Friday, June 15, 2012
The Power of Six
Author: Pittacus Lore
Rating: 1 star
Summary: I've seen him on the news. Followed the stories about what happened in Ohio. John Smith, out there, on the run. To the world, he's a mystery. But to me . . . he's one of us.
Nine of us came here, but sometimes I wonder if time has changed us—if we all still believe in our mission. How can I know? There are six of us left. We're hiding, blending in, avoiding contact with one another . . . but our Legacies are developing, and soon we'll be equipped to fight. Is John Number Four, and is his appearance the sign I've been waiting for? And what about Number Five and Six? Could one of them be the raven-haired girl with the stormy eyes from my dreams? The girl with powers that are beyond anything I could ever imagine? The girl who may be strong enough to bring the six of us together?
They caught Number One in Malaysia.
Number Two in England.
And Number Three in Kenya.
They tried to catch Number Four in Ohio—and failed.
I am Number Seven. One of six still alive.
And I'm ready to fight.
Review: I'm done with this series. If my boredom with the story had been the only issue, it wouldn't have received such a low rating. But it was definitely not the only issue. The book started off with first-person point of view of Marina, number seven. I preferred Marina to John, so all was good until a chapter began with first-person POV of John, without any warning. I was extremely confused because I thought Marina was still talking. I would have been mildly aggravated but okay with this had the situation not become worse. In the middle of a chapter, the POV switched. One paragraph we're prancing around in Spain, the next paragraph we're fighting Mogs in America. There's no indication of any switch, just the start of a new paragraph. I refuse to put up with that kind of stupidity.