Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The 5th Wave - Rick Yancey

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, just 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 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.


Full of suspense and survival The 5th Wave is an excellent start to the series.
What turned me onto this book was the book trailers that were released, I believe there were four or five of them and at first I didn't even know they were for a book, but they intrigued me. I kept watching them. Then as soon as this book came out I snatched up a copy.
I didn't put it down for two days, not until I finished reading it. Though the ending did seem to just stop, which disappointed me as soon as I found out that this is just a book 1, I can't wait for more.
It's a tale of survival, and trust, and well, aliens. And who doesn't love a good alien invasion book? I certainly do.
Cassie is written with such accuracy as a teenager girl that I had to look it up and make sure the author was a guy. I found her perspective even better than the male perspectives in the novel. There were a few times however, that I did have to reread a few parts when Cassie is thinking about the past.
Overall, I great read. I recommend it. 

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