will be reversed onto the person who attempted to kill the alien. Numbers one through three are dead. But now after fourteen years on the planet, the charm has been broken since the Mogadorian leader Setrakus Ra has arrived. Now Loriens four through nine must fight for the right to live.The Rise of Nine was an amazing book. There were many details and the storyline was terrific. The author, Pittacus Lore, switched characters each chapter so you got the perspective from each character. I really like that approach because it gave me more insight to the characters and their stories. As far as I know there aren’t any books similar to this in terms of plot and action, which makes this book a true original. I feel that is why it is all the more impressive that Pittacus Lore has created such a terrific trio of books.read more
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THE RISE OF NINE is action-packed and fast-paced. This book isn't perfect but it made me think, happy and annoyed. I still enjoyed reading it, it kept me sit at the edges at times.This was the first book I read from The Lorien Legacies, I haven't read the novellas, I haven't read the prequels, I haven't even seen the movie, but since I thought it was the last and the movie was just so famous, I need to read it ASAP. But as it turned out, this isn't the end and from what I heard, there's still the fourth,fifth, sixth book, maybe even up to nine **sigh**The Summary:Six, Seven, Ten and her Cepan, Crayton flew to India to find another member of the Garde. There they met Eight, who had been training his legacies and living without his cepan. Four and Nine had just excaped from the Mogadorians and the US Government. Four constantly thinks about Sam and Sarah. Nine constantly reminds him that they are here to train and protect the earth and Lorien.In between reuniting with the members, each group faced threats, mysteries, self-discoveries, answers and more questions.THE PROS:In this book, we see more on the character development and discovery. The Garde's members discover themselves, their abilities, their chest, their past. Also, some of the mysteries are solved ( I wonder what will the other books' conflicts are).The charntacters have different strengths and flaws, most of them I loved.There's action, random action in the book. It's also intense and well-defined.The differe POV's have different depths, different voices, you'll know when it change.I love the twists at the end ( especially what happened with eight :))Nine and Eight save the book. (Nine is hilarious, hot and has some sense, Eight is hot, powerful, light and friendly)IN THE MIDDLE:The whole series has a lot of things going on, there are numerous subplots, backstories, conflicts and protagonists.It's an interesting mix of characters but it also lead to some of them being just shadows.The end doesn't leave in a cliffhanger.The writing is okay, once you get settled reading.THE CONS:There are some boring parts, well, mostly the first chapters. I feel like there's nothing really happening. The story felt stagnant, it really doesn't move anywhere.The author tried to do romance, but it's not good. He tried doing love triangles (six, seven, eight), but only one of them knew that there is such thing. The pairings are complex. (Six likes four, four isn't sure about Sarah because of six, nine shows interest to six, six has some bond with eight, seven hates six for being too close with eight, then eight suddenly loves seven and seven's happy). I don't want eight to end up with seven ( and really, what's up with that kiss, it's random, no one expects it, it felt pushed, just so seven would feel better)I'm gonna read I AM NUMBER FOUR first to know for myself how good it is. I'm gonna read the next books in this series, because I'd like to know who carries Pittacus Lore's power (eight claim it, four claim it, and six has a msyterious voice calling to her) and really I just wanna know how this would end.Recommended to anyone who loves reading about aliens, sci-fi, thrillers and action-packed books.FTC Disclosure: Review copy provided by publisher for an honest review . Full review on Bookshelf Confessionsread more
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I really enjoyed the first book in this series, I Am Number Four and liked The Power of Six, but did not love it. However, The Rise of Nine renewed my faith in this series because it was amazing! It took me a couple of chapters to get used to the flow of the book because the perspective switches every chapter between, Six, Four and Seven, but each character has their own font type which helped distinguish whose perspective I was getting. Four is separated from Six and the others, so it was nice to get a sense of what was going on with all of them, but it was a little confusing at first. When we switch we also leave the character we were just following in some kind of predicament that makes it impossible to not keep flipping the pages to see what happened to them. It was a very clever way to keep me moving forward in the story because there was no way I could walk away while one of these characters was in trouble and not know what happened to them.While we met Nine briefly in The Power of Six we get to spend a lot more time with him in The Rise of Nine. While Nine may have seemed to be a little annoying at first, he is hilarious in a fight scene. He does not to take too much seriously and his snarky comments during a battle kept me highly entertained. Here is an example:“I hear the hammer of a gun click. We freeze. The trucker with the aviator glasses waves a .50 caliber Desert Eagle at us. I don’t know everything about guns, but I know this one packs a very big punch. He sounds pretty serious when he asks, “Which of you wants to die first?”Of course Nine steps forward, crossing his arms over his chest. “Me.”He raises the gun towards Nine’s face and laughs at what he thinks is just bravado. “Don’t tempt me punk. Killing you will be the highlight of my day.”