In today’s post, I present to you a review that I wrote in 2016. Yes, I kept it as an “emergency” review (a review ready to be posted, in case I was in a reading slump or lazy) for all this time, and because I sucked this year with my reading goals, I thought it is time for it to go public. 😀 At that time, I just started reviewing books for a blog, while learning and looking for my own reviewing style. That is why this review is raw and a little different from what I post now. I hope you will find it acceptable and won’t judge me. 😀
Genre: YA Thriller
Release date: 07 05 2013
Price*: Kindle £2.99 (GBP)/ Paperback £5.16 (GBP)
Kindle $9.99 (USD)/ Paperback $8.79 (USD)
Pages: ~ 496
My rating: 10/10
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What I learned from this book: Survival is a basic human instinct.
Description of the book: 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.
How this book made me feel: This is the first book in the series. A teenage Cassie was living a normal life with her mom, dad and her little brother Sammy until the alien spaceship showed up above Earth. The waves start hitting the Earth and Cassie’s life turns upside down. She gets separated from her little brother Sammy and makes him a promise that she will find him. Along the way to find Sammy she meets this perfect man, Evan Walker but is he really so perfect, or is he hiding something? Will Cassie find Sammy? What else she will find along the way? Oh, You will have to read it to figure that out. :p
If you read “Divergent” or “Maze runner” you will definitely enjoy this book as well. The main character – Cassie is a very strong and ambitious teenager and hardly takes NO for an answer. Her main focus in this book was Sammy, which I found sometimes quite annoying. Yes, I understood that Sammy is your priority but why do you need to remind me that in every second page? :S Other characters are really strong and interesting as well. If there would be team Ben (another boy Cassie fancies) and team Evan I would definitely be in the second one. I found his character very mysterious, charming and would’ve liked to read more about things from his perspective.
The plot of this book is really catching. It is very fast-paced and has lots of action going on in there. I really enjoyed the way the book was written, giving the view of the story from different angles. One chapter talks about what Cassie is up to, another chapter tells you what’s going on in the camp. I really enjoyed that characters had their say in the book and it wasn’t just a one-way story. It is really easy to read this book, it sucks you in and keeps you in the world of aliens and doubt. To conclude, this is a great book if you are a Young Adult series fan, it is filled with action and teenage romance, surrounded with love for the family and grief. I hope you will give this series a