Review for The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
ONE SENTENCE REVIEW: Definitely worth it because it’s absolutely amazing, but if you aren’t into apocalypses/aliens or a small side of cheesy-ness, it’s not for you.
WARNING: THIRD BOOK COMES OUT IN MAY 2016, IF YOU DON’T READ UNFINISHED SERIES, THEN WAIT BUT DON’T FORGET!!!
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Characters: **** (4.5/5)
Plot: *** (3.5/5)
Writing Quality: ***** (4.5/5)
Amazon Rating: **** (4.3/5)
Summary: The alien invasion happens in five waves. The first wave: only darkness remains. The second wave: only the lucky escape. The third wave: only the unlucky survive. The fourth wave: only one rule applies, trust no one. The fifth wave has begun: The Others are killing the surviving humans. Cassie sticks to her belief that to stay alone is to stay alive, until Evan Walker shows up. He is mysterious and beguiling, and may be hiding some secrets--but he may be the only way to get her brother back. Cassie must choose between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.
Review: Right off the bat the vague yet bold opening pulls you in and doesn’t let go. I was taken on a wild ride that left me shaken...and waiting longingly for the third book (of course, if you are reading this review and the third book is already out, well, you won’t have the same problem). The book is fast-paced and emotionally thrilling; you won’t be able to put it down. Each character has a unique backstory and interesting personality, contrasting beautifully. Nobody can be perfect, but these characters come pretty damn close. The only criticism I have is that there are some scenarios that are unrealistic and/or predictable. The plot twists weren’t that surprising; this didn’t necessarily take away from the plot, but it didn’t add any favorable elements either. Overall The 5th Wave is a must-read that you will never forget.
Recommendations: Divergent Series by Veronica Roth; Legend Series by Marie Lu; The Maze Runner Series by James Dashner; The Mortality Doctrine Series by James Dashner; The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare; The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare; The Thirteenth Reality by James Dashner