The 5th Wave Review

Hey guys and today I’m here to review The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey, a book about aliens, apocalypse and death…

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. – summery

I would recommend this book for fans of the SCI-FI or apocalyptic genres. This book has had so much hype surrounding it since the day it came out and I just feel like it didn’t live up to my expectations.

Things I Liked
I really liked Ben and Sammy’s characters! If something else was annoying me, Ben and Sammy’s characters reminded me why I kept persevering! I also thought that Ben’s story line was 10x more interesting than Cassie’s which can be seen as a good or bad thing, but it meant that I was always super excited for his chapters! I also really liked the action. And while it took a little while for me to get to a good action scene, when I did get to a good action scene, the action was very fast-paced and excited!

Things I Didn’t Like
One thing I didn’t like as much was the switching POVs; they just got confusing. Rick Yancey wouldn’t tell you whose POV something was from, so when he introduced a new character, I got confused. Another thing is, Cassie. I feel like a lot of people love Cassie, but me… not so much. I really wanted to like her, but she was just boring and I didn’t care. This leads me to my next point, Evan. I didn’t ship Cassie and Evan for most of the book because I felt he was hiding something and I couldn’t trust him until I figured out if he actually was hiding something. But I did ship them eventually so… :)

Overall, even though it took me a while to get into it, I did end up enjoying The 5th Wave enough to recommend it to fans of the SCI-FI and Apocalyptic genres!

            Have you read The 5th Wave? What did you think of it?



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