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Generation One

Review

Generation One

GENERATION ONE (LORIEN LEGACIES REBORN) is the first book in a spinoff series set in the universe of the bestseller I AM NUMBER FOUR by Pittacus Lore. Although it adds to the original series, it focuses on new characters and new, thrilling ideas.

During the invasion of Earth by the Mogadorians, the alien Garde released their Loric energy, spreading to human teenagers, who have since begun to develop their own super powers, known as Legacies. The Human Garde will band together and train in the Garde’s academy to learn to control their powers and fight for the sake of the human race. However, when a series of unfortunate events occurs, some of the Garde may be forced to learn to use their powers sooner than expected.

"GENERATION ONE will take you on an adventure through Taylor and Kopano’s eyes as they break out of their comfort zones and escape from their regular lives. The satisfying ending also leaves room for a clear sequel with an exciting plot that I can’t wait to read."

At the start of GENERATION ONE, Taylor, Kopano, Ran, Nigel, Caleb and Isabela are accidentally exposed to a world outside of the Garde academy --- a world in which other forces are hunting the Human Garde down with motives to kill. They must discover the entirety of their powers and harness them for good use in the first novel of an electrifying new series.

The novel switches perspectives from some of the different characters. In just a few short chapters, the book managed to set up completely different personalities and displayed the dynamics between the characters flawlessly.

The new series brings back a feel of the first I Am Number Four series where the original Loric came to Earth. Although not as naïve as the characters in the new series, they discovered themselves through others. I loved how the Human Garde comes from all around the world. They each bring their own cultures and harbor their own secrets to reveal as the novel moves along.

They do mention characters from the original series andTHE LOST FILES; however, they only make brief cameos and leaving me wanting more. Of course, I still enjoyed their appearances and the relationships that they made with this new set of heroes.

The Loric Universe continues to expand with each novel and I am excited to see the outcomes of Earth after the alien attacks. The new storyline is action-packed and is very promising for any upcoming books in the series. With plenty of super-powered battles, the plot also invests in the development of each character in their emotions and personalities. There was very little romance, and the book also adds in its humor, drama, action and breathtaking writing.

GENERATION ONE will take you on an adventure through Taylor and Kopano’s eyes as they break out of their comfort zones and escape from their regular lives. The satisfying ending also leaves room for a clear sequel with an exciting plot that I can’t wait to read. This expansion to the Loric Universe is a must-read for fans of the original series, the X-Men, or Rick Yancy’s novel THE 5TH WAVE.

Reviewed by Jeremy H., Teen Board Member on July 11, 2017

Generation One
(Lorien Legacies Reborn #1)
by Pittacus Lore