Author: Rick Yancey
Genre: Young Adult, Post-Apocalyptic
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The Passage meets Ender’s Game in an epic new series from award-winning author Rick Yancey.Review by Nara
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.
A book discussion is a review where any aspect of the book can be talked about. Therefore, there are spoilers. Seriously, only read the spoiler section if you've only read the book, there are MAJOR spoilers there.
Personally, I found that The 5th Wave was an interesting read, but wouldn't call it one of my favourites. There was so much hype about these books, and book trailers, and teaser quotes and what not- and I found that The 5th Wave was indeed really good. Just not as good as I had hoped. (It was still really good. Don't get me wrong there.)
Basically, in the book, we have this badass, jaded (although not by choice) teen who is on the run from Them (i.e. the aliens). Cassie has been separated from her brother and is trying to find/rescue him. Random guy turns up (Evan) and lo and behold he's hormonal and therefore willing to help her.
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The 5th Wave was quite well written, and there was definitely enough action and adventure to keep the ball of interest rolling. I would recommend it to people who want a fairly unique post-apocalyptic read.
Really liked it