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Book Review: The Revenge of Seven

Title: The Revenge of Seven
Author: Pittacus Lore
Published: August 26, 2014
Reviewer: Lea
Rating: 4 stars

The worst was supposed to be over. We were reunited after a decade apart. We were discovering the truth of our past. We were training and getting stronger every day. We were even happy...

We never imagined the Mogodorians could turn one of our own against us. We were fools for trusting Five. And now Eight is lost forever. I would do anything to bring him back, but that's impossible. Instead, I will do whatever it takes to destroy every last one of them.


I've spent my entire life hiding from them, and they've stolen everything away from me. But that stops now. We're going to take the battle to them. We have a new ally who knows their weaknesses. And I finally have the power to fight back.



                                                                           They caught Number One in Malaysia.

                                                                                         Number Two in England.
                                                                                          Number Three in Kenya.
                                                                                  And Number Eight in Florida.
                                                                                            They killed them all.
                                                                                            I am Number Seven.
                                                                                           I will make them pay.



REVIEW


        AAAAAAANNND IT'S FINALLY HERE!!!!! YAAAAAAY!!! 

        Ohmigosh I freaked out when I saw this in the bookstore.

      So we finally have the Revenge of Seven, which is the 5th instalment of the Lorien Legacies series.  That means, this is the penultimate book in a series of six books— AHHHHH

      Well, it certainly seems like the story's coming to an end, especially, with that kind of ending— can you imagine?!? What kind of an ending is that?!?

      So the book practically has three divisions: Ella's POV, John's POV and Six's POV.

      The book started with Ella's POV— I'll be honest, I found this the most boring out of all the POVs— I mean, it's not that bad, it's just not the best either.  For some reason, I always find myself drawn towards the supposed 'bad guys' in the story; I sometimes think that if the main character is wholly against the opposing force, then it means that they're not open-minded  [or something...I dunno, that's what I think].  

      So that's exactly what I was feeling the entire time I was reading Ella's point of view: it started becoming irritating for me that she was so opposing and so against Setrakus Ra (she has a good reason no doubt; but it's no fun reading a character that's trying to get out of something, rather than trying to find out more, about something— it becomes less entertaining).  It got even more interesting though, when Five came into the picture. 

     This guy is a bit of a mystery to me. He's weird, to be honest, he has no firm stand on anything— he's pretty bipolar. Is he for the Mogadorians, or is he for his own race, the Loric? Right now, I'm under the impression that he's for neither— except he has a soft spot for his own species— disregarding Nine, of course.  It sucks that we don't know where his loyalties stand, he has such an interesting legacy— and I believe the last time we see him in the book is when he attacks Nine? Oh well.  But you honestly can't blame me if I feel sorry for the guy, especially since he's lost an eye, and he really just doesn't have a friend to lean on.

      Ella, in the other hand, didn't change much for me. I mean, if you count on showing an extra touch of defiance in her personality, then yeah— but that's really it.  Yeah, she was willing to sacrifice her life— but aren't they all? She's still the same as how I perceived her in the last book: growing more mature and strong. Though, something that did impress me was when she did show herself to be open-minded— when she gave Five a chance.  That was, to me, her shining moment.

       Moving to John Smith, or Four to the Loric— now let me just say that I have a very soft spot for Adam.  I read all the Lost File stories, and I know very much how Adam's had a rough time. So I narrowed my eyes on John and would not be afraid to label John as a major butt-face if he didn't give Adam a chance. I really don't have much to say about John, because like Ella, he didn't change much. 

       BUT ADAM!! I love reading about this guy— he's got a story that just makes you cry out waterfalls. The forbidden love story, the family drama, the personality development issues— he's got it all! AFTER EVERYTHING THIS GUY'S BEEN THROUGH— I can't help but feel over-protective about him.  That's why it hurt seeing the other Loric people be unfriendly towards him (oh, the struggle I had with Marina). At least he was able to get revenge by killing his father and all— but it's all really morbid if you think about it.  But he does have cool new powers! Yay!

      MARINA AND EIGHT THOUGH— I just have to say, that throughout the entire time I was reading this book, I knew that Eight was going to have a comeback one way or another. I mean, writing about the body was such a bid deal and all— so why not write something explosive about it? So you can just imagine how loud I screamed when I found out I was right, and Eight rose from the dead.  BUT YOU SHOULD'VE SEEN ME SCREAM EVEN HARDER WHEN I FOUND OUT THAT HIS NEW FOUND LIFE WOULDN'T LAST VERY LONG— Pittacus Lore, you sir, are a troll. Goodness gracious, I think I woke half the neighbourhood with my screams.

      I feel pretty bad for Marina— she was pretty haggard the entire time I was reading this book.  She was really weighed down by the loss of Eight— and I was too, mind you, it shattered me when he died (I can't believe, we had to go through that twice). I mean, comparing them with John and Sarah? Seven and Eight win by a long shot! I shipped them real hard! I find Sam and Six a bit weird, that's the problem....

      As for Nine— he's still pretty annoying but endearing in his own little way; and Sam is still the same as he was in the previous book, only now, he's one step closer with Six.

       Anyways, as of that ending— it's a pretty weird ending, and an annoying one, at that. How on earth will the earth turn out to be if the humans in it have legacies?? So weird!! And far-fetched! Anywho, it's still pretty amazing that the author was able to keep the story going/up and running even if things turned out to be pretty hopeless in the last book. I mean, yes, there were a few inconsistencies here and there, but they were small enough to be overlooked.  The author still has that capability of keeping things interesting after how many books in the series. I'm still very much psyched to see how the story of our beloved Loric will end this coming August.


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