Published in: 2014
Edition read: E-book
Series: Book 5 in the Lorien Legacies series
The Garde have suffered an unbearable loss. Number Five has betrayed them. Eight is gone forever. Ella has been kidnapped. The others are now scattered.
In Chicago, John makes the unlikeliest of allies: Adam, a Mogadorian who turned his back on his people. He has invaluable information about Mog technology, battle strategies, and weaknesses. Most important, he knows where to hit them: their command base near Washington, DC. During the assault, however, John and Adam learn the unimaginable truth: it is too late. The Mogadorians have commenced their ultimate invasion plans.
With a front-row seat to the impending invasion, Ella finds herself in the hands of the enemy. For some reason she’s more valuable to them alive, and they’ll stop at nothing to turn her. Meanwhile, Six, Nine, and Marina make their way through the Florida Everglades, hot on the trail of the traitorous Five. With the development of a new Legacy, Marina finally has the power to fight back—if her thirst for revenge doesn’t consume her first.
Righteo. Had to remember how this book went, because I finished it and launched right into the next book because this book ends right in the middle of a massive battle scene just as someone develops a new legacy and it’s just like WHAT THE HELL – so clearly, I had to launch right into the next book and now they have blurred into one mega-book. Whoops.
So the characters aren’t together for very long in this book, they end up scattered all around the place- Ella is kidnapped by the Mogs and hating her life; 5 is being his usual dick self and you feel a little sorry for him, but not much; John is doing whatever it is he does; Marina is even more boring than usual because now she’s sad and angry and boy do I wish she had died; and 6 and 9 are the two stars holding everything together (not really, but they are my favourite characters and the rest can gtfo).
There’s a lot revealed in this book, and everything really happens in the last like 30ish pages of the book- the world learns about the Guarde, that there are bad aliens, that the government is corrupt, and then invasion happens and big battles and oh hey here’s like 3 cliffhangers for the book to end on.
If you read this, I highly suggest having the next book on standby, because you will get to the last page and seriously need to launch into the next book. It’s a doozy of a cliffhanger, that’s for sure.
The revenge of seven rating: 8/10
Would I re-read it? Yes
Who would I recommend it to? Fans of the series, young adults, fans of adventure fantasy series featuring aliens