I finally read the fourth installment of The Lorien Legacies! It’s been such a long wait and my patience has been tested, but it’s all worth it. My eyes are already itching to read what happens to the remaining Garde after their ill-fated confrontation with Setrákus Ra from the previous book. (P.S. This review may contain spoilers, so do not proceed if you have not read the book yet.)
Here’s the plot description from the jacket cover of the book:
But I was wrong. Even though we have come together, we barely escaped from the Mogadorians with our lives. And now we’re in hiding, trying to figure out our next move.
The six of us are powerful – but we’re not yet strong enough to take on their entire army. We haven’t discovered the full extent of our Legacies. We haven’t learned to work together. And there’s still so much that we don’t know about the Elders or their plan for us. Time is running out, and there’s only one thing we know for certain: We need to find Number Five before they do.
They caught Number One in Malaysia. Number Two in England. And Number Three in Kenya. I am Number Four. I was supposed to be next. But I’m still alive.
This battle is far from over.
The Fall of Five. When the title was first announced, it already depicted a lot of possible meanings of what the story would be about. Would five members of the Garde be captured in the hands of the Mogadorians? Would they get killed? Would number Five die? Evidently, the title was so intriguing that it raised a lot of speculations in the minds of the fans, mine especially. And of course, I wouldn’t know which one of my guesses would come true until I read the book.
After reading the book, I think it’s safe to say that none of my predictions have come true. LOL. So much for overanalyzing the title. Anyway, the story continues on from where The Rise of Nine left off. The gap between the previous and current book has been long so it takes me a while to refresh my memory or remember what has happened. On the other hand, I’m glad I get to read the novellas of I Am Number Four during the process of waiting. Because somehow, readers are given the opportunity to find out and learn some information not mentioned in the main series. Moreover, they actually help in regaining some important details as I read through The Fall of Five.
One thing I can say about this series is that as it progresses, the story gets more intense. Similar to the previous books, The Fall of Five is told in different point of views. In this case, Sam, Marina (Seven), and John’s (Four). Readers will not get confused because aside from the distinct fonts per POV, the author is also able to manifest the unique, recognizable personalities of each character. Even I cannot choose who I like best. Furthermore, the author crafts the storyline interestingly that he leaves no room for predictability. He makes a twist out of some details readers think would remain true throughout the series. The only disturbing thing I read is the foreshadowing of a future scenario and the fate of all members of the Garde at that time.
As always, the book ends with a cliffhanger. On the brighter side, The Fall of Five does not disappoint. It lives up to my expectations and I certainly cannot wait for the next book to come out. I’m eager to find out what will be in store for the characters. I surely hope Adam will play a significant role in the fifth book. This series has definitely been one of the best Sci-Fi books I’ve read. I’m not an avid fan of science fiction novels, but it’s quite surprising that I find myself enjoying this series more than I expected.