The Rise of Nine

The Rise of Nine

eBook - 2012
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The aliens must come together because their power is in numbers.
The third installment in the action-packed Lorien Legacies series that launched with "I Am Number Four" and "The Power of Six", finds the stakes higher than ever as John, Number Six, and Number Seven desperately try to find the rest of the Lorien Nine before it's too late.
Published: New York : Harper, c2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780062190185
Characteristics: 1 online resource (360, 13, 11, 12 p.)


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Aug 11, 2018

Hype up the action and characters!! By this book, the heat and pressure is on for the Loriens.
The third instalment has so much content! Enter a handful more characters, and more information. Four, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine, and Ella (Ten) - not to mention all their backstories and heartache that follows their every move.
I was turning each page in suspense in some chapters! So much happens in this book, and it's so hard to put it down!
This series is great at making me absorb myself into the story. I couldn't get a hold of the next book soon enough. I was on the edge of my seat while reading.

Aug 05, 2018

The action in this booked increased a lot, but that's all you can expect when you read a book about Nine. He really needs to be a little more humble. I love this series and can't wait to finish. At the same time I am very aware that when I finish I will have a book hangover and will not know where to go next. I will be lost and this book will be the only thing that seems right. But then again I got over twilight...

Jul 14, 2018

This was one of the best books I have read in a while and it always leaves you wondering what’s next. the books in these series are always so action filled and u just can’t stop reading them, and I love how every next book is more and more interesting and adds different factors we had not known about. Overall AMAZING!!!!!!!

Oct 04, 2017

The third instalment of the Lorien Legacies series "The Rise of Nine", is really where the war begins. The last two books of course feature battles between the Garde and the Mogadorians, however the conflict between the two races really starts to pick up in this book. When we meet Nine (another member of the Garde), I immediately loved his personality, and hit short witted sense of humor. He's always throwing dark jokes around at the wrong moments, and it really highlights and brings out the good even in the worst of situations. That, combined with his constant bickering with John (Four), and your in for joy ride of "friendly" verbal exchanges. Nine's also a force to be reckoned with, because he has got such a violent bone. But it's so awesome, because his ruthlessness in contrast to the other Garde's rather calm demeanors, make him the odd one out in the sense where he just can't hold back his homicidal urges like the others can. I also feel like the relationships between the Garde are well displayed in this book, which connected me a little closer to each character after hearing just a little bit of their pasts. So I'd definitely recommend this book, and would say it's a great addition to the Lorien Legacies series. @ShepReads of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

The Rise of Nine was the best book in the I am Number Four series so far in my opinion. It fixes the problem the last book had of one narrator having a more interesting story than the other, while at the same time adding a third narrator. This book has more action sequences than the others so there isn’t as many dull sections as there was in the previous books. Lore brings new characters in with interesting stories of their own that make you care about them, while still adding onto existing characters. Lore also did very well on the ending of the  book, as it was written as well as the rest, but made you want to see what happened next in this story. While this book was an improvement there were still problems, the narrator switching can be confusing as like in the last book it is only a text change. Most characters are developed great, but there are some that I feel could have been developed better. Overall this book is very well done with less problems than the last books, but still has room for improvement.
- @TheBookieMonster of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Dec 14, 2015

Yes! Finally number nine you've come at last! This book wasn't the best though.

Bijoy Arora
Jul 03, 2015

I liked this book and the idea was solid for the most part. Although the story started
to drop in some places and made the novel less interesting they always seemed to find their way back to chapters in the book that had more depth. The characters were well developed in this story and allowed me to get more interested in the
book. I found that as the book progressed, I got hooked to the storyline. Everything was good except the ending. I found that it ended very abruptly. It left me wondering what was going to happen next. It also left me so confused to the point that I was in two minds whether I should be reading the next book or not. I would
give this book 3.5 out of 5 stars.

In the book, The Rise of Nine, John, Six, and Seven try desperately to find the rest
of the Garde before it’s too late. The Mogadorians who destroyed the planet Lorien
continue to hunt down the Garde, the small group of Loric survivors who have
taken refuge on Earth. The Garde has to come together and they are Lorien and
Earth’s only hope against the Mogadorian forces. During the dangerous mission at
the Mogadorian base in West Virginia, John finds and rescues Nine. But even with
their combined powers, special abilities also known as Legacies, they barely
escape with their lives. To add to their list of problems they lose Sam in the
process. Their only hope is to find Number Eight in India before they are out of

Jun 30, 2015

awesome book so interesting

May 04, 2015

Best book series I've read. EVER! And that's saying something.

Apr 04, 2015

Probably the best book I've read in a while.

Feb 13, 2015

i could read every book in this series over and over

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waywardangel Mar 19, 2014

Nine looks over at me and rubs his hands together, all eager anticipation. "Johnny boy, have we discussed how important oral hygiene is to me?" he looks back at Setrakus Ra, "Dude, brush your teeth before you even think about threatening me!" He extends his glowing red staff, turns to Setrakus Ra and charges.

waywardangel Mar 19, 2014

We walk together in silence for a few more minutes, until Eight speaks. 'Do you ever wish the Elders had given us our Inheritance in locked backpacks instead?" He switches his Chest to the other arm.

black_cobra_252 Aug 27, 2013

“Setrakus is more or less invincible. Only Pittacus Lore, the most powerful of all the Lorien Elders, would have been able to defeat him.”

black_cobra_252 Aug 27, 2013

“Setrakus is more or less invincible. Only Pittacus Lore, the most powerful of all the Lorien Elders, would have been able to defeat him.”


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Apr 11, 2013

Coarse Language: Words like d*** and s*** but nothing worse than that.

Apr 11, 2013

Violence: violence but pretty tame compared to the others.

Dimmu16 Oct 08, 2012

Violence: This is the I am Number Four series. No surprise here.


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black_cobra_252 Aug 29, 2013

The Rise of Nine is the 3rd book of the series, I am Number Four. It shows Number Six, Seven, Crayton, and Ten headed to India to find Eight. They reach India and find Number Eight. He takes them to a mountain where there is a Loralite stone that helps teleport but the Mogodorians attack Crayton gets killed. Six, Seven, Eight, and Ten teleport but Six reaches somewhere else and is caught by the government who are working with the Mogodorians. Nine and Four go to New Mexico because they know Six is theer with the help of the tablet. Ten communicates with Four using telepath and all of them find each other. They go to the underground base where Six, Sarah, and maybe Sam are kept. They fight Setrakus Ra after freeing Sarah and Six but Setrakus Ra suddenly disappears and so the members of the Garde leave and promise to come back after lots of training.

Dimmu16 Oct 08, 2012

Four and Nine are hiding out. Six, Ella, Marina and Crayton are on a plane for India to find another Garde. In the end they find Eight who can teleport and stuff. Basically they have to use a magic Loralite that can send them in 6 or 7 different places. Before they transport Crayton dies. :( Four and Nine decided to go to Chicago to a safe house Nine owns. Then They go to New Mexico. On the transport Six is sent to New Mexico where she is taken by the U.S government (who teamed up with the Mogs) where she has to Fight Stretakus Ra. Along the way she finds Sarah Hart. Ella, Marina, and Eight arrive in New Mexico after many tries. They all find each other and attacking Streatacus Ra. But he gets away. They are now ready to destroy the Mogs.

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