Christmas Awards 2011

Sunday, 25 August 2013

The 5th Wave

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Publisher: Putnam

May 2013

ISBN: 978-0-399-16241-1

Pages: 457

Futuristic, Ohio

The 1st Wave leaves the world in darkness.

The 2nd Wave the lucky ones survive.

The 3rd Wave the unlucky are the survivors.

The 4th Wave makes sure you trust no one.

Now the 5th Wave is starting.

Cassie is all about survival even if that survival means running from them. The ones that look like humans but aren’t.  The ones that roam around killing everyone they see.  The ones that have made sure that Earth’s last survivors are scattered everywhere.  Cassie knows the way to stay alive is to stay by herself.  Until the day she meets Evan Walker.  Evan is the only chance Cassie has of saving her brother but can she trust him?  He is also her only chance at saving herself. Cassie now is going to have to decide to trust or not.  She will also have to choose between defiance and surrender and between life and death.  So far Cassie has chosen to fight but now she has to decide if she is going to continue to fight or to give up. 

This is a great story about the resiliency of human nature and our will to survive.  This story has a lot of action and some really good twists to it.  It is sure to keep readers on the edge of their seats and turning the pages just to see where this one will go.  It will also keep the reader guessing just whose side each character is on and who is who and just what are they fighting and for.  This is the first in a trilogy that will have reader mourning how long it will be before the next one comes out.  It will also have them eagerly awaiting the next release too.  The plot in this one moves along very well and is sure to pull readers into this new world.  The story is also done in first POV so while some might find this not to their taste if they try it they will not be disappointed in the least.  It helps readers really get into the minds of the characters and help understand why they react the way they do. This one not to miss.

I give this one 5 red roses

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