Review, Young Adult

The 5th Wave | Rick Yancey

Publisher: Penguin Books
Published: 07/05/2013
Genre: Young Adult.
Series: The 5thWave #1
Format: Paperback
Pages: 460
Rating: ★★★★☆

Synopsis (Goodreads)
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. 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, until Cassie meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan may be her only hope for rescuing her brother and even saving herself. Now she must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up. Cassie Sullivan gets up.

-raises hands in defence- Okay… I know it has taken me forever to get around to starting this series but I finally did it. Especially when I picked it up in September 2015 and then completely forgot about it. But, with the film’s release in January, I finally decided to pick it back up again and finish it.

Once I had finally got back into the flow of the story, I really enjoyed it. I loved the way that it was written and, even though I found it to be slow to start off with, I was soon deep in Cassie’s world and fighting with her to survive and to get Sammy back.

While I like Evan’s character, I was not the biggest fan of how… infatuated he seemed to be with Cassie at the start – And I had the feeling that there was something off about him from when we met him, I just was not expecting it to be that.

The ending got my heart racing and I found that I was desperate to get started on The Infinite Sea just so that I could find out what happened to all of the characters that I had grown to love.


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