I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore Review

This series is another that I have read time and time again and I have decided that this time around I am going to review it as I go with my read. Hopefully it is just as good as it has been the last few times I have read it but it has been a few years and my tastes have changed.

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.

Taken from goodreads

I do love when a book starts off with someone else POV instead of the main characters, this is because we get a little bit of the history of the lore in this new world. In this book we get to see the last few minutes of number three life which I love, we get to have a sneak peak of the powers that all of the nine have got and why they need to improve.

The world building itself is passable but there really isn’t all that much you can do when all you are describing is a small town in Ohio. I do like fantasy books like this as it is very easy to imagine but what everything looks like but it does make the book feel a little bit simple. Same can be said for the characters as they all look like humans except for the bad guys so once again a little bit simple.

The characters themselves are a mixed bag, Sarah and John are your basic characters. John is the main protagonist and is as basic as you can be, wants to save his home world then falls in love and will do anything to stay with Sarah even if it means bringing danger to everyone he loves (boring), and Sarah is not much better herself. Now Sam and Six is where the characters actually become enjoyable, Six is mysterious and still wants to save her planet, while Sam is a nerd obsessed with Aliens but will do anything to help out his friends. Now these are the sort of characters I can get behind and makes me actually wish the two pairs would swap roles.

What makes me love this series so much is the action scenes. I have always been a sucker for people with powers ever since I saw Iron Man for the first time and everytime I read about it I just end up loving it more. Pittacus Lore (James Frey and Jobie Hughes) did a good job with the battle scenes making it very easy to keep on reading and not wanting to miss a single thing.

It is a good start to a series and I can’t wait to be able to get into the next book in the series soon. Hopefully John manages to find a bit of a better personality in the later books.

I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore Review 

This series is another that I have read time and time again and I have decided that this time around I am going to review it as I go with my read. Hopefully it is just as good as it has been the last few times I have read it but it has been a few years and my tastes have changed.

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.

Taken from goodreads

I do love when a book starts off with someone else POV instead of the main characters, this is because we get a little bit of the history of the lore in this new world. In this book we get to see the last few minutes of number three life which I love, we get to have a sneak peak of the powers that all of the nine have got and why they need to improve.

The world building itself is passable but there really isn’t all that much you can do when all you are describing is a small town in Ohio. I do like fantasy books like this as it is very easy to imagine but what everything looks like but it does make the book feel a little bit simple. Same can be said for the characters as they all look like humans except for the bad guys so once again a little bit simple.

The characters themselves are a mixed bag, Sarah and John are your basic characters. John is the main protagonist and is as basic as you can be, wants to save his home world then falls in love and will do anything to stay with Sarah even if it means bringing danger to everyone he loves (boring), and Sarah is not much better herself. Now Sam and Six is where the characters actually become enjoyable, Six is mysterious and still wants to save her planet, while Sam is a nerd obsessed with Aliens but will do anything to help out his friends. Now these are the sort of characters I can get behind and makes me actually wish the two pairs would swap roles.

What makes me love this series so much is the action scenes. I have always been a sucker for people with powers ever since I saw Iron Man for the first time and everytime I read about it I just end up loving it more. Pittacus Lore (James Frey and Jobie Hughes) did a good job with the battle scenes making it very easy to keep on reading and not wanting to miss a single thing.

It is a good start to a series and I can’t wait to be able to get into the next book in the series soon. Hopefully John manages to find a bit of a better personality in the later books.

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