Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Book Review: I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore.

I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies, #1)I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore.
Book Summary: 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.

Liana's Summary: The first three are dead. John is Number Four. He knows he's next. But there's nothing to do but run. Henri takes John to Ohio, where John unexpectedly falls in love and makes a best friend, refusing to leave. But Henri is insistent. However, John can get his way. As his Legacies develop, so does John's exhilaration..

Rate(1-10): 8

So, my friend was fangirling really hard about this book. (Yeah, you, Ivy. LOL) And of course, I decided that I needed to give this a try. I've been meaning to read this for 11 months already. Don't know why I didn't pick it up earlier..

Before I read it, I knew it was some sort of action-y, fantasy-ish, *vague arm motion* sorta thing. Mainly because of Ivy because she always reads these kinds of books It's actually like this fantasy-ish, multiverse-ish, thing. Pretty cool when you think about it. The whole setting is sort of like the setting in Elizabeth Norris's UNRAVELING. You find out what Lorien Legacies are when you read the book. I'd tell you, but since I found out for myself, I guess it's only fair that you do, too.

I don't know if it's my foreshadowing skills getting tougher, or what, but I was laughing when this one character died--- even though it was supposedly sad, but I was just laughing because I KNEW IT. I knew he was a goner when he first got introduced to the book! Inside, I'm happy that my foreshadowing abilities have developed this far. Maybe I'm an alien...

Anyways, character discussions!

John- He's a fairly likable protagonist. Realistic at times and unrealistic at other times, not counting the magical legacy parts. Or maybe I just don't know what I'm talking about. Yeah, likable main character.

Henri- He's like an overprotective father. I guess. He can be a little pushy sometimes and he's not stern at all. If the book didn't say that he was John's elder, everyone would have thought that they were siblings. 

Sam- I like how John made a friend that was willing to risk a lot. Sam is pretty cool. The story would have done fine BUT without Sam, I think John would have been different.

Sarah- I don't really like Sarah. I mean, she makes the romance happen but is she really a necessary character? She's like a damsel in distress. It's kind of annoying when you think about it. She's a really nice girl, but helpless and just, ugh.
Overall, this book was pretty good (finished in one sitting and I didn't even need a bookmark), and I can't wait to pick up the next book.


Am I the only one that thought of Tobias Eaton

"..but I'm so flustered by her smile that I don't."

oh my god I hate this already

"She looks radiant again today.."

Yeah we get it, John, you absolutely adore her

"Watch your language,"

I wasn't aware 'balls' was a bad word

"I believe you,"

"Blood rushes to my face and my shoulders stiffen."

omg so done 

"She's just a girl."


"...pirate heads.."

I don't like sharing a mascot with this rotten school LOL

"I thought skinny kids are supposed to be fast."

That is just an insult because my mile time is three minutes more than 9:44 omg

"Right, these huge muscles."

I just don't like this sort of romance.

"...wearing his letterman jacket.."

When is he not wearing his letterman jacket omfg

"Did you know the world is supposed to end on December 21, 2012?"


"I pull on a pair of sweatpants and a sweatshirt over two T-shirts,....."

What dang omg
That's it! What did you think of this review?(:


  1. I loved this book too but didn't like John's obsessive love with Sarah. I didn't like Sarah too because you are right, she's pretty much a waste of space that needs everyone's help. But, I loved the book and you must continue on to the next books!

    Jahzeiah @ Mermaed Books

    1. Yeah, that love was kind of annoying! Mhm. Yep, I will! (: Thanks for the comment!


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