The Legacies (Lorien Legacies: The Lost Files, #1-3) | Book Review

Review by: Cynthia A.


By: Pittacus Lore

Published: July 10, 2012

Publisher: HarperCollins

Series: Lorien Legacies

Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Action/Adventure, Fantasy

Three stories originally published as eBooks now in one paperback.  The Lost Files combines the stories of Six, Nine and the story of the Fallen Legacies.  Held captive, Six and Nine both fell into the traps of the Mogadorians.  Here are their stories of heartache and struggle.  Then the last story introduces us into Adam, who he was before The Fall of Five.  Three wonderful stories, all in one.

This novel is a compilation of stories about characters that we know in the I Am Number Four novels, more commonly known as the Lorein Legacies.  The first story is about Six who was first introduced near the end of I Am Number Four.  We only got a glimpse, snippets here and there of her story, how her guardian was killed and how she was held captive by the Mogadorians.  But there was more.  Her legacies developed after she was held captive, destroying the young innocent girl she was.  This story gave us more insight into her, highlighting how much of an orphan she was and the hardships she had to endure as she escaped, survived until she made her way her to John.  As a whole the story had a lot of depth to it and the characterization and growth from who she was to who she is was amazing.  There is this new strength behind her character that makes her even softer and stronger than she was before.

As for Nine, well as of late he is one of the more obnoxious characters in the series.  He’s annoying and thinks that he is so much better than everyone and knows very little of how to be a team player if you’ve been reading the series, but now, this story gives us readers an understanding.  As with Six he was captured and trapped by the Mogadorians, but he saw horrors worse than she had and was given a different mentor and home, one that didn’t involve moving around, this we know from the past two novels in the series.  This story was amazingly written and gave his character more depth.  The writing was amazing with very good detail and scene specifics that allowed for very good story flow.

The last and final novella in this novel was centered around Adam who was first introduced in the main series in The Fall of Five.  Adam is a Mogadorian and this story gave us insight into who he was before and to who he became and why he has chosen to fight alongside the Lorien’s.  Not only was this a good story but it had something the previous two didn’t: it was humorous and entertaining, but also very sad.  It was bitter sweet with amazing characterization.  The story was amazing, fun and something completely different in this world brought to us by Pittacus Lore.
All three stories give this new world and the characters in it more depth and characterization. ★★★☆☆ (B)

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