Review: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

May 21, 2013 4 flames 0


The 5th Wave
Series: The Fifth Wave #1
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.


Have you ever read a book that completely threw you a curve ball?  I am talking about one that you weren’t too sure about, but in the end you fell in love with?  The 5th Wave ended up being one of those books for me.  It came out of left field starting with low expectations.  I figured that it was just going to be another dystopian read that is trying too hard.  What I received in the end was a home run of a book that left my heart sliding back into place after the excitement finally wore off.

The first half of this book was a little slow for me with a few hiccups.  It would start to take off, then it would be bogged down with wording and world building.  If you find yourself reading this book and not pushing past this first half, then you will miss an amazing last half of the book.  Once I got over that long wave of slow, it took off and I couldn’t wait to see what would happen.

This is part of series, so be prepared to have some questions unanswered and with a bit of an ending that will leave you craving the second book.  While I have never read anything by author Rick Yancey before, I will definitely be clicking on the pre-order link for book two!




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