Thursday, June 20, 2013

The 5th Wave- Rick Yancey

Title: The 5th Wave
Author: Rick Yancey
Source: Borrowed from the library
Series: Yes
Rating: 4/5

Goodreads Summary:

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.

1st wave: Only darkness remains
2nd wave: Only the lucky escape
3rd wave: Only the unlucky survive
4th wave: Trust none

This was my first Rick Yancey book so I was pretty nervous but this book did not disappoint me.  This book has a ton of hype surrounding it which turned me away from it in the beginning but seeing a lot of great reviews made me take a chance on it. 

The point of view starts with Cassie but as the book continues on we start to see the world from different points of view. I liked Cassie in the beginning but after she meets Evan she started to be a little too trusting. She was weary of him and was questioning everything which seemed realistic to me but then the walls around her fall down she starts trusting everyone a little too much. 

The plot was fabulous, An alien invasion causes the world to be hit in waves, and the people who are left are trying to figure out what is going on and who they can trust since none is who them seem to be. This book was hard core, the world building was spectacular. The big issue I had this book was the ending, it felt a little too clean cut for the story. The book is a slow start, there is a lot of world building then things start to happen and the story picks up then the ending seemed a little abrupt. The ending with Cassie really bothered me which I do not want to give anything away but if you felt the same way leave a comment below so we can discuss it or if you disagree let me know.

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