Title: The 5th Wave
Author: Rick Yancey
Series: The 5th Wave #1
Synopsis: “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.”
Review: I grabbed this novel on a whim. When I bought it the movie was coming out soon. Well, I brought it home and added it to my TBR pile. I haven’t seen the movie yet because I wanted to read the book first, but never seemed to get around to reading it. Well now I’ve read it, and I’m very sorry that I didn’t read it sooner. I still haven’t seen the movie, but you guys know that I would rather read than watch tv or movies most of the time.
The 5th Wave is a fun alien invasion YA novel. There’s a little bit of teenage angst, but you have to expect that in any YA novel, and honestly this one is not as bad as some others I’ve read. I like Cassie, and I found myself getting emotionally involved in her search for her brother, and her struggle over whom to trust. This novel made me laugh, it made me cry, and it made me chew on my lips (a disgusting nervous habit I know). I love novels about alien invasion, and if you love them too you should check out The 5th Wave.
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
If you like this book you may want to read:
Orleans by Sherri L. Smith
Monument 14 (Monument 14 #1) by Emmy Laybourne
Life As We Knew It (Last Survivors #1) by Susan Beth Pfeffer (Check out BookGirlR’s review here)