“Well then shoot. No reason to put off the highlight of your day. You don’t look like you get a lot of them.” Nine says. I sigh, knowing this is all going to end badly.”It also helped to see that not all of the Nine get along with each other right away. They are adolescents and although they might literally have the weight of the world on their shoulders, they all still have moments when they act their age and just get frustrated with one another. The tension between Four and Nine lasted for a good portion of the book, but growing pains are to be expected when there is so much pressure on them and they are losing people they love in this battle. They are also two teenage boys who have different viewpoints on what is important and that caused them to constantly butt heads.The action in this book is literally non-stop. I don’t think there is one chapter where something is not happening, such as a fight breaking out, the Mogadorians attacking, someone on the brink of death, or a huge revelation get dropped in the form of the Lorian history or legacies developing. It was amazing how much Pittacus could fit into these books with these characters and I was glued to the pages as it all unraveled before me.The Rise of Nine does not end on a cliffhanger, but there is no way you could get all the way through this book and not want to come back for the next one! There are too many unfinished storylines to walk away from the series now. I have not heard any news about the next book, but I keeping my fingers crossed that it will be released soon! I am dying to see how all of this will end and how The Garde will finally stand up to and defeat Setrákus Ra. The first two books in the series were good, but this one was absolutely awesome! I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a fantastic science fiction book with some stellar fight sequences.read more
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amazing.. i just can't wait to read " the search for sam".. ^_^read more
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I have recently just finished the book The Rise Of Nine by Pittacus Lore. This is the third book in the series Lorien Legacies, following I Am Number Four and The Power of Six. In this book, Four teams up with Nine who Four saved last book in America.Four and Nine are planning to meet up with the others and attack Setrakus Ra. But they have several arguments about safety fighting and especially about Sarah and Sam, John’s girlfriend and best friend that were taken from him by the government. Arguing about finding them or sticking to the original goal and going after the alien leader. While on the other side of the Earth, Seven and the unknown tenth member, Ten team up to find Eight, the rumored god. Their journey was painful but when they finally find his, they find out his powers and a place that will help they rejoin with their companions. I really enjoyed this book. It had great descriptive words and I could really feel like I was right there saying and doing everything alongside the characters. The book really drew me in and I couldn’t put it down. The book is split into different characters personalities giving you a glimpse of what's happening on either side of the earth. That way you know what's going on and how they might be connected. I recommend this book for ages 12 and up, but more important, to the people who have read the series.read more
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Just like the previous two books in this series, The Rise of Nine is a fast, action-packed, quick read. The title is a bit misleading though, as the story doesn't really focus around Number Nine, but tells the story of all of the kids except Number Five. It's a good story to just get lost in for the day it will take you to read it, since it doesn't involve much thinking at all.read more
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Action packed, but slow moving plot wise. The Rise of Nine is a very entertaining book with all it's fighting scenes and action, my only problem is that I think character and plot development is sacrificed for all this action. Nonetheless, I was entertained. And Number Nine is a cocky bad ass.read more
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The third book in the Lorien Legacy continues as the surviving members of an alien race fight the Mogadorians to save the Earth. In this volume we are introduced to Nine and Eight, two interesting characters. Full of action the books moves, but provides very little insight.
