I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
Rating: 3.5 stars
This review will be simple and straight-forward. I enjoyed this book. It was entertaining, and I really liked the premise. I found the whole 'Lorien Legacies' backstory very intriguing, and while it's not necessarily a favorite of mine, I definitely recommend it if you like SciFi/Fantasy-ish/YA genre. I am looking forward to reading the sequel for this to find out what happens next! Should be interesting.
Legend by Marie Lu
Rating: 4 stars
I can't help it. I'm a sucker for the dystopian sub-genre. There's something incredibly exciting about getting to know different imagined versions of our world in the future. I wanted to read Legend the moment I heard of its synopsis. Fortunately, it did not disappoint in terms of delivering an engaging post-apocalyptic story. It had a really 'dark' feeling to it - which I liked - and it eminded me a lot of The Hunger Games, style-wise.
While there's some strong protagonists here, I have to admit I didn't truly feel for them or anything, almost like I wasn't given enough time to fully get to know them and fall in love with them as characters. So because of that, I felt like I wasn't completely immersed in the story.
Other than that though, I enjoyed this book. Give it a try if you like dystopian fiction.