SciFi Book Review: The Revenge of Seven

The Revenge of Seven by Pittacus Lore

Synopsis:
In Chicago, John makes the unlikeliest of allies: Adam, a Mogadorian who turned his back on his people. He has invaluable information about Mog technology, battle strategies, and weaknesses. Most important, he knows where to hit them: their command base near Washington, DC. During the assault, however, John and Adam learn the unimaginable truth: it is too late. The Mogadorians have commenced their ultimate invasion plans.
With a front-row seat to the impending invasion, Ella finds herself in the hands of the enemy. For some reason she’s more valuable to them alive, and they’ll stop at nothing to turn her.
Meanwhile, Six, Nine, and Marina make their way through the Florida Everglades, hot on the trail of the traitorous Five. With the development of a new Legacy, Marina finally has the power to fight back—if her thirst for revenge doesn’t consume her first.
The Garde are broken and divided once again, but they will not be defeated. As long as one still stands, the battle for Earth’s survival is not lost.

Review:
With an unlikely new ally, John and his crew may have a fighting chance against the invading force of aliens, despite their recent betrayal. And while the previous book’s title was a huge spoiler, the title of this is fairly misleading, as there is no spirit of revenge by Seven or any other character. At least not after they see how Five has been affected by the death at his hands.

Since readers have to wait a year in between each installment and several characters only go by numbers instead of names (making it confusing to keep track of to begin with), I always have to read a recap of what happened before. Thankfully, as I begin reading, most of what happened in the previous novels comes back to me. And these last two installments are easily the best so far.

The Revenge of Seven is the fifth book in the Lorien Legacies. The sixth is rumored to be the last, but there could still be more story left to tell. Each installment uncovers more of the intriguing backstory of the Loriens and the characters become more fleshed out as well. Fast-paced and full of suspense and drama – the intensity grew to another exciting, climactic ending. The next book can’t come soon enough.

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