The Fall of Five (The Lorien Legacies #4)
YA Science Fiction
The Garde are finally reunited, but do they have what it takes to win the war against the Mogadorians?
John Smith—Number Four—thought that things would change once the Garde found each other. They would stop running. They would fight the Mogadorians. And they would win.
But he was wrong. After facing off with the Mogadorian ruler and almost being annihilated, the Garde know they are drastically unprepared and hopelessly outgunned. Now they’re hiding out in Nine’s Chicago penthouse, trying to figure out their next move.
The six of them are powerful, but they’re not strong enough yet to take on an entire army—even with the return of an old ally. To defeat their enemy, the Garde must master their Legacies and learn to work together as a team. More importantly, they’ll have to discover the truth about the Elders and their plan for the Loric survivors.
And when the Garde receive a sign from Number Five—a crop circle in the shape of a Loric symbol—they know they are so close to being reunited. But could it be a trap? Time is running out, and the only thing they know for certain is that they have to get to Five before it’s too late.
The Garde may have lost battles, but they will not lose this war.Lorien will rise again.
God, I waited sooooooo long for this book. I have been in love with this series ever since I Am Number Four. I recommend it to EVERYONE.
This is going to be a short review, for the simple reason of I HAVE NOTHING TO CRITICIZE. Reading this novel was the funnest experience I've had since summer break- as in I had this big, goofy smile on my face for the entire week I was reading it. To emphasize-
Classmate: "We're learning a fairly depressing subject. WHY DO YOU LOOK SO HAPPY?"
Me: THE GARDE ARE PLAYING CAPTURE THE FLAG AND NINE AND FOUR ARE CAPTAINS AND THEY KNOW EACH OTHER SO WELL THAT THEY'RE PREDICTING EACH OTHER'S MOVES AND THEN IT SWITCHES POV AND YOU SEE THAT THE FIRST PERSON WAS ABSOLUTELY RIGHT AND SARAH AND MARINA ARE DISTRACTING FOUR AND EIGHT BY SMILING FLIRTATIOUSLY AT THEM AND GOD THIS IS SO MUCH FUN KILL ME NOW.
All I can add to the above is say that this was just one of my favorite scenes- the entire book was incredible. A bunch of powerful teenagers hanging at a totally decked out bachelor pad in Chicago. I dare you to not enjoy every minute of it.
The only thing? The ending will make you go WHAT OMG NO HOW-