The Rise of Nine (Lorien Legacies Series #3)

The Rise of Nine (Lorien Legacies Series #3)

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by Pittacus Lore
     
 

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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

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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.

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Editorial Reviews

Try to remember this: The Rise of Nine is the third episode in the I Am Number Four series. And the numbers aren't over: Six, Seven, and protagonist John are racing frantically to find the Garde before the destroyers of Lorien annihilate Earth. Fortunately, this paperback original requires no calculator; it keeps you throttling forward from one action-packed page to the next.

Michael Bay
PRAISE FOR THE I AM NUMBER FOUR SERIES:“Number Four is a hero for this generation.”
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“The action is taut, the characters are fascinating, and the fact that the teens are slowly finding one another and learning about Lorien secrets is sure to yield an impressive all-out battle down the road. This series continues to head in interesting directions.”
Booklist
“Terrifically propulsive.”
Chicago Tribune
“There’s genuine suspense…it’s easy to get lost in the world of the sweet teen from another planet.”
The Horn Book
“Riveting.”
Justine Magazine
“This is a can’t-put-it-down book.”
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
“The action is taut, the characters are fascinating, and the fact that the teens are slowly finding one another and learning about Lorien secrets is sure to yield an impressive all-out battle down the road. This series continues to head in interesting directions.”
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“The action is taut, the characters are fascinating, and the fact that the teens are slowly finding one another and learning about Lorien secrets is sure to yield an impressive all-out battle down the road. This series continues to head in interesting directions.”
The Bulletin for the Center for Children's Books

“The action is taut, the characters are fascinating, and the fact that the teens are slowly finding one another and learning about Lorien secrets is sure to yield an impressive all-out battle down the road. This series continues to head in interesting directions.”

Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
“Lore picks up and expands on a strong premise that originated in the first novel. An intriguing potential romantic triangle brewing between John, Six, and Sam adds layers as they search for answers.”

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061974601
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
07/23/2013
Series:
Lorien Legacies Series, #3
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
15,357
Product dimensions:
5.46(w) x 7.84(h) x 1.02(d)
Lexile:
750L (what's this?)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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Michael Bay

PRAISE FOR THE I AM NUMBER FOUR SERIES:“Number Four is a hero for this generation.”

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Pittacus Lore is Lorien's ruling Elder. He has been on Earth preparing for the war that will decide Earth's fate. His whereabouts are unknown.

