The fifth installment of The Lorien Legacies has now been released! I immediately bought its hardcover copy in one of the local bookstores once the book became available. It only took me a while to finally pick up this book due to my momentary reading slump as I didn’t want to ruin my reading experience of this book. The previous book had left me hanging and craving for more, so now, my body can’t contain the excitement I feel from the thrill and suspense the book shall entail to the readers.
Here’s the plot description from the jacket cover of the book:
We never imagined the Mogadorians could turn one of our own against us. We were fools for trusting Five. And now Eight is lost forever. I would do anything to bring him back, but that’s impossible. Instead, I will do whatever it takes to destroy every last one of them.
I’ve spent my entire life hiding from them, and they’ve stolen everything away from me. But that stops now. We’re going to take the battle to them. We have a new ally who knows their weaknesses. And I finally have the power to fight back.
They caught Number One in Malaysia.
Number Two in England.
Number Three in Kenya.
And Number Eight in Florida.
They killed them all.
I am Number Seven.
I will make them pay.
The story continues where it left off from the fourth book. With Eight’s death, readers will come to understand the title of the fifth book. It’s now told in Ella, Six, and John’s alternating point of views as they are separated with each other. This way, it’s easier for readers to be informed and fill in the missing gaps of what’s happening to all the Garde. At first I find it difficult to figure out who’s narrating per chapter. Despite the change in font, I have to recall the situation the Garde are in before I can comprehend who’s narrating. But as the story progresses, I finally get the hang of it.
As the plot develops further, the excitement intensifies. The suspense continues to push me to turn page after page. I wanted to know immediately what happens next. With all the Garde introduced, plus Malcolm, Sam, Sarah, Mark, and Adam helping them, the story progresses to a whole new level. Moreover, from my complete, utter hatred towards Five, this book is able to show a different side of him which, in turn, helps me empathize with him more. Surprising revelations are slowly revealed that will leave readers guessing and speculating the possible outcomes and fates of the Garde. With the invasion of the Mogadorians on Earth, the idea of the Garde defeating them successfully seems far-fetched. However, towards the end of the book, the author somehow gives us a foretelling on how they will defeat the Mogadorians and prevent the invasion. I just hope it won’t be too cliché or predictable. It may ruin the whole plot line that I have come to love and enjoy.
Overall, The Revenge of Seven once again does not disappoint. I am entertained all throughout. It also got me intrigued on Ella’s role in the future. Just like the previous books, The Revenge of Seven ends with cliffhanger, so it’ll be months before I get to read the next book. The turn of events begins to become more complex and interesting. I’m definitely looking forward to more action-packed scenes in the sixth book.