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The Power of Six (Lorien Legacies) by Pittacus Lore
4.0 out of 5 stars A decent follow up, 16 Oct 2011
I genuinely enjoyed I Am Number Four and was eagerly anticipating The Power of Six to answer all those questions that have been nagging at me. It didn't disappoint, although it is far from perfect.
You find out a lot more detail, but it's the kind of book that raises more questions while answering some; making it incredibly readable. The book diverges in style from I Am Number Four by including the perspective of another character, which meant it didn't feel too 'teen romance' for most of the time. I also felt the quality of the prose was an improvement upon the previous novel.
However, at times the plot felt rushed and I honestly believe it would have benefitted from another… Read more
We (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics) by Yevgeny Zamyatin
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Groundbreaking, 15 Oct 2011
When considered in context, this novel is a watershed in modern literature. Engaging, unique and utterly encapsulating, you can clearly see the influence this book has had for so many stand-out dystopian classics.
I often find this sort of book to be completely over-rated and I also intensely dislike plot spoilers so i'll keep this short. It's as good as people say and as social commentary it is truly magical. For fans of literature, politics and sociology this book has so much to share. Take it as a novel and you're drawn into the story. Take it as social commentary and it is truly insightful about human nature and Communist Russia.
Read it.
A Blight of Mages (Kingmaker, Kingbreaker) by Karen Miller
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Up to scratch, 15 Oct 2011
it's always tricky to get a decent prequel. I find that there tend to be small inconsistencies and i'm usually disappointed, but A Blight of Mages was genuinely enjoyable.
I think Miller laid a great foundation for the story in the Mage books which she expanded on in great detail. Familiar characters came to life in a completely new light. In fact it made me want to read the original books all over again.
However, at times the story seemed a little rushed. I felt like it took too long to get stuck into the plot and the final section wasn't developed enough. I felt the decision to omit most of the exodus of the Doranen mages really detracted from an otherwise excellent and… Read more

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