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The Rise of Nine 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 639 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read the first 2 books in this series, and I simply love them. The Rise of Nine is going to EPIC.
salvadore57 More than 1 year ago
Great Book. Surprised that number 8 was a boy. Hope 4 can forget sarah though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was absolutely my favorite in the series and maybe my favorite book Iv'e ever read! There was so much action ans suspense throughout the entire thing book. I really liked how the Garde really came together and tested their strength against all the Mogadorian soldiers and there leader. They almost didn't make it through but they pulled it together to make a stand. There were many challenges with coming together but they made sure that they made it. This book was over all an amazing installation in the series and i am very excited to read the rest of the series when they come out!!!
Southender More than 1 year ago
The reviews heretofore predate the novel's release. Fans of the series, including me, expected a lot of Rise of Nine. It fell well short of my expectations. Gone is the heroism of the lead character John Smith; he spends much of the book brooding and getting bullied by the title character. "Nine" lacks the noble qualities of the other Lorien--he expresses contempt for humans and argues that the Loriens should abandon their princiipa human allly. I'm not sure how he rises in keeping with the title. My major criticisms of this installment center on poor character development, a plot that, for all the excitement doesn't get very far, the disappearance of my favorite character Sam from the story, and an ending that doesn't wind the story down. Indeed the book doesn't end as much as the author simply broke off writing without fallling action. Rise of Nine conspicuously lacks the epic qualities that make the series so appealling. The fourth novel in the series will have to carry extra weight to make up for the slightness of this installment. Can the author bring back the soaring quallity of the first two novels, or will the characters and action remain stuck in a rut? I'll await the fourth book eagerly, but if it is more like the third than the first, more discerning readers will move on to better-written series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is, so far, my favorite. All the the chapters are action packed and full of suspense. And I can't wait to finish it and read the next three books when they come out! This series is pretty amazing. I usually don't read scifi or books with aliens, but these books are so different from the few cifi books I've read. I'd reccomend this to teens who don't or do like scifi. P.S. To the person who said it was a new author, it's not. There were two authors, James Frey and Jobie Hughes, who wrote I Am Number Four amd The Power of Six. Now it's just James Frey.
Ginger-Read-Reviews More than 1 year ago
Audio: There were three narrators for this book. Only one did a good job. Neil Kaplan voiced John. He made him sound like a complete whiner. Okay, okay...John is somewhat of a whiner but not all the time. He has his moments of strength and valor and I heard none of that come through in Kaplan's narration. It was John's chapters that also included Nine. Nine I think could be a great character but again Kaplan's narration failed miserably for me. Nine was made to sound like a doped up surfer 'dude'. I cringed most of the times his character spoke. Marisol Ramirez narrated Six's chapters. I love Six, I think she is the best character in this series. However, Ramirez botched the reading. Her inflection was completely off and none of the feistiness of Six was heard. On the other hand, Devon Souvari who voiced Marina did quite a good job. Subsequently, her chapters became my favorites. Story: The story on The Rise of Nine is exactly what I've come to expect from the Lorrian Legacies. It was action packed with just the right amounts of sentiment and snark and, of course, cheesiness. It picks up with John and Nine roaming away from the Mogodorian base and Six heading back from Spain with her new companions. We learn much more about Nine, Marina and Ella and are introduced to yet another member of the Garde. And what a fun addition to this eclectic family he is. The dynamics between Garde members was entertaining to read (hear). They are so much like siblings, bickering and bantering, but when the fighting starts they are like a cohesive unit. New legacies are discovered, new friendships formed and a new determination is solidified amongst them all. I hate giving away spoilers and this is a difficult book to review without giving anything away, so I will keep it short. If your a fan of the series, you won't be disappointed by this edition. All that being said, I will not be continuing this series via audiobook. I feel like I missed a lot by not reading it. Lesson learned on this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought the "The Rise of Nine" was so cool. I read all three books and I'm waiting for the next book because the author left me on a really bad cliff hanger that makes you think " No don't end yet tell me more"! This has been the best book i have ever read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a huge fan of Pittacus Lore's books. I just completed reading "The Rise of Nine" and am hapopy to know that this book is not the last one, but I am also at the edge of my seat wondering what will happen next. I am a Soldier in the U.S. Army and so I can relate to fighting an enemy, but nothing as exciting as these books. Great book!!! I had to fight myself to put it down and get some sleep. I won't tell the story of what happens but it kept me glued to the pages of my Nook from cover to cover. I hope us the FANS will not have to wait another year for the next book, but I will.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the other two books and they are good not great but very close; each book getting a little bit better i am in love with this series though, and i read the preview and it is absolutly perfect, great suspence and it is just amazing. I have no further words.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Has a lot of fictional action great for kids 10+
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is easily the best one in the series so far! Every page is packed with action from beginning to end, loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Most of the book was spent by describing them traveling to their destination and fighting with magadorians. Other problems in this nook were barely touched or expanded on.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
the first book in the trilogy was a great teen read, the second one much more complicated, but still fun. this one was a bit disappointing, obviously dashed off to continue the series. no depth of personalities, just shoot-em-up type storyline. :(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good continuation. We get to meet an interesting new character. I can't wait for The Fall of Five!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got hooked on the series right from the first book but pittacus needs to write more books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The series gets better and better. Not the same stuff repeated over and over but there's something new everytime one of the books come out! Great reeding its hard to stop.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg four and sarah are so ANNOYING right there such drama queens!!! Like shut up already shes a human!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing! The best one yet in my opinion. The whole last chunk of the book gave me the chills, it was so good. I wish they would make a second movie. Great series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author said there will be six books. This review is dedicated to people like me. Huge fans of this series. I have read this book and it is GREAT!!!!!!! ( most of the time. The ending is okay )
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm an OTR heavy haul truck driver, and my sister got me into reading the first book: I am Number Four. Well, I couldn't put it down. Eventually I got: The power of Six, The rise of Nine, and The Lost Legacies. Pittacus Lore, in my professional opinion, ranks up there with my favorite authors: R.A. Slvatore, Raymond E Fiest, Anne McCaffrey... to name a few. I truly enjoy reading his books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
STUPID FOUR IS TOO OBSESSED WITH SARAH!!!! 4 GIVE UP ON SARAH 6 IS SO MUCH BETTER!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My favorite loric would have to be #4 fir the boy an #6 for the chick. I think they need toget together. The both r perfect for eachother!!!!!! Well... not as perfect as me and 4 would be... but the garde is kinda out of reach right now... so oh well... i guess 6 can have 4 until we meet up and then i will blow 6 out of the ball park!!!!! From #5 (Im a chick...btw... and im super hot! All the boys at my school r all over me :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
1. 4 is a wus i thought he was supposed to be the main character and strong 2. The interesting parts were when 4 and 9 were the ones in the chapter otherwise the other peeps were mostly boring lore should just stick with one group and not jump all over the place 3. The ending was too fast it was the climax then the story was over lore should put some falling action in there other wise favorite book in series ( best ive ever read) i love 9 hes a character but hes also to cocky and thinks about how cool he is him and 4 do not go together well
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is down right the best book ive ever read. Better than the power of 6 by a long shot. Great read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just got bone the book and my jaw droped!!!!!!! I was so shocked and amazed at how good this book was. I read all three and this was by far the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It had so much action and it left me on the edge if my seat. When i got to the last chapter t i was screaming just wanting to find out what happed. The caracters in this book are so well put together it is to hard to decided which one you like. This book is by far the best book ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you like to read you would love this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!