Rainer Maria Rilke

"Live a while in these books, learn from them what seems to you worth learning, but above all love them. This love will be repaid you a thousand and a thousand times, and however your life may turn,-it will, I am certain of it, run through the fabric of your growth as one of the most important threads among all the threads of your experiences, disappointments, and joys."--Rainer Maia Rilke

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Monday, February 25, 2013

Great Series!

Lorien Legacies #2:  The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore

Adolescent Fantasy

This second installment was just as good as the first one in the series and picked up right where the other one took off.

This story is told from two different points of view:  Four, who is now an outcast and on the run with Sam, his best friend; and Six, a disturbingly beautiful alien like Four.  The love triangle that develops between them has now turned into a love square and begs the question:  can Four fall in love only once?  Was he really in love after all?  

The other half of the story is told by Seven.  Seven and her guardian have been hiding in a convent in Europe.  Seven/Marina has not had an easy time in the convent with such austere living conditions and her guardian has abandoned her emotionally to serve God and the church, almost convincing Marina that her earliest alien memories were a fantasy, until the Mogadorians show up.

As much as I love John/Four, Six is quickly turning out to be my favorite character.  She is so brave, so strong, so take charge!  It's no wonder Four is falling her her-even though that violates all he knows and has been taught.

This book probably has more excitement and adventure in it than the first one.  John is on the run and chasing the Mogadorians; he's in a love triangle/rectangle and has no idea what to do with his feelings; and he knows he's net on the hit list--that's an awful lot for a teen to handle!  And, each ending is such a cliffhanger!

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