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In the book of the series, we find number 4 with number 9 and 6 who has met with 7and 10 find a new character number 8 in India where he is hiding as a Hindu God.While there were a few good fight sequences in the book and a few detailing the powers of the 9, you also have too much of the book with John (number 4) mooning over Sarah, his girlfriend and Sam, his best friend who have either been left behind or captured. A lot of the story with 6 and the rest seem to have been entered as filler before the big fight. It was entertaining but not enough to rate it higher than I did.Read it when you have time to kill and want a good but not great book
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i totally love this series.first off, i must confess that i got into this simply because i loved the movie I am Number Four. I've been replaying the fight scene in the school over and over and have been wondering how the story was going to progress. once i finished reading The Power of Six, i literally braved the pouring rains of a LPA and sent myself off to my favorite bookshop to find this third installment. lucky for me, it was in stock.now on to the book:my biggest peeve about this book was the rotating POVs that didn't sound all too different from the other two POVs. i had a hard time pinpointing who was narrating until later on in the chapters. I'm hopeful that the next ones in the series will be a little bit more enlightening.i loved the small tidbits about Lorien and the Garde scattered here and there throughout the book. the flashbacks that number six are having are insightful. i loved reading about the Garde coming into their Legacies, using the ones they already have and trying to learn more about those that are just manifesting. sometimes it's hard to believe that these teenagers are really the last of the Lorien and that they are all that is needed to awaken their hibernating planet but once i read about how they came together in a fight and how their cohesiveness as a unit, their chemistry if i may, just came about it suddenly seemed plausible. especially during their awesome fight scene with Setrakus Ra.i also enjoyed the little tidbits of romance thrown into the mix. it would be fun to find out who ends up with whom. all in all, a wonderful addition to the series and a good read. extremely enjoyable.
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Although the synopsis is written from the POV of Number Six, The Rise of Nine actually shifts between three POVs: John Smith (Number Four), Number Six, and Marina (Number Seven). I’m wondering if this is going to become a thing with this series. Book #1 had one POV, Book #2 had two, and now Book #3 has three. But because all of the POVs are written in the first-person and the voices really aren’t that different, it can start to get confusing. I kind of hope Book #4 reins it in and doesn’t add yet another POV to the mix.Speaking of which, I totally thought this was a trilogy until I realized I was at the last chapter and there was no way things were going to resolve by the end of the book. Which is mostly fine, but there’s a couple plot points I can’t believe are still dangling, including the whereabouts of my favorite character. In case anyone wonders, apparently there are going to be six books. Which you probably already knew, but I didn’t.But anyway, moving away from that, let’s talk about the book. So as I said, there are three POVs. And I’m not entirely sure they were necessary. Marina and Number Six’s voices were kind of interchangeable, until they get split up and you can tell who’s speaking based on the setting. However, that’s a pretty late-stage development, and I don’t think we needed to stick with Marina through it. Probably just John and Six’s voices would have sufficed and been less confusing. It wasn’t really a bad thing, just sometimes hard to figure out who was talking. I had to back up a page on several occasions to double-check the narrator.As for the plot, it had all the crazy action I’ve come to expect from this series. I loved the addition of Number Nine and Number Eight to the mix. They provided some fun new powers and personalities, and I got excited every time another member of the Garde joined the group. We didn’t really learn much more about Lorien’s history in this book, which was kind of sad (I love learning about Lorien), but the increased action made up for it for the most part. I am a sucker for awesome new superpowers and gadgets and giant explosions, and there are plenty of all of the above. The best thing about this series is the action, and this book really played to its strengths.Getting to the writing, even on the sliding scale that I use to judge writing (I’m not going to hold an action book about teen aliens to the same standard as high fantasy), I had one major gripe about the writing. Actually, it’s not major. In the grand scheme of things, it’s minor. But it irked the heck out of me. And that is the phrase “with my telekinesis” and all its variations.