Title: Return to Zero
Author: Pittacus Lore
Series: Lorien Legacies Reborn #3
Genre: Science Fiction
Published: 2019, HarperCollins
My Grade: 4 out of 5
After the battle in Switzerland, the Fugitive Six find their allegiances torn, dividing them into two factions. Taylor, Kopano, and Nigel return to the Academy with Nine, but nothing is the same. As fear and resentment of the Human Garde continues to grow, the United Nations decrees that all humans with Legacies must be implanted with inhibitors. So our heroes will have no choice but to rebel.
And with the Foundation still at large, Isabela, Caleb, and Ran have decided to join forces with their former foes Einar and Five to hunt them down. But when a new threat is revealed, the group may find itself painfully outmatched. Facing capture or annihilation from all sides, the only hope the Human Garde have for survival is to stand together once and for all to fight back against their true enemies.
Questions were answered. They knitted together the side series with this main one really well. And I feel satisfied after finishing this series and I don’t feel like they left anything out.
There were things happening all the time, the original Loric fought alongside Human Garde. The bad guys weren’t just bad guys, there was a complicated history behind their actions and they felt believable. The main characters were easy to follow, mostly because I remembered most of them from the old series. The events were really cool and it was so easy to read and the story flowed on naturally.
There has been a lot of books in this universe now. I feel like my need for alien superpowers from Lorien and Mogadore is satisfied. But I wouldn’t say no to reading new books, if there ever is any more coming.
I’ll give this ending a four. It was a book worth reading, a little bit of a crooked road to get here with too many characters, especially in the companion series, but the author wrapped it up nicely.