Review: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

16101128The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Published May 7th 2013

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.

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I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book book but I actually really enjoyed it.
I thought the concept of was really well thought out and I liked the characters but they weren’t really different from dozens of other characters that I’ve read about. I thought the first quarter of the book was really exciting and awesome but the middle did drag a bit for me. I thought it ended on a high note though. I think why I liked this book so much was because it was really entertaining. I wasn’t blown away by it but it was fun. It didn’t quite live up to the hype for me but I still liked it.
I already own the second book so I’ll probably pick it up within the next couple of months.

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