Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: The Fate of Ten - Pittacus Lore

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week I'm waiting on The Fate of Ten by Pittacus Lore!

The Fate of Ten
Pittacus Lore
Series: Lorien Legacies #6
Release Date: September 1st, 2015
Publisher: HarperCollins
Waited on by: Marlon

The sixth book in the thrilling, action-packed, New York Times bestselling I Am Number Four series! For years the Garde have fought the Mogadorians in secret. Now all of that has changed. The invasion has begun. If the Garde can't find a way to stop the Mogs, humanity will suffer the same fate as the Lorien: annihilation.

There is still hope. When the Elders sent the Garde to Earth, they had a plan—one which the Garde are finally starting to understand. In the climax of The Revenge of Seven, a group of the Garde traveled to an ancient pyramid in Mexico known to their people as the Sanctuary. There they awoke a power that had been hidden within our planet for generations. Now this power can save the world . . . or destroy it. It will all depend on who wields it

The Lorien Legacies books are another serious case of Orson Scott Card. James Frey, one half of the pseudonym Pittacus Lore, is not what I'd call a good person. These books are all collaboration efforts with him and relatively unknown authors. He uses unfair contracts to pay them very little, remove their name from the work, or remove them from the project entirely. You can read more about it here. With that said . . . the Lorien Legacies are still good books. I didn't find out about the James Frey controversies until about the fourth book, so I'd already been entrenched in the lovely writing, the low-level but intense sci-fi and YA blend, and the endearing characters. I've been reading them for like six or seven years now, and I really want to finish them! They're funny, sincere, and though there are a lot of YA and sci-fi cliches in the earlier books, it's been a genuinely good ride for me. Even when the authors decide to kill of my favorite characters and make other characters evil. Even then.

- Marlon

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