THE 5TH WAVE (The Fifth Wave, #1)
BY: Rick Yancey
PUBLISHED: May 7, 2013 by Putnam Juvenile
GENRES: YA • Science Fiction • Apocalyptic • Aliens • Survival • Mild Romance • Dystopian • Psychological Mystery
Technically 4.7 rounded to 5
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.
Mind blown. Thoughts shattered. Epic.
Need to get my head screwed on straight as it was incredibly complex and distorted.
The Minions rejoice... (Sorry... had to bring them out for something this good.)
This was so freaking good that I stayed up till 1:45am to finish it. It sucked me in like a supermassive black hole and devoured me whole. I had two pet peeves with the book. The main one being the last two pages. But other than that it was a well crafted book that had so many twists, turns and upside down moments you felt you were strapped to a NASA test chair on the highest setting.
Yancey did a masterful job of making you think about what could REALLY happen. There is no sugar coating, no Kumbaya moments. It's raw. It's real. It's bitter. It is everything you could hope for in a book (except for my other pet peeve... the romance aspect.)
And no, I am not getting paid for this review, it was JUST. THAT. GOOD.
More review to come.