Apr 23, 2013
Title: The 5th Wave
Author: Rick Yancey
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile / Razorbill
Release Date: May 7th, 2013
Source: From publisher for review
The Passage meets Ender’s Game in an epic new series from award-winning author 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, 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.
We knew they would come, and now, they‘re here… The 1st wave was that of darkness… The 2nd brought about floods and hurricanes… The 3rd, pestilence… and the 4th, silencers with a mission to deceive and exterminate all who remain… With each new wave brings total chaos and destruction on earth; the human population having been reduced to a mere fraction. Families are torn apart, and no one is safe… No matter how far you run, they will find you… With humanity at the brink of extinction, the survivors must live in fear, on the run, alone, and awaiting the terrors that lie within the next wave… The 5th wave…
This novel is written with flawless transitions between four alternating perspectives. Each narrative voice is clearly distinctive, with characters that are relatable and engaging throughout the entire novel. The underlying message of clutching onto every last bit of hope in moments of great despair would have to be my favorite aspect of The 5th Wave. I also appreciate that all secondary characters play just as much of an important role in a plot that has so much emotional depth.
Award winning and critically acclaimed author, Rick Yancey’s The 5th Wave will have readers captivated and at the edge of their seats in this fast-paced, action-packed novel. The 5th Wave is heart-wrenching, addictive, and definitely lives up to all the hype. I’m undoubtedly looking forward to reading the next installment in this incredible series.
I wholeheartedly recommend The 5th Wave to those who enjoy post-apocalyptic and dystopian novels.
Must Read! Highly Recommended!
**Please Note: This review is my honest opinion and I received no monetary compensation from it.**
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The 1st Wave:
The 2nd Wave:
The 4th Wave:
THEY ARE COMING FOR US. ALL OF US.
THE 1st WAVE: Lights Out THE 2nd WAVE: Surf’s Up
THE 3rd WAVE: Pestilence THE 4th WAVE: Silencer
The 5th Wave Survival Kit:
|Received from Razorbill