The 1st Wave took out half a million people.
The 2nd Wave put that number to shame.
The 3rd Wave lasted a little longer. Twelve weeks . . . Four billion dead.
In the 4th Wave you can't trust that people are still people.
And the 5th Wave? No one knows. But it's coming.
On a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs.
Runs from the beings that only look human, who have scattered Earth's last survivors.
To stay alone is to stay alive, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan may be her only hope.
Now Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death.
"The 5th Wave" is a brilliant novel with a great plotline and interesting, engaging characters.
I found it really interesting that aside from your regular chapters, Yancey divided up the novel into thirteem sections, varying in length, which represent a different point of view. Some points of views are repeated, such as Cassie and “Zombie”‘s, but I find the idea to be quite ingenious. In the midst of the apocalypse, it is great to know what’s going on simultaneously at different locations. Sammy’s point of view broke my heart, especially when “Nugget” was introduced to “Zombie”.
I loved Cassie from the get-go. She is not only the first dystopian heroine to actually actually stock up on tampons (that I have read), but she loves books and comes from a family of book lovers. Also, she is totally kick-ass while remaining completely human in her flaws and mistakes.
Ringer was also kick-ass awesome, and rather intelligent. Indeed, I believe it was her (or was it Zombie?) that figured out what the 5th Wave was. Zombie’s quest to make Ringer smile was absolutely adorable…
Evan. I loved him, but initially I was incredibly skeptical of him – particularly after we see inside the head of the Silencer. He was seemingly too good to be true, and yet… He saved Cassie and I truly believe that he loves her and is willing to die for her. As for his biology… Who cares? It’s choices that form a person, not where they come from. Evan is a brilliant character and I loved him – especially how he dealt with situations.
I hated Vosh with a passion – still do, really. When he appeared a second time with Camp Haven I was incredibly suspicious. Everything seemed to fall into place but then he confused me with his talk of breaking points and started to convince me that he really was for humanity. Perhaps that was merely my wishful thinking coming into play. Either way, Vosh = Bad.
I highly recommend The 5th Wave to all those interested in a brilliant dystopian, sci-fi, apocalyptic, action packed, romantic novel. - Melissa (QBD)
For lovers of Hunger Games and Maze Runner this book is perfect.
Trust me, you will not guess the ending of this one; it is compelling and completely unpredictable!
Cassie is completely alone in a world infested with aliens. There are only a small number of human beings alive, but Cassie knows that not one of them can be trusted. When humanity is stripped away, is survival worth it?
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