I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies #1) (Paperback)

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Imagine a civilization so entuned with their planet that half of the population is gifted with superhuman abilities; flight, invisibility, control over the elements, and so much more. Such a civilization exists, and they live on the planet Lorien.

Or they did, before the Mogadorians race invaded their planet to slaughter them all and deplete Lorien’s natural resources. They succeeded in killing that ancient civilization, except nine Lorien children with nine adult protectors made it out safely and escaped to Earth. The Mogadorians know where they’re headed, and they know that these nine children weren’t chosen at random. They will be the strongest of their kind. They follow the nine Lorien children to Earth to hunt them down. For the children’s safety, their protectors (also known as Cepans) number them 1 through 9 and use a spell that forces them to be killed in order (One, then two, then Three, and so on). Then they disband, one Cepan per child, and travel to different parts of the world to protect them even further.

But the Mogadorians have found numbers One, Two, and Three. The nine children are all connected to each other, so they know those three are dead. This book is the story of John Smith, and he knows he’s the next to die, because he is Number Four. Aliens and superpowers, with Mogadorian hunters close on the hero’s tail! What else could you want from a young adult novel?!

— From Devin

Description


The first book of the #1 New York Times bestselling series and the inspiration for the hit movie from Dreamworks!

John Smith seems like an ordinary teenager, living a normal life with his guardian Henri in Paradise, Ohio. But for John, keeping a low profile is essential, because he is not an ordinary teenager. He’s an alien from the planet Lorien, and he’s on the run. A group of evil aliens from the planet Mogadore, who destroyed his world, are hunting anyone who escaped.

Nine Loric children were sent to Earth to live in hiding until they grew up and developed their Legacies, powers that would help them fight back—and help them save us. Three of them are now dead. John is Number Four, and he knows he’s next….

Michael Bay, director of Transformers, raved: “Number Four is a hero for this generation.” This epic story is perfect for fans of action-packed science fiction like The 5th Wave series by Rick Yancey, The Maze Runner series by James Dashner, and Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game.

The battle for Earth’s survival wages on. Read all of the books: #2: The Power of Six, #3: The Rise of Nine, #4: The Fall of Five, #5: The Revenge of Seven, #6: The Fate of Ten, and #7: United as One.

Don’t miss the first book in the brand-new I Am Number Four spin-off series: Generation One.

About the Author


Pittacus Lore is Lorien's ruling Elder. He has been on Earth preparing for the war that will decide Earth's fate. His whereabouts are unknown.

Praise For…


“Number Four is a hero for this generation.”
— Michael Bay, director of Transformers

“There’s genuine suspense…it’s easy to get lost in the world of the sweet teen from another planet.”
— Chicago Tribune

“Terrifically propulsive.”
— Booklist

“Action–packed.”
— Publishers Weekly

“Riveting.”
— The Horn Book

“This is a can’t-put-it-down book.”
— Justine Magazine

“The intense pace, bigger-than-life fight scenes, and good vs. evil showdown set up a series that will easily draw in action-oriented sci-fi fans, who will eagerly await the next round.”
— Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
Product Details
ISBN: 9780061969577
ISBN-10: 0061969575
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: August 23rd, 2011
Pages: 496
Language: English
Series: Lorien Legacies
 

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