Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Publication date: September 2014
Series: The 5th Wave, Book 2
How do you rid the Earth of seven billion humans? Rid the humans of their humanity.Things I Liked:
Surviving the first four waves was nearly impossible. Now Cassie Sullivan finds herself in a new world, a world in which the fundamental trust that binds us together is gone. As the 5th Wave rolls across the landscape, Cassie, Ben, and Ringer are forced to confront the Others’ ultimate goal: the extermination of the human race.
Cassie and her friends haven’t seen the depths to which the Others will sink, nor have the Others seen the heights to which humanity will rise, in the ultimate battle between life and death, hope and despair, love and hate.
I enjoyed seeing more about why the aliens invaded, more fast-paced action, and loads of interesting twists and turns that I did not expect. This is definitely an edge-of-your-seat kind of read - give yourself the time you need to just finish it already.
Things I Didn't Like:
I did not enjoy it nearly as much as the first. I'm not entirely sure why, can't seem to put my finger on it, but it did seem a lot less clear to me. It was more confusing with all the hints and vague reasons why the aliens might have come. I still don't know and I'm not sure if I should have figured it out or not. It was also super violent and sometimes left me feeling a bit ill, but very much a readable action flick kind of book.
Start with The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
Reminds me of the Partials series by Dan Wells
BOOK CONTENT RATINGS:
some, not too overwhelming
a little bit of implied stuff, not on page
sometimes to the point of making me sick
Overall rating: ***
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