Revenge of Seven by Pittacus Lore
- Plot twist! :)
- Characters - Mark James, Agent Walker, Four/John... most of the characters tbh
- Characters - felt like some weren't explored well enough (MARINA)
- Didn't really hook me in until the last few pages
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The Garde have suffered an unbearable loss. Number Five has betrayed them. Eight is gone forever. Ella has been kidnapped. The others are now scattered.
In Chicago, John makes the unlikeliest of allies: Adam, a Mogadorian who turned his back on his people. He has invaluable information about Mog technology, battle strategies, and weaknesses. Most important, he knows where to hit them: their command base near Washington, DC. During the assault, however, John and Adam learn the unimaginable truth: it is too late. The Mogadorians have commenced their ultimate invasion plans.
With a front-row seat to the impending invasion, Ella finds herself in the hands of the enemy. For some reason she's more valuable to them alive, and they'll stop at nothing to turn her.
Meanwhile, Six, Nine, and Marina make their way through the Florida Everglades, hot on the trail of the traitorous Five. With the development of a new Legacy, Marina finally has the power to fight back—if her thirst for revenge doesn't consume her first.
The thing with these Lorien Legacies books is that they're really jam-packed. I completely forgot what happened in Fall of Five (the book before this) when I embarked upon reading this novel, because it's been a year since I delved into this series. Needless to say, the writing in this book rapidly got me caught up to date, which I really appreciated (after all, whilst rereading Fall of Five would be fun, I'd much prefer moving on with the series!)
I definitely feel like this book wasn't as good as some of the other Lorien Legacies novels. I wasn't quite sure what to think of this novel - some parts were awesome and others were meh. The real let down was Marina's characterisation. In Power of Six (the second Lorien Legacies novel), she was such a strong character, and really established. However, in this novel, Lore characterises Marina as a forlorn character, one that only reacts whenever Eight is mentioned. Despite this, it was great to see the reappearance of some old, familiar characters, like Mark James and Agent Walker. Four/John's characterisation was great, completely consistent with what Lore built up with in previous books. Furthermore, I loved how Lore didn't overtly flash the Sarah/John relationship in this novel (I found that a bit tiring in Fall of Five), and explored Sarah and John as individual characters in their distance from each other.
This book wasn't the greatest in that it didn't keep me addicted to it. With all the other Lorien Legacies books, I've always engulfed the novels, eager for more, but with this one... I don't know, it just didn't hook me in. I found no interest in most of the characters, other than Nine and Ten/Ella.. Five did intrigue me a little though. Despite the little interest I had throughout most of the book, I really loved the plot twist at the end. I don't know if you can call it a plot twist... but I liked it.
I connected the dots between the Mayan temple scene (where omg I can't believe that Eight came back to life for a bit!!!) and Sam gaining Lorien legacies right before Lore wrote about it!!
It was something that I only really realised could happen in the last few pages.
Revenge of Seven didn't really keep me reading. For me, it was an alright novel, 3 our of 5 stars. I'm hoping that Fall of Ten will be better though!~
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