Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Kernel's Library: The Alien Battle Of The Good Against Bad

I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore Book 00086: I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

- I Am Number Four

First Publication:
- 3rd of August 2010 by HarperCollins

- Pittacus Lore is Lorien’s ruling Elder. He has been on Earth preparing for the war that will decide Earth’s fate. His whereabouts are unknown.
- Pittacus Lore is a pseudonym for James Frey and Jobie Hughes, not one but two men behind the series.
- In the fictional universe of the series, Earth is one of eighteen life-sustaining planets in the universe. Two others are Lorien and Mogadore.
- The fourth book in the Lorien Legacies series, where this book belongs to, is to be published soon.

I gotta admit that I have seen the movie before I have read the book. Who cares, right? That does not make me any less of a fan than those who read it first. I was secretly harboring a crush on this series, but was stopped short of the doubt that this might not be the thing for me.

The movie did me a favor actually. Instead of confirming my doubts it made me even more eager to buy the book and the rest of the books of the series. For what it's worth don't judge me of jumping on the bandwagon... Instead, if you're really a die hard fan, treat me as a comrade since we have at least one thing in common: we liked this book very much.

About the Book

Nine of us came here. We look like you. We talk like you. We live among you. But we are not you. We can do things you dream of doing. We have powers you dream of having. We are stronger and faster than anything you have ever seen. We are the superheroes you worship in movies and comic books—but we are real.

Our plan was to grow, and train, and become strong, and become one, and fight them. But they found us and started hunting us first. Now all of us are running. Spending our lives in shadows, in places where no one would look, blending in. we have lived among you without you knowing.

But they know.

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.

Grade: A