“I used my telekinesis to push the plane”“I’m able to deflect [the sticks] with my telekinesis”“I use my telekinesis to pull on the tail of one of the helicopters”And about a thousand other mentions of the Garde using their telekinesis to move, lift, throw, tear, float, and otherwise manipulate their surroundings.I have absolutely no problem with the fact that all of the members of the Garde have telekinetic powers and that they use them all the time. I would too, if I had telekinesis. But since this is a thing that all of them can do, and they all use it like another extension of their body, constantly reminding us that they’re doing it with their telekinesis is redundant. If you’re ripping a helicopter from the sky, and I know you have telekinesis, I’m pretty sure you’re not doing it with your nose. It’s like saying “I kicked the ball with my foot” or “I picked up the book with my hand.” You don’t need to tell us what part of your body you used to do something. It’s assumed. Stop telling me that you are doing things in the only practical way you could do them.Okay. Rant about telekinesis over.Aside from that, the writing flows well, the pacing is good, and the action scenes (which are a good chunk of the book) were exciting. I enjoy this series with the same part of my brain that enjoys Michael Bay movies (admit it. Transformers was super fun). I still don’t really understand the title (we found out in Power of Six that there are actually ten Garde members, three of which died at the beginning of I am Number Four, and we met Number Nine at the end of the last book and he doesn’t do much “rising” in this one. It’s a mystery), but I don’t care too much. This isn’t a big “thinking” series. It’s about superpowers and explosions and adrenaline, and I highly enjoy it.
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Yes! Pittacus Lore hits another home run with me! The only disappointment is that the book ended too quickly and now I have to wait another year for the next book in the "I Am Number Four" series! I love these books! They read quick and the author handles the year gap between books by dropping subtle references to the previous books to jar my memory. I don't want to say too much about the plot and the characters because I don't want to spoil it for anyone! ENJOY!
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I truly enjoyed the first two books of this series and was looking forward to Rise of Nine; at least until I learned there would be six books in the series. That presents two problems for me: 1) waiting years to get closure and 2) the "middle" will probably lag. Sadly, not only did this book lag with little actual plot development, but the actions of the Loriens became so ridiculous I could no longer suspend my disbelief.I have an excellent memory for books, but after reading several dozen books over the year, details begin to erode from following so many series. I was a third of the way into Nine before everything started clicking again. And now it'll be another year before the cliffhanger ending gets picked up. And, Rise of Nine is a "middle" book with all that comes with being one. First off, it jumped around like a madman from one narrator to the next, with the teens spread about the globe. In fact, the last few pages switched between the 7 Loriens paragraph by paragraph, straining my ability to keep track of who was talking (as they all speak in first person!) I did like knowing what was happening to all of them, rather than being stuck with one narrator, but it was poorly organized. But, the more serious problem I had with the book may come down to me being an adult and not the intended YA audience.The teen angst got on my nerves, as well as continuing story contrivances. These teens are on the run for their lives; they have seen their dearest family murdered before their eyes; and yet, they make stupid mistakes and fight amongst themselves like regular teenagers! It just didn't make sense. Nine and Four get caught by the FBI because they are too busy playing with the items in their chests? I mean, really?! Oh, and those chests. So important, yet not one of these kids knows how to use more than one or two items. And have hurt themselves with them more than once. The Cepans knew they could be killed at any time - why would they not go through every item with their charges, or at least leave instructions, just in case?SPOILER>>>>And, speaking of contrivances, the big bad can take away their legacies. All this build-up about how important these kids are; how important their legacies will be, and snap - he can just take them away with a thought? It stretches credibility to the breaking point.>>>>ENDSPOILEROverall, the book wasn't bad but the saga has lost serious momentum for me. After an entire book, all that was accomplished was bringing everyone together except Five. No doubt, the next book will spend its entirety looking for him/her - how else will they stretch this out 3 more books? Though I still find the over-arching story interesting, I will probably hold off on reading any more until all the books have been released. Recommended, but with reservations.
