I am Number Four (Lorien Legacies, #1) by Pittacus Lore

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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 books—but 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.

But they know.

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. (from Goodreads)

This is the first title in a new series that will be written by a group of authors like the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boy books have been.  I wish I didn’t know that because I tend to read based on the author rather than the series.  There are several series which are written by different authors . . . 39 Clues is one.  I tend not to read them because I don’t want one author who I might not like to ruin an entire series for me.

Anyway, having said all that, I am Number Four was actually a pretty good book.  It follows the premise that aliens are among us.  As a matter of fact, there are two different groups of aliens from separate planets.  One group invaded the others’ home planet and have followed the survivors to Earth to finish wiping them out.

I will probably have to read the rest of the series because my interest has been caught.  Oh yeah, I forgot to mention there is a love story between one of the aliens and a human girl.

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