Thursday, March 5, 2015

Book Review: The Revenge of Seven (Lorien Legacies, book 5), by Pittacus Lore

Book Review: The Revenge of Seven (Lorien Legacies, book 5), by Pittacus Lore
The Revenge of Seven (Lorien Legacies, book 5)
By: Pittacus Lore
ISBN: 0062194720
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While Six, Nine, and Marina are busy dealing with the aftermath of Eight's death and Five's betrayal, John and the others are making plans to attack a Mogodorian base. Little do they know how close the Mogodorian's endgame is and how much they could soon learn about their true destiny.

The Revenge of Seven is the fifth book in the Lorien Legacies series and contains themes of loss, guilt, revenge and some interesting moral quandaries regarding right and wrong (hurting/killing/murdering enemies or others that stand in your way). It should be noted that no real explanation is ever given as to why murder/killing/injuring is considered acceptable in some instances in this story and not others.

Like the prior few books, The Revenge of Seven is told from multiple points of view (John, Six and Ella) but manages to keep a nice moderate pace to the story in spite of the regular transitions. The majority of the characters show little to no character growth and in several instances display levels of emotion driven recklessness / violence that seems out of place in characters that have theoretically become so grown up. That said the characters are still as interesting, if not a bit more so, as in prior books.

The Revenge of Seven contains:
  • Drunks, drinking
  • Chewing tobacco
  • Profanity: D*mn, Jesus Christ, hell, b*ll sh*t
  • Use of magic/legacies to heal and harm
  • Kissing
  • References to a hookup and teens spending the night together
  • Injuries (blood, broken bones, knife wounds, bullet wounds, burns)
  • Intentionally causing injury to another outside of self defense
  • Attempts to kill/murder another
  • Dead body
  • Killing & death

The Lorien Legacies series
  1. I Am Number Four (Book Review)
  2. The Power of Six (Book Review)
  3. The Rise of Nine
  4. The Fall of Five
  5. The Revenge of Seven (Book Review)
  6. The Fate of Ten (Expected Publication 2015)

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