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.
I first heard about The 5th Wave over at Giselle’s blog Xpresso Reads (read her review here). She loved it so much that I pre-ordered it that same day. It was a mission. I was reading that book ASAP no matter what! And I did. As soon as I read the first sentence I was hooked! I couldn’t put the book down. It started out with a lot of things happening and I thought I would be lost, but I wasn’t. Yancey’s writing is amazing and beautiful. The book changes POVs, and it goes back and forth in time, and it’s done beautifully. I was so into this book that I didn’t care about the time jumps. Also, everything that was written in this book had a purpose, and as the book progressed I found myself saying “Thanks for the hint 50 pages ago, Yancey.”
The characters were one of the things that made this book a hit for me. Each one of them has such a unique and unforgettable voice, even the secondary characters. Cassie was an extraordinary character. She was strong willed and very focused on her mission, and that made me want to be right there with her. Evan was another part of the book that adored! He was so caring, and you can see how he’s characters changes throughout the book. He’s very dreamy also. I can’t say anything about the secondary characters but in one of the POV changes I had a “what the f***k” moment. I had to backtrack a few pages to see if I missed something. I didn’t miss anything I had just to keep reading and then everything made sense.
The 5th Wave was fast paced, very scary (one of the waves freaked me out!), realistic and touching. I recommend this one to everyone!
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