Book Review: I Am Number Four

I Am Number Four
Lorien Legacies #1
Author: Pittacus Lore
Pages: 440 pgs
Reading Level: YA
Published: August 3rd 2010
Review Source: Paperback Swap

I waited a bit to read this book so that I could read it closer to the date when the movie would be released. I wished I would have read it sooner, its great. Now though the down side is waiting for the next book in the series. The author which I would love to meet in person and talk with, sounds like he would be a interesting person to chat with. I think it was a great move to start the book by stating that the events in this book are real. Talk about making you question if that were to be true. The storyline is very entertaining, I can see why they made it into a movie. I didn't find the book slow at all, everything was very well balanced. The fact that you feel that you are on the run with the character keeps you on your toes and turning the pages quickly. I actually at one point read the book while eating dinner at the table with my family. I needed to know! If you are in for some wicked reading then this book is for you.

John is the main character, he is Number Four. John and his caretaker Henri realize that he is next. John gets marked when others are killed. So he now has 3 rings around his ankle, so of course Henri and John are extremely worried. They have been in Earth for 10 years always on the run. They end of moving again from Florida to Paradise, OH. John is at a point were he is tired of relocating. He wants to fight back but he knows until his legacies (powers) come in he can't. Once they are settled in OH John gets his first legacy and during school. Once Henri knows of this, they actually begin training John and hoping this will trigger his other legacies wake up in him. During all this John makes a friend Sam and also gets girlfriend Sarah. We also meet the dog that showed up one day and adopted John, he is called Bernie Kozar. I fell in love with Bernie immediately. Lets just says he is more than what meets the eye. So now certain actions have taken place with John and the enemies are closing in. Will John be ready to fight off the enemy? Pick up the book before the movie comes out and read to figure it out.

The talk is this is the 1st book in a 6-part series. The Power of Six is the next installment in the series and I can't wait to read it.

Summary: In the beginning they were a group of nine. Nine aliens who left their home planet of Lorien when it fell under attack by the evil Mogadorian. Nine aliens who scattered on Earth. Nine aliens who look like ordinary teenagers living ordinary lives, but who have extraordinary, paranormal skills. Nine aliens who might be sitting next to you now. 

The Nine had to separate and go into hiding. The Mogadorian caught Number One in Malaysia, Number Two in England, and Number Three in Kenya. All of them were killed. John Smith, of Paradise, Ohio, is Number Four. He knows that he is next. 

I AM NUMBER FOUR is the thrilling launch of a series about an exceptional group of teens as they struggle to outrun their past, discover their future—and live a normal life on Earth. 



  1. You know, I've been thinking about reading this book.... maybe I should get it quick before the movie comes out! (Not that I ever actually GET to the theater to see a movie anymore!)

  2. This is such an amazing book! I loved it! Awesome review!

  3. I've had this book since last May and although I always hear about the movie and the controversy I haven't read many reviews for the book. I really need to read it soon. Do you know if each book about John or will it shift POV's?

  4. I loved this book. I'm looking forward to the movie.

  5. Sounds like a terrific book....I bet the movie will be great.

  6. I loved this one as well - now I have to find someone to drag to see the movie with me.


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