Friday, October 3, 2014

The Revenge of Seven Review

The Revenge of Seven by Pittacus Lore
Published:  August 26, 2014
Synopsis from Goodreads: The worst was supposed to be over. We were reunited after a decade apart. We were discovering the truth of our past. We were training and getting stronger every day. We were even happy...

We never imagined the Mogodorians could turn one of our own against us. We were fools for trusting Five. And now Eight is lost forever. I would do anything to bring him back, but that's impossible. Instead, I will do whatever it takes to destroy every last one of them.

I've spent my entire life hiding from them, and they've stolen everything away from me. But that stops now. We're going to take the battle to them. We have a new ally who knows their weaknesses. And I finally have the power to fight back.
They caught Number One in Malaysia.
Number Two in England.
Number Three in Kenya.
And Number Eight in Florida.
They killed them all.
I am Number Seven.
I will make them pay.

My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
This isn't going to be a full detailed review because this is the fifth book in the Lorien Legacies Series and I'm trying not to accidentally blurt out spoilers while at the same time needing an outlet to release my thoughts on this book.

First off, my reaction to finishing The Revenge of Seven went something like this:
I wish I was exaggerating when I say that's exactly what I went though. I literally dropped my book, said "what the f*ck?" and ran downstairs to ask my mom if that's really how it ended. (Note: She had already read it and is the one who actually got me into reading this series. It's sort of a thing we have going to read the books one after the other.) All she had to say was, "I told you you wouldn't like it." Thanks, mom, for the words of encouragement when my brain is crushed.
I won't say much about the plot of book. I will say that it takes place right where the last book leaves off. The Garde is split up after being betrayed by one of their own. Now, they must regroup to figure out how to fight Setrakus Ra and stop the impending invasion of the Mogodorian fleet to save humanity. In short, a huge undertaking for five Loric teenagers who have no one for guidance anymore and their few human allies. The book is split up into POV chapters alternating between John (aka the first Four), Six, and Ella. Surprisingly, we don't get chapters from Mariana aka Seven considering this is her title book. I thought that was pretty strange but considering her state of mind for most of the book, I guess it's understandable.
Honestly, I'm not usually one for reading books on aliens and space invasions. I was actually horrified of aliens when I was little. Driving home from my aunt's house past an international airport was borderline traumatic for me. I may be exaggerating a little there but groups of lights in the sky at night was not something I wanted to see when I was eight. I blame my dad and his habit of watching scifi shows while his young, impressionable daughter was in the room. But I digress. I actually really enjoy Pittacus Lore's series. It's definitely a fun, entertaining read and there's so many of them! In between the release dates of the main books of the series, smaller mini-stories get published that just add to the world and characters of The Lorien Legacies. Unfortunately, I think the movie was such a flop that everyone forgot that the books are actually good. Don't judge a book by it's movie, people!
I definitely recommend this series to anyone who likes science fiction. The characters have a kind of X-Men-ish feel to them what with their special powers and all. There are touches of romance here and there but that's not at all what the books' focus is on. I would have to warn that anyone deciding to read these books better be ready to do yoga or tai chi or something else that's calming. The cliffhangers at the end of these books are Mark of Athena bad if not worse because they'll happen literally in the middle of a scene. I thought I had at least another chapter to read but I turned the page and it was a preview for one of the mini-stories instead. Now I have to wait a whole year for the next book. Hence, the gif reactions.
Does anyone out there read this series? I really need to know if you do. I can't be the only one!


  1. haha I absolutely love your review of this book. I've never heard of this series, but I am definitely going to check them out now. There's nothing better than those glorious 'What the f@#$' moments in a book, that you just have to put it down and collect your thoughts for a few minutes. Thanks for this review, I loved it!
    Morrighan @

    1. Wow I am sincerely delayed in replying to you. Sorry! I'm not usually this bad at it! D=

      Haha thanks! I had a really fun time venting/reviewing this book. Yes, please! Please read them so I stop feeling like I'm the only one in the world who does! I need to discuss these books with someone! =P Haha really though, I love those WTF moments - the good ones, not the ones that make you want to bash your head in wondering what on earth you just read LOL

      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I haven't read the first one. XD Waaah! I need to, but I wasn't so impressed with the movie (omg, bookworm taboo right?! I watched the movie I think it's so cool that you and your mum read the same books though! NO one in my family ever knows what I'm ranting about when I launch into a "this book broke my heart" spiel. I just keep it to myself these days and blurt all over the internet. XD

    1. Ahhhhh!!!! Bookworm blasphemy!! The movie really really sucked though. But the books are awesome!! Read them!!! Haha thanks! It was my mom who got me into reading and even to now if I read a book I know she'll like I pass it on to her and vice versa =)


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...