Tuesday, October 8, 2013

The 5th Wave (The Fifth Wave #1) by Rick Yancey

Title: The 5th Wave (The Fifth Wave #1)
Author: Rick Yancey
Pages: 480
Publisher: Razorbill/Putnam Juvenile
Source: Razorbill Canada (ARC)
Release Date: May 7, 2013

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Summary: (Goodreads)

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.


Now this is the perfect book that will grab your attention! In this amazing novel by Rick Yancey, this book will either shock you or make you want to have the next book in your hands. When I got to read an advance copy of this book I was so excited because I heard amazing things about this book. It had everything I loved: Science Fiction, Romance, and Action. Rick Yancey really know how to grab your attention with his characters and plot. This is a book you MUST Buy!! 

In The 5th Wave Aliens have invaded earth and has left only 3% of the population left. One of the lucky ones was sixteen year old Cassie. She went through all Four Waves and is trying to stay alive. The one thing Cassie goes on is the promise to her little brother Sammy to come and find him. Then after an encounter with an assassin, Cassie meets Evan Walker who saves her and helps her regain her health. He is an interesting character himself since he has so many secrets and he could also help Cassie find her little brother. 

These aliens are for sure the most destructive and they will definitely catch your attention while reading. All this adrenaline while reading was making me go crazy since I was a bit confused with the many point of views but each one is important because of the things that are beginning to happen during the book. Cassie is a really tough character who many can identify with from the beginning. When she meets Evan, a lot of interesting things happen and you couldn't help falling in love with him since he can be so lovable. Evan is another strong character who is strong and shy but dont under estimate him since he does have secrets of his own. 

The secondary characters also make an impression since we follow Sammy (Cassie's little brother) and also a leader where Sammy is being held. These characters have a lot to say since they go through a lot of training and many other things. Poor Sammy. I really did like the ending since it left you wonder what is going to happen after so much has been revealed. 

Rick Yancey knows how to grab your attention with this high thriller and making us wonder what will happen next. This book was exciting and flawless. It was one rollercoaster ride that I never wanted to get off since all the twists and turns have you on the edge of your seats. To even wonder what was going on I had to re-read some parts because I did not believe this was happening. I need the next book immediately!! 2014 hurry !! 


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