Rick Yancey is a writer known by many loving fans, he has written books such as The Infinite Sea ( #2 of The 5th Wave ), The Monstrumologist, The Highly Effective Detective and so on. It’s said there might be a movie later on in 2015-2016… Who would know. After the heap of reviews this book has gotten most people LOVE it, maybe love is a bit of a strong word. Maybe it’s more of like, most people like the book and have anticipated the new book ‘The Infinite Sea’ book 2 of this series. Although I haven’t read the second book recently it is said that it isn’t as good as the first book. I was like “Of course it’s not going to be as good as the first.” It is always expected that those types of books are NEVER as good as the first.
Reviews the people have given this book: (From Amazon and Goodreads)
Wow! I was blown away by this story!! I was completely riveted by every single word! My heart raced, and I was on the edge of my seat pretty much the entire time.
If you could buy just one book this year, this one should be at the top of your list.
I don’t get the hype, or why everyone is so incredibly taken by this book. It really doesn’t stand out among the hoards of post-apoc. And the insta-love really turned me off.
Okay, so these reviews are from others who have read the book and there has not been a majority which rules… It’s been more of a 50 50 like and not like. When I read this I was pretty engaged with it, but there was times where it just rambled on about stuff like the instant relationship with Evan and Cassie which is kinda weird. Especially cause he’s part alien or been possessed by one, I wouldn’t know because it’s been a while since I had read the book. Well he looks human but is sent to kill humans which means he’s either alien himself or a traitor… I found this quite confusing… But over all this book was very good!
The explanations of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th wave weren’t very interesting but it told you the story that needed to be told. And parts of the story that HAD to be told… As I said before sometimes it waffled on on what it was actually attempting to explain, some of it was good but was not nescessarily needed.
This book has a good plot over all and has strong characters within it as well as the odd alien. This book would be highly suited to a teenage audience, such as 13 years to 17 or 18 years if such years are interested in reading apocolyptic books like this one.
Some thought this book was going to be the ‘new hungergames’ but all know that it will never match the hungergames trilogy only if Yancey steps up his act on the next few books of this series (If there is going to be more other than The infinite Sea). I actually thought this book was going to be quite like the hungergames because it had some of the hungergames elements such as ‘you can’t really trust anyone’ type of things.
The descriptions of the aliens weren’t that good as most of the time they stayed in that big ship of theirs in the sky watching the remainder of the human race rot from either starvation, disease or death. I was like how in gods name can a sixteen year old girl survive this!? ( I’m pretty sure she was sixteen ) Before the 1st wave she was living a happy normal life with her family and then BANG her parents are killed and Sammy is taken away and all she has left to fight for is what? Some legend that Sammy is still alive? Well of course Sammy is alive but how can she believe he is?
Cassie learnt how to fire a gun and protect herself within the time the waves were going on, then I was thinking ‘Hang on. If there is an alien invasion going on how can you learn that stuff so quickley.’ Then I thought ‘yeah it’s an alien invasion and she would have probably have to have learnt this’. Some bits are nearly un-believable for what a normal sixteen year old girl would do in this instance but I suppose there are aliens on earth here. So it would be implied.
Okay I have given this book a good 🌟🌟🌟🌟 (four stars) because I found this book actually quite interesting other than the few points I have just pointed out above. Why so many negatives you may ask? Well it’s because I just felt like going on a little bit of a rant this fine 1st of Janurary night of 2015 and because well. I felt like it.
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.