“I Am Number Four” by Pittacus Lore

Quick Statistics

  • “I Am Number Four” by Pittacus Lore
  • Young Adult Fantasy/Sci Fi
  • Read as an audio book
  • 2/5 stars
  • Finished April 30, 2014

Official Synopsis

Nine of us came here. We look like you. We talk like you. We live among you. But we are not you. We can do things you dream of doing. We have powers you dream of having. We are stronger and faster than anything you have ever seen. We are the superheroes you worship in movies and comic books–but we are real.

Our plan was to grow, and train, and become strong, and become one, and fight them. But they found us and started hunting us first. Now all of us are running. Spending our lives in shadows, in places where no one would look, blending in. We have lived among you without you knowing.

But they know.

They caught Number One in Malaysia.
Number Two in England.
And Number Three in Kenya.
They killed them all.

I am Number Four.

I am next.

My Thoughts/Summary

In this book, we meet John, who is actually an alien, and his keeper Henri. It turns out that there is a threat, and in order for all of these aliens to survive and continue the race, they have to be killed in a certain order which should be unknown. However it isn’t unknown anymore, and John is number four. The first three aliens are dead, and now they are on the hunt for him.

I wanted to like this book. I really really did. The plot idea was amazing at first sight, seemed interesting, heard hype. But then the actual book. John was annoying, Sarah was THE WORST (I mean who just jumps on someone in the middle of a battle scene), and mostly predictable. I won’t read the rest of the series, but Henri was a badass, and now that I know James Frey wrote this book? Leaves a sour taste in my mouth. If you didn’t know this, Full Fathom Five, the publishing company who publishes this series consistently rips off budding authors and forces them to output large amounts of books in the hopes of franchising them and finding the next Twilight. You can find more details on that here.

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