The Legacies

Author: Pittacus Lore
Series: Lorien Legacies: The Lost Files #1 – 3
Publisher: Penguin
Star Rating: 3/5
Date Read: September 18th to 19th, 2013
Read Count: 1
Review:
It was so refreshing to read Lorien stories that weren’t from John’s perspective at all! I did enjoy reading these stories as I’m so intrigued by Loric-Mogadorian fight and I felt this was a fitting companion to expand on the individual stories of the rest of the Garde, other than what we have gained from the series itself. Note that this book, though set before the main series, is best read after reading the previous books (#1 – #3) that were published before this one, mainly as the author doesn’t explain anything about the Garde, the Loric or their fight with the ‘Mogs’, which I was glad of.

What I was not glad about was “Pittacus Lore” (we all know it’s you, James Frey!) and his ridiculous attempts to add romance/love stories/possible love stories/even just crushes to every single backstory (or current – but that’s another review!). It. Is. Just. Not. Necessary. I understand the lure of human relationships, even friendships or connections, but guys, c’mon. YOU ARE IN MORTAL DANGER. I can maybe understand One, she had no idea just how much danger she was in. But Nine? Really? Guys how about the protection of our races? Clearly both humans and the Loric are in trouble, why don’t you do what you were sent here for and keep yourselves alive? Don’t argue that you’re only human – because you’re not. You are supposed to be more than that! Pull your heads in!

That being said, Adam the Mog was quite an interesting character. A bit of a speed through of the find and murder of Two and Three, but interesting to see it through the eyes of a character not yet encountered this way. Looking forward to seeing more of that! (And less of John…)

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The Fall of Five

Author: Pittacus Lore
Series: Lorien Legacies, Book 4
Publisher: Penguin
Star Rating: 3/5
Date Read: September 18th to 29th, 2013
Read Count: 1
Review:
So we re-enter the hectic world that is the Loric’s fight to save humanity from the Mogadorians. The remaining Loric are reunited with the exception of Five, who they are trying desperately to find.

I have made no secret of the fact that I can’t stand Number Four/John Smith. The good thing about the alternate perspectives is I don’t have to read a whole book of Four’s blathering about how much he loves Sarah but oh no he kissed Six and he thinks he’s a reincarnation of Pittacus Lore and blah blah blah. Seven/Marina is the voice of reason and I enjoy her view. Sam, as one of the only humans in the groups, also provides a different insight which I did think was interesting but he also had a lot of rubbish in his head too.

Nevertheless, I did enjoy this latest installment and JUST QUICKLY I never thought that these books would be able to surprise me but they did! And now I’m looking forward to the next one way more than I thought I would! But also I should mention that I left this book at work and didn’t pick it up for a week, read about three other books in between and didn’t really miss it so that’s why this is only getting three stars.