The Power of Six is the second book in this gripalicious series. It is just as good as the first book and did not disappoint me. This time the story switches back and forth from Number Four’s point of view and Number Seven’s point of view. Number Four (a.k.a. John Smith) is on the run with Number Six and his best friend, Sam Goode. Four and Six have been labeled terrorists by the Government and they have a big price on their heads. They are trying to find the other members of the Garde so they can all come together and defeat the Mogadorians. Meanwhile, Number Seven (a.k.a. Marina) is in a small town in Spain and is being tracked by Mogadorians. Marina’s Cêpan, Adelina, is no use to Marina because she has forgotten the reason they came to Earth and refuses to acknowledge what they are and what they are supposed to be doing on Earth. When John and Sam sneak into a Mogadorian base camp, John finds another member of the Garde, who has been trapped and held hostage by the Mogadorians. Also, a new girl named Ella comes to the orphanage Marina is at and quickly becomes Marina’s friend, but Marina realizes Ella is more than who she says she is. Finally, Number Six meets up with Marina in Spain and plans to bring her to John so they can all continue their search for the two remaining Garde. At first I thought this book was named The Power of Six referring to Number Six, but it is called that because there are six members of the Garde left after 1, 2, and 3 were killed at the beginning of the first book. The end of this book is satisfying but will leave you rushing to the third book, The Rise of Nine, to see how everything turns out. One thing that kept me reading for hours was that the chapters have cliff-hanger endings but then switch to the other character in the next chapter. I love how this is such an original book and the characters are very creative. If you haven’t read this book, get started on the series with the first one, I Am Number Four!

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