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Rating: 4 of 5 Woo boy, the last few chapters of The Rise of Nine had me on the edge of my seat, demanding "This better not end yet!" at least three times. New legacies, cool Inheritances, a badass mega villain, and jam-packed with even more action than Book Two. Present tense first person POVs from Four/John, Six and Seven/Marina (switch in POV is set off by different typefaces), so at first it may confuse some readers which POV is which since characterization hasn't improved all that much. But what the book lacks in character development it more than makes up for in engrossing plot and tons of action. Fans of the series will no doubt devour book three and count the days until Book Four.
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Best book in the series so far!

I've almost forgotten how I loved this series having read The Power of Six almost a year ago. It was really awesome. New characters, new Legacies, new revelations. Excellent read.
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For a while now, I had been so excited to read this book. The last book left my heart broken with the many revelations that had happen. I didn't think I could bring myself to read this book cause for me, I was done. But....I needed to know. My mind would not let me rest until I knew if things have changed. It did.What I enjoyed most about this book is the great plot. The reader gets to meet the rest of the group. 7,8 and 9. There are plenty of surprises with lots of action involved. I really loved that the reader gets plenty point of views switches without lost of information. At first glance, when I saw that there were several point of views, (6,7,8,9, and 4), I didn't think it would do good for me. I'm very picky about POV switches These switches were done nicely, flowing from one to the other.There are several new friendships forms as well as love interest. I KNOW! Eeeeeek! *Takes Breath*The friendships form go beyond what then reader sees. There is loyalty and strong urge to fight for all what they loss. When working together, the teams rocks. They get stuff done, protecting one another, fighting together. When they separate, things seem to go wrong all the time.There is also the re-visit to some old character from the first book. I love stepping back where I originally fell in love. The reader gets some GOOD answers on situations that happen. I am happy to report, that it's not all what it seems.The Rise Of Nine is an gripping escape to dine into! It impresses the reader with lots of action and non-stop thrills. A compelling story that is moving, The Rise Of Nine is spellbinding!
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Harry McDadeBook reviewSeptember 14, 2012The Rise of NineThe book the rise of nine is a thrilling book about an alien race trying to survive. Not only that but they have to try to save Earth as well. Before you read this you should read the first two books if you have not yet because it won’t make any sense. They came from Lorien on a ship escaping the grasp of the cruel and rut; hless Mogadorians. At the beginning there were nine, the Mogadorians got to three, six are left fighting to survive and fight back. The book the rise of nine is a book about six kids ,all of which are aliens from Lorien. They had come to Earth to hide and train away from the Mogadorian’s clutches. Each one has a Capen, their Capens are there to protect, mentor, and guide them. They train far from each other so it is harder for the Mogadorians to find them all. Then finally they will all find each other and fight the Mogs and retake Lorien. Each of the Garde the nine that came to Earth has legacies which are special and unique powers that come to there owners when they are ready.In some spots in the book it is confusing because the author does not tell you right away who is speaking. But I like the way the author did the chapters, one story to another then back to that story. I like that because you have to keep reading to find out more and that moves the book fast. All in all I think it was a good book because it had more good parts than bad ones. So it would be a great book for young adults.
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This is good, solid YA adventure book. Good aliens battle the bad aliens with a little help from some human friends. I like the characters, the action, and the morals. I am a little tired of new powers emerging in the nick of time to save the day, but I can live with it. ; ) 3.5 stars.
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This book has thrilling action and I love how many different moods it raises out of you. There’s romance, death, fighting, action, aliens, and superhuman powers. Not to mention, comedy. These characters are so interesting and the plot is amazing. I read this book because it is the 3rd book in a series and I loved the first 2.
