“They caught Number One in Malaysia.
Number Two in England.
And Number Three in Kenya.
They killed them all.
I am Number Four.
I am next.”
YOU ARE DEAD BRO SO DEAD
Well, we all look back on our first impressions and laugh a little.
Four is one of the remaining 9 aliens that was sent from the dying planet Lorien to Earth, in hopes that one day the children would develop powers to save and repopulate their planet. Even though these 9 nine aliens look and talk just like us, they don’t have normal lives. Four has to move around the country constantly to avoid being discovered by the murderous aliens who destroyed his home planet. Everything changes when Four doesn’t want to move, he has a reason to stay, a reason to live.
This book had a great new feel at the beginning but it was lost quickly as this novel was not well written. It’s extremely cliche. In the beginning, when they introduce Four’s story, it’s awesome because his story reminds me of superman’s background story. However, once you get past introductions, the meat of the story is surprisingly thin and insubstantial. There is a lot of high school drama and selfish whining on Four’s part, but I still hope that you guys read the book so I can’t say any more than that at the risk of spoilers.
Though this 1st novel just killed me, I have better hopes for the rest of the series. An excerpt from the back of this first book introduces the second, The Power of Six. The main character is a named girl, Seven. Immediately I could tell she had better character development, she was independent and less whiney than Four. Seven has to figure out everything about her powers and her history on herself when her guardian goes a bit crazy.
This novel isn’t a bad book but isn’t great either. I would encourage you to read this 1st novel, but if you want a novel with more flavor and creativity, this novel ain’t the place to look. There are better Sci-Fi novels than this out there on bookshelves. So happy reading guys 🙂