I Am Number Four – Lorien Legacies Series : Book 1 by Pittacus Lore

by |February 16, 2011

“I am Number Four held me absolutely in its thrall from start to finish,” says Toni Whitmont, Editor-in-Chief of the Booktopia BUZZ – read the full review here.

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There were NINE of us who escaped . . .
Number ONE was killed in Malaysia
Number TWO was murdered in England.
Number THREE was hunted down in Kenya.
Before they come for the others, they’ll come for me . . .
I AM NUMBER FOUR.

John Smith is not your average teenager.

He regularly moves from small town to small town.  He changes his name and identity.  He does not put down roots.  He cannot tell anyone who or what he really is.  If he stops moving those who hunt him will find and kill him.

But you can’t run for ever.
So when he stops in Paradise, Ohio, John decides to try and settle down.  To fit in.  And for the first time he makes some real friends.  People he cares about – and who care about him.  Never in John’s short life has there been space for friendship, or even love.

But it’s just a matter of time before John’s secret is revealed.
He was once one of nine.  Three of them have been killed.
John is Number Four.  He knows that he is next . . .

Pittacus Lore is a Loric Elder, from the Planet Lorien, which is three hundred million miles away. He is approximately ten thousand years old. He has been to earth hundreds of times, and he is here now.

‘Set to eclipse Harry Potter and moody vampires.
Pittacus Lore is about to become on of the hottest names on the planet’
BIG ISSUE

‘Tense, keeps you wondering’
SUNDAY TIMES

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John Purcell (aka Natasha Walker) is the author of The Secret Lives of Emma trilogy published by Random House Australia. The Secret Lives of Emma: Beginnings reached the top ten on the Australian fiction charts and Natasha/John was the tenth highest selling Australian novelist and third highest selling Australian debut author in 2012. The trilogy has since sold over 50,000 copies in print and ebook and has been translated into French and Polish. John has worked in the book industry for the last twenty years. While still in his twenties he opened John’s Bookshop, a second-hand bookshop in Mosman in which he sat for ten years reading, ranting and writing. Now he is the Head of Product and Chief Buyer at booktopia.com.au.

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