Saturday, January 10, 2015

Book Review: The 5th Wave

Hey guys! I finished The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey recently so I figured I would review it for you! I loved this book so much and it was probably one of my favorite books of the year!

The book follows Cassie as she survives an alien invasion and the first four waves the aliens send down to the humans. The first wave was "lights out", the second was "surf's up", the third "pestilence", and the fourth "silencer" (I took that from the book by the way... I'm not that creative with naming/describing things). As she, her father, and her brother, Sammy, try to live through the tough times after losing their mother (or wife in the dad's case) in the third wave, they stumble upon a camp where they meet fellow survivors. Eventually, Cassie meets Evan Walker and goes on a journey with him. Meanwhile, the book also follows Ben Parish (Cassie's crush who doesn't know she exists) and Sammy as they end up in the same camp when Sammy leaves Cassie and their dad. Ben is sort of like a mentor for Sammy and always takes care of him. In an interesting turn of events which I cannot talk about without many spoilers, all of them meet and chaos ensues. The book rotates between different points of view: Cassie, Sammy, Ben, and Evan.

The 5th Wave started off slow, I'm not going to lie. But then at the end of the first section it picked up and was amazing! I had to restrain myself from reading too much at one time because I wanted it to last! I felt like I could really relate to Cassie because she was just a normal, seemingly boring teenager. You could really put yourself in her position and think about what you would do in certain situations and how you would handle everything going on. It had the perfect amount of suspense and it even had a little romance thrown in there. I normally don't gravitate toward science fiction books, but this one was great because it wasn't so out there that it was like you were learning about a whole other world. Towards the middle/end of the book, everything keeps you guessing and you cannot put down the book! Summed up in 3 words The 5th Wave is suspenseful, incredible, and thought-provoking.

So apparently there is going to be a movie!!! From what I've read online, it will star Chloƫ Grace Moretz. She's going to be the perfect Cassie! Ahhh! Can't wait for 2016! There is also a second book called The Infinite Sea which I cannot wait to get my hands on!

This book really got me thinking about how our world today would cope with such events. Who would survive? How would we live without wifi? What would happen?!? Questions that will hopefully always remain unanswered!

You can buy it here from Barnes and Noble.

Have you read this book? I'd love to know!!!

And lastly, a parting thought from the back of the book...

Au Revoir!


  1. This sounds like such a good novel, I like sci-fi so I may have to give this a go! :)

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