WARNING: Some small spoilers if you haven’t read the first book in the series, I Am Number 4. That said, this continues the story of 4 and his best friend Sam, along with Bernie Kosar as they flee from the authorities who are trying to capture them in connection to what happened when they left town, and the knowledge that if they are captured, the Mogs will know where to find them. Hiding this time isn’t as easy, with their photos on every TV screen and a huge manhunt in progress. But they team up with 6, who left with them, and she teaches them fighting skills and helps 4 with his legacies, as he learns he has a few tricks more. Meanwhile, the other half of the book, trading chapters and typeface, is the story of a young girl, Seven, who is an orphan in a Spanish convent along with her cêpan. She doesn’t know which way to turn as her guardian clings closely to the life of the convent, and she is not trained in any of the lore, skills, or legacies. But she is resourceful, and soon great battles ensue as they try and get all their cheats back, team up with another member or two, defeat the Mogs in their way, and fight for their freedom. Packed with the usual teen banter, backstories, and more about Lorien, it’s good solid adventure SF, and a worthy series. I like it.
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