Synopses & Reviews
In the vein of great box-office blockbusters, the high-stakes romance here sizzles within this page-turning thriller that will leave readers feeling like they are flying through the streets of New York.
Cam has come to accept the rhythm of his life as a bike messenger: racing up and down the streets of New York City from one run to the next. With no family to rely on and a mountain of debts, at least its an honest way to help pay off his dangerous debtors. Cams whole world comes crashing down on him one day when he runs into a beautiful stranger. After falling out of the sky and wiping out Cam and his bike, she disappears before he can find out anything about her. When he starts to see her around town, he quickly realizes that she is part of an underground group of teens who have turned NYC into their own parkour playgroundrunning, jumping, seemingly flying through the city like its an obstacle course. Cam becomes fascinated with the sportand the beautiful stranger, Nikki. He falls in with the group, and they offer him the chance to make some extra money. But when the stakes become life or death, Cam is torn between following his heart and sacrificing everything to pay off his debts.
“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 & #8217;s Books
“Theres genuine suspense…its easy to get lost in the world of the sweet teen from another planet.” Chicago Tribune
"Action-packed." Publishers Weekly
“Riveting.” The Horn Book
"This is a can't-put-it-down book." Justine Magazine
“Number Four is a hero for this generation.” Michael Bay, director of Transformers
“Terrifically propulsive.” Booklist
“Actionpacked.” Publishers Weekly
“This is a cant-put-it-down book.” Justine Magazine
Nine of us came here. We look like you. We talk like you. We live among you. But we are not you. We can do things you dream of doing. We have powers you dream of having. We are stronger and faster than anything you have ever seen. We are the superheroes you worship in movies and comic booksbut we are real.
Our plan was to grow, and train, and become strong, and become one, and fight them. But they found us and started hunting us first. Now all of us are running. Spending our lives in shadows, in places where no one would look, blending in. we have lived among you without you knowing.
They caught Number One in Malaysia.
Number Two in England.
And Number Three in Kenya.
They killed them all.
I am Number Four.
I am next.
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.
The first book in an immensely gripping, action-packed series about six alien teenagers hiding on Earth. This movie-tie in edition features key art from the film and bonus backmatter.
We may be walking past you right now.
We are watching as you read this.
We may be in your city, your town.
We are living anonymously.
We are waiting for the day when
We will find each other.
We will make our last stand together—if
We are saved, and
You are saved as well.
If we lose, all is lost.
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.