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The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey


The 5th Wave is the first book in a young adult, science fiction trilogy. Sixteen-year-old Cassie Sullivan lives through an alien invasion, and has to survive while also trying to find her five-year-old brother, Sammy. There’s also another POV by a guy nicknamed Zombie, but telling anything other than that spoils parts of the book.

This is the type of book that even though the world is basically ending, and they have to fight to survive, romance takes over almost everything. It has a little case of insta-love in it, and I found the guy creepy. He never listened to her when she said no, and she would only fight before he kissed her. She never complained afterward. She seemed perfectly fine with him ignoring her wishes because he was handsome.

The aliens, the Others as the book calls them, were interesting, but ultimately disappointing. I don’t want to spoil anything, but at the end their plan with the 5th wave didn’t make sense to me. Not with how the Others were described to be like, and their actions before that.

I gave this book three stars. I don’t plan on reading the other books in the series, or watching the movie that was made. I can see why other people love this book, but it just wasn’t for me.


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