SF Signal has published my review of the young adult novel I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore, which is a pseudonym for James Frey and Jobie Hughes. When I received this book for review consideration I wasn't sure I'd like it--after all, I've ranted before about literary writers dipping their toes in the genre pool. Add in the total circus which swirls around Frey's writing career and it is fair to state I wasn't expecting much.
But to my surprise, this is a fun, fast paced novel with the potential to bring new readers to the science fiction genre. While the novel is absolutely not original or deep, if you know a young adult who loves fantasy novels but refuses to touch science fiction, this might be a good book to tempt them with.