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The book The Rise Of Nine is about aliens, aliens from the planet Lorien with exceptional strength and talents. The aliens from Lorien have helped to build the Pyramids of Giza, Stonehenge and many other natural wonders. The Lorien aliens’ goal is to take down the Mogadorians, a fellow alien race, who are planning to not only destroy the Loriens’ planet but Earth as well. The aliens from Lorien are numbered 1 through 9 and they must be killed in order, one, first; nine, last; other wise, the damage done to that alien will be reversed onto the person who attempted to kill the alien. Numbers one through three are dead. But now after fourteen years on the planet, the charm has been broken since the Mogadorian leader Setrakus Ra has arrived. Now Loriens four through nine must fight for the right to live.The Rise of Nine was an amazing book. There were many details and the storyline was terrific. The author, Pittacus Lore, switched characters each chapter so you got the perspective from each character. I really like that approach because it gave me more insight to the characters and their stories. As far as I know there aren’t any books similar to this in terms of plot and action, which makes this book a true original. I feel that is why it is all the more impressive that Pittacus Lore has created such a terrific trio of books.
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THE RISE OF NINE is action-packed and fast-paced. This book isn't perfect but it made me think, happy and annoyed. I still enjoyed reading it, it kept me sit at the edges at times.This was the first book I read from The Lorien Legacies, I haven't read the novellas, I haven't read the prequels, I haven't even seen the movie, but since I thought it was the last and the movie was just so famous, I need to read it ASAP. But as it turned out, this isn't the end and from what I heard, there's still the fourth,fifth, sixth book, maybe even up to nine **sigh**The Summary:Six, Seven, Ten and her Cepan, Crayton flew to India to find another member of the Garde. There they met Eight, who had been training his legacies and living without his cepan. Four and Nine had just excaped from the Mogadorians and the US Government. Four constantly thinks about Sam and Sarah. Nine constantly reminds him that they are here to train and protect the earth and Lorien.In between reuniting with the members, each group faced threats, mysteries, self-discoveries, answers and more questions.THE PROS:In this book, we see more on the character development and discovery. The Garde's members discover themselves, their abilities, their chest, their past. Also, some of the mysteries are solved ( I wonder what will the other books' conflicts are).The charntacters have different strengths and flaws, most of them I loved.There's action, random action in the book. It's also intense and well-defined.The differe POV's have different depths, different voices, you'll know when it change.I love the twists at the end ( especially what happened with eight :))Nine and Eight save the book. (Nine is hilarious, hot and has some sense, Eight is hot, powerful, light and friendly)IN THE MIDDLE:The whole series has a lot of things going on, there are numerous subplots, backstories, conflicts and protagonists.It's an interesting mix of characters but it also lead to some of them being just shadows.The end doesn't leave in a cliffhanger.The writing is okay, once you get settled reading.THE CONS:There are some boring parts, well, mostly the first chapters. I feel like there's nothing really happening. The story felt stagnant, it really doesn't move anywhere.The author tried to do romance, but it's not good. He tried doing love triangles (six, seven, eight), but only one of them knew that there is such thing. The pairings are complex. (Six likes four, four isn't sure about Sarah because of six, nine shows interest to six, six has some bond with eight, seven hates six for being too close with eight, then eight suddenly loves seven and seven's happy). I don't want eight to end up with seven ( and really, what's up with that kiss, it's random, no one expects it, it felt pushed, just so seven would feel better)I'm gonna read I AM NUMBER FOUR first to know for myself how good it is. I'm gonna read the next books in this series, because I'd like to know who carries Pittacus Lore's power (eight claim it, four claim it, and six has a msyterious voice calling to her) and really I just wanna know how this would end.Recommended to anyone who loves reading about aliens, sci-fi, thrillers and action-packed books.FTC Disclosure: Review copy provided by publisher for an honest review . Full review on Bookshelf Confessions
