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The Legacy Chronicles: Trial by Fire

Review

The Legacy Chronicles: Trial by Fire

Following their battles in the I Am Number Four series against the Mogadorians --- evil aliens who want to take over the Earth --- Six and Sam are back from their trip around the world to bring peace and justice once and for all.

"THE LEGACY CHRONICLES: Trial by Fire offers something for everyone...so fasten your seat belts and enjoy the ride!"

The Mogadorians have been defeated, but adults are becoming more and more frightened and jealous of the ever growing number of children with legacies (special powers such as invisibility, teleportation, breathing underwater…). When Six and Sam are contacted by a mysterious man who needs help finding kidnapped children with healing powers, they reluctantly agree to help, but find themselves swept into something much larger and darker than they could ever have imagined. In their quest to save these children, Six and Sam must learn to trust no one.

THE LEGACY CHRONICLES: Trial by Fire has all the makings of a great action thriller including fighting, romance, a classic villain, bombs, airplane crash landings, agents going undercover, spy tech and much more. This book will leave you gripping the edge of your seat as you are drawn into the surprising plot twists. Pittacus Lore is a master storyteller. He adeptly brings to life characters with rich personalities who make the story seem more believable but also more exciting since you never know what they’re going to do next. One moment you’ll be left inspired by a their bravery and selflessness, the next you’ll be laughing at their sibling-like relationship or mourning their death.

Overall, Lore’s writing is some of the best I’ve come across in YA books. His detailed descriptions made the story seem so real that I wished I had a legacy so I could join in on the action or experience what it feels like to fly on a futuristic private jet. At the same time, his narrative was engaging enough that I never got bored.

For anyone looking for an adventure this summer, especially fans of THE DARKEST MINDS or X MEN, I highly recommend this book even if you haven’t read the I Am Number Four series (I hadn’t read it before I started this book and was able to follow). THE LEGACY CHRONICLES: Trial by Fire offers something for everyone --- superpowers and aliens for fantasy and sci-fi lovers as well as constant action, the mystery of the vanishing children and even romance, so fasten your seat belts and enjoy the ride!

Reviewed by Alice D., Teen Board Member on June 14, 2018

The Legacy Chronicles: Trial by Fire
by Pittacus Lore