Book 112: "I Am Number Four" by Pittacus Lore
Author: Pittacus Lore
Read In: Nook ePub
Genre: Young Adult Sci-Fi
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
This is the first book in the Lorien Legacies Series by Pittacus Lore. Pittacus Lore is a pseudonym for James Frey and Jobie Hughes. James Frey, you probably know as the author of A Million Little Pieces. This is a YA Sci-Fi series. The basis of which is: there are aliens among us. The main character is an alien in hiding, one of nine, he escaped to Earth with his guardian to preserve their race. Their planet, Lorien, has been decimated by Mogadorians, another alien race, that travels from planet to planet using up their resources (sound familiar?). The nine Loric that escaped from Lorien are hoping to hide on earth until their Legacies develop and they can fight back; eventually getting to return to Lorien. Their Legacies are special powers that each Loric develops.
The plot.... is predictable and not all that original. The characters are developed, but not very complex. Overall, it's a pretty shallow read. It is well-written; few grammar errors or plot holes. I enjoyed the read and will probably see where the next book leads. I do wish the characters were a little more complex, but perhaps that will be remedied in the next books. If you're looking for a good YA Sci-Fi, I'd recommend it, just don't expect anything too deep.