Book Review: Aliens Among Us
No one really knows what aliens look like or if they even exist at all. The human imagination has toyed around with the idea. Aliens are almost always depicted as green, bug-eyed creatures, who claim to come to our planet in peace.
Pittacus Lore’s I Am Number Four offers a new perspective on aliens—ones who look a lot like humans. The first book of the Lorien Legacies series introduces readers to the Loric race, aliens seeking refuge in our planet after the Mogadorians (a different race of aliens who look much like humans but have sharp teeth and black eyes) destroyed theirs. The story follows Four (or as he is refers to, John) as he tries to reconnect with the other six Garde, while trying to control his inherent powers and fit in with humans.
There are nine Loric children who are known to be the savior of their race, the combined powers of whom will defeat Mogadorian leader Setrakus Ra. The catch is, the children can only be killed in order. The first three are already dead, and it won’t be soon before the Mogadorians get to Four as well.
I Am Number Four is set in Paradise, Ohio, where Four and his Cepan (protector) Henri are currently hiding. Here, he meets Sarah Hart, who momentarily distracts him from his mission, and Sam Goode, who has an uncanny connection with their fate.
This book is the first in a series of seven, the latest of which was recently released, called The Fate of Ten. I am Number Four is a thrilling story of redemption, identity, and eventually a home waiting to be found.
Pittacus Lore is the pen name of James Frey, co-author of the bestselling novel Endgame.
Paula Apolonio, a book worm and theater enthusiast, she hopes to one day pen an international bestseller.
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