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I really enjoyed the first book in this series, I Am Number Four and liked The Power of Six, but did not love it. However, The Rise of Nine renewed my faith in this series because it was amazing! It took me a couple of chapters to get used to the flow of the book because the perspective switches every chapter between, Six, Four and Seven, but each character has their own font type which helped distinguish whose perspective I was getting. Four is separated from Six and the others, so it was nice to get a sense of what was going on with all of them, but it was a little confusing at first. When we switch we also leave the character we were just following in some kind of predicament that makes it impossible to not keep flipping the pages to see what happened to them. It was a very clever way to keep me moving forward in the story because there was no way I could walk away while one of these characters was in trouble and not know what happened to them.While we met Nine briefly in The Power of Six we get to spend a lot more time with him in The Rise of Nine. While Nine may have seemed to be a little annoying at first, he is hilarious in a fight scene. He does not to take too much seriously and his snarky comments during a battle kept me highly entertained. Here is an example:“I hear the hammer of a gun click. We freeze. The trucker with the aviator glasses waves a .50 caliber Desert Eagle at us. I don’t know everything about guns, but I know this one packs a very big punch. He sounds pretty serious when he asks, “Which of you wants to die first?”Of course Nine steps forward, crossing his arms over his chest. “Me.”He raises the gun towards Nine’s face and laughs at what he thinks is just bravado. “Don’t tempt me punk. Killing you will be the highlight of my day.”“Well then shoot. No reason to put off the highlight of your day. You don’t look like you get a lot of them.” Nine says. I sigh, knowing this is all going to end badly.”It also helped to see that not all of the Nine get along with each other right away. They are adolescents and although they might literally have the weight of the world on their shoulders, they all still have moments when they act their age and just get frustrated with one another. The tension between Four and Nine lasted for a good portion of the book, but growing pains are to be expected when there is so much pressure on them and they are losing people they love in this battle. They are also two teenage boys who have different viewpoints on what is important and that caused them to constantly butt heads.The action in this book is literally non-stop. I don’t think there is one chapter where something is not happening, such as a fight breaking out, the Mogadorians attacking, someone on the brink of death, or a huge revelation get dropped in the form of the Lorian history or legacies developing. It was amazing how much Pittacus could fit into these books with these characters and I was glued to the pages as it all unraveled before me.The Rise of Nine does not end on a cliffhanger, but there is no way you could get all the way through this book and not want to come back for the next one! There are too many unfinished storylines to walk away from the series now. I have not heard any news about the next book, but I keeping my fingers crossed that it will be released soon! I am dying to see how all of this will end and how The Garde will finally stand up to and defeat Setrákus Ra. The first two books in the series were good, but this one was absolutely awesome! I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a fantastic science fiction book with some stellar fight sequences.
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amazing.. i just can't wait to read " the search for sam".. ^_^
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I have recently just finished the book The Rise Of Nine by Pittacus Lore. This is the third book in the series Lorien Legacies, following I Am Number Four and The Power of Six. In this book, Four teams up with Nine who Four saved last book in America.Four and Nine are planning to meet up with the others and attack Setrakus Ra. But they have several arguments about safety fighting and especially about Sarah and Sam, John’s girlfriend and best friend that were taken from him by the government. Arguing about finding them or sticking to the original goal and going after the alien leader. While on the other side of the Earth, Seven and the unknown tenth member, Ten team up to find Eight, the rumored god. Their journey was painful but when they finally find his, they find out his powers and a place that will help they rejoin with their companions. I really enjoyed this book. It had great descriptive words and I could really feel like I was right there saying and doing everything alongside the characters. The book really drew me in and I couldn’t put it down. The book is split into different characters personalities giving you a glimpse of what's happening on either side of the earth. That way you know what's going on and how they might be connected. I recommend this book for ages 12 and up, but more important, to the people who have read the series.
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Just like the previous two books in this series, The Rise of Nine is a fast, action-packed, quick read. The title is a bit misleading though, as the story doesn't really focus around Number Nine, but tells the story of all of the kids except Number Five. It's a good story to just get lost in for the day it will take you to read it, since it doesn't involve much thinking at all.
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Action packed, but slow moving plot wise. The Rise of Nine is a very entertaining book with all it's fighting scenes and action, my only problem is that I think character and plot development is sacrificed for all this action. Nonetheless, I was entertained. And Number Nine is a cocky bad ass.
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