Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: I Am Number Four

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

My pick this week is...
I Am Number Four
by Pittacus Lore
Releases August 3, 2010
I think this book is the next big series.  It hasn't been released yet and the movie version is already being filmed starring Jake Abel (Luke from the Percy Jackson & the Olympians The Lightning Thief movie), Dianna Agron (Quinn from GLEE) and Alex Pettyfer (from the upcoming movie Beastly).  The movie's scheduled to release in February 2011. 
Oh yeah, Pittacus Lore is the alien character pseudonym for authors James Frey and Jobie Hughes. I've avoided reading anything by James Frey as a result of his fictional "memoir" A Million Little Pieces (ugh...just be truthful and call it fiction!), so I'm going to try to put my bias aside and give this book a shot.
Check out the book's website and facebook page.
Here's the description from Amazon:
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.


  1. Sounds very mysterious...hope you enjoy it.

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  2. I don't even need to read the synopsis to know this book is right up my alley. :) I want! Great pick. MY WOW is at The Crowded Leaf.

  3. This sounds very interesting! Thanks for sharing! It really makes me wonder about what they are. My WoW is here

  4. I want to read this book bad!

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  5. There was an advertisement in my magazine about this book. I was really intrigued until I realized James Frey was the coauthor. Something about him and that whole nonsense with his Oprah picked book and all, ehhh. But the book sounds fantastic. I just wish it wasnt by him.

    My WoW is here.

  6. Thanks for all the comments. RachaelfromNJ, I definitely agree with you. If it was written by another author, I'd preorder it today. The plot sounds great, but James Frey just seems skeezy. I guess that's one reason to use a pseudonym. It's a book that I'll pick up from the library.