Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers on May 7, 2013
Genres: Young Adult, Dystopian
Source: Finished Copy from Publisher
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.
How do you talk about a book that just shattered all of your expectations in the most unexpected ways? I feel like quoting big brother while reviewing The 5th Wave, saying “expect the unexpected”. This book felt totally new to me and, I think that was what I loved most about it. I decided to pick up this series because a lot of exciting things are happening surrounding it this year. The first book is being made into a movie, which releases in January and the final book, The Last Star, is coming out on May 24, 2016 so I thought now was the perfect time to finally read the trilogy. And I have to say, I can’t wait for the movie!
The 5th Wave is the first book in a young adult dystopian trilogy by Rick Yancey. It tells the crazy story of 5 waves that hit the earth, each one more terrifying and different than the last. I’ll tell you snippets of each of the first four waves, but the 5th one is something you will have to read the book to experience. (click the spoiler to read teasers of each of the waves- I don’t really give much away though so it should be pretty safe to read even if you have not yet read the book.) View Spoiler » There is a lot going on all at once in the 5th wave. But I have to say Rick Yancey does a terrific job dealing with the chaos and still making it easy for the reader to follow the story.
Cassie and Evan, the two main characters were great. Cassie’s narrative was unique and completely fit with the choas of the story all around her. And Evan, well I just have to know what is going to happen with him in the next book. The author leaves you hanging at the end of this book, but like I pointed out earlier you have the movie and second book to tide you over. Fans of young adult Dystopian and of thriller books with a darker edge to them need to read The 5th Wave series. I am kicking myself that it took me this long to read them.
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