Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The 5th Wave

Author:  Rick Yancey
Series:  The 5th Wave, Book 1
Year: 2013
Publisher:  G.P. Putnam's Sons
Pages:  457

Goodreads Description:

The Passage meets Ender’s Game in an epic new series from award-winning author Rick Yancey.
After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.
Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother—or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.

50 pages into The 5th Wave and I was hooked. At first, Cassie seemed a little over dramatic with her inner dialogue of being the last human on earth but then things started happening. About 1/3 of the way through the book Yancey started this point-of-view shifting thing that threw me off but ended up being a brilliant move. I loved getting to see the other characters and I had no clue who to trust and who not to trust. I even started to doubt whether or not Cassie was human or not human.  I also didn't rest on the faith that a certain person was a main character so they wouldn't get killed. I honestly believed Yancey would kill any character at any time (except Cassie). I loved having a good alien invasion book! I can't wait to get more.


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