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Leah's Bookshelf

Likes: Horror, macabre, fairy tales, ghosts, hauntings, serial killers, zombies, werewolves, shapeshifters, vampires, time travel, orphans, clones, thrillers, classics, gothic


I like to read anything that tells a good story, duh ;) Genre doesn't really matter much but I tend to read dark fiction and fantasy the most. I skip chick lit and romance novels with a few exceptions for the extraordinary.


My ratings system:

5 stars - ADORED; plan to read over and over and over.

4 stars - ENJOYED; will likely read once or twice more.

3 stars - LIKED; may or may not read again ... someday.

2 stars - MEH; no plans to read again.

1 stars - I didn't enjoy the story and was lucky to finish.

0 stars - I couldn't or wouldn't finish for reasons that may or may not be listed in the review box.

Currently reading

The Oxford Book of American Short Stories
Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville, Henry James, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Washington Irving, Mark Twain, Edith Wharton, Ray Bradbury, Charlotte Gilman Perkins, Willa Carter, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Stephen Crane, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Katherine Anne Porter, Eudora Welty, Nath
Progress: 225/768 pages

The Rise of Nine (Lorien Legacies #3) by Pittacus Lore

The Rise of Nine - Pittacus Lore

Rating: 4 of 5


Woo boy, the last few chapters of The Rise of Nine had me on the edge of my seat, demanding "This better not end yet!" at least three times. New legacies, cool Inheritances, a badass mega villain, and jam-packed with even more action than book two.


Present tense first person POVs from Four/John, Six and Seven/Marina (switch in POV is set off by different typefaces), so at first it may confuse some readers which POV is which since characterization hasn't improved all that much.


But what the book lacks in character development it more than makes up for in engrossing plot and tons of action. Fans of the series will no doubt devour book three and count the days until book four.