Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine, and specifically spotlights upcoming novels we can't wait to read. As always, there are some amazing upcoming books, but this week I'm particularly excited for...
The Power of Six
Author: Pittacus Lore
Published: August 23, 2011
Genre: YA, Sci-Fi
Nine of us came here, but sometimes I wonder if time has changed us—if we all still believe in our mission. How can I know? There are six of us left. We're hiding, blending in, avoiding contact with one another . . . but our Legacies are developing, and soon we'll be equipped to fight. Is John Number Four, and is his appearance the sign I've been waiting for? And what about Number Five and Six? Could one of them be the raven-haired girl with the stormy eyes from my dreams? The girl with powers that are beyond anything I could ever imagine? The girl who may be strong enough to bring the six of us together?
They caught Number One in Malaysia. Number Two in England. And Number Three in Kenya. They tried to catch Number Four in Ohio — and failed.
I am Number Seven. One of six still alive. And I'm ready to fight.
Ok, here's the thing. Aliens are cool (in theory), but I've never really enjoyed stories with aliens in them. I find them too cliche and boring. Colour me nuts. Anyhoo, I picked up I Am Number Four on a whim, and I actually quite enjoyed it. Yes, there were parts that were a bit shaky, and there were characters that made me a bit addled after a while, but it was overall a fun and exciting read for me. So, despite the controversy surrounding James Frey and his ridiculous "Full Fathom Five," I am excited for The Power of Six...I choose to support the author behind the story (Jobie Hughes), rather than the crazy mess surrounding its creation. What do you think, and what are you waiting on this week?