The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
The Fifth Wave Book 1
Published May 7, 2013
Source: Destination Elsewhere Giveaway
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.
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey can be described as a mix between the TV show, Revolution, The Host, and The Hunger Games. But even that wouldn't do it justice. The 5th Wave starts out on Earth, following a completely normal sixteen-year-old girl named Cassie (short for Cassiopeia). Then, one day, the Others arrive. After ten days of ignoring all attempts at communication, they shut Earth dawn. Literally. Anything and everything electronic stops working, making planes crash, and cars stop running. But that's not the end of it.
After surviving the first three waves, watching her mother die, and having her little brother, Sammy, taken from her, Cassie is left alone on a journey to find her brother, and ultimately, stop the Others from destroying Earth.
This book made me create a lot of "favorites". My favorite wave was the 3rd Wave, I found it fascinating how the virus the Others created was put into the birds to spread across the country. My favorite narrator was easily Cassie, she was extremely sarcastic, causing comic relief from the situations she was faced with, but she also could be extremely emotional and heart-breaking. I always looked forward to her sections! My favorite character, easily, was Sammy. He was only six (or five, I can't remember. Sorry!), but he was always brave and trusting, in every situation he faced, not matter how terrifying it was. Plus, he was adorable (How can you not be with a nickname like Nugget??)
The romance was very brief and simple, though, however there is room for improvement. I'm hoping for more in the sequel!
I loved The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey! It was action-packed, but also full of tear-jerking moments. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey, was a great novel, but it lacked the romance that the cover flap had promised. Therefore, I give The 5th Wave 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Do you think the next book will be called The 6th Wave?? It would match the theme of the series, but sounds a bit cheesy to me. Have you read The 5th Wave yet? What are your thoughts?