Saturday, October 19, 2013

The Fall of Five by Pittacus Lore Review

"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."

This is a horrible book. Don't even bother reading it.

I had such high hopes for The Fall of Five. The Rise of Nine ended on such a good note. All the members of the Garde, or at least most of them, together at last.

The name "Fall of Five" certainly brings worry and curiosity to a reader's mind. What does the author mean by the "Fall of Five"? The fall of five members of the Garde? Or the fall of Five himself? What a great job of naming books, this author. He's making us all paranoid and antsy old ladies. 

The Fall of Five is an annoying book that is ridiculously fast-paced to the extreme. Remember The Power of Six, how fast it was? Well, The Fall of Five is just as fast. I wonder if the author is just writing this for the sake of money. The author is like oh yeah, more money, let's do this and make this book a crappy mess, but at least I get some money out of it. Well, this is what my mother would say, "Laziness is inexcusable and unacceptable. If you do this one more time, you're out." Obviously, the author's mother doesn't give advice like that to her son. 

The Fall of Five starts off with no one knowing what to do except to find Five. (Quick note: Sam's dreaming about him being a Garde, poor kid). Thankfully, there's this device that helps the Garde find all of the members of the number line. Oh, other than the dead people and less than or equal to ten. (Oh, here we are doing simple Algebra again. And must be positive!) 

Then we go off and all the sudden we find Five. Yay! Yeah, no. Turns out Five is totally worthless unless it comes to betraying the Garde. That's right, Five is a traitor. Then Eight dies, so the damn prophecy is completed after all. Poor Seven is left widowed (Joke, they're not married). 

BTW, I hate the fonts of this book. I can't tell the differences between Six's, Seven's, Four's, Sam's, and (is there anyone else?)'s POV. I have poor eyes, don't torture me with bad fonts. 

Ooo! Is anyone going to read the next book? Because I'm totally giving up on this series. Twice now. If you don't understand look at the quote from my dear momsy. 

Rating: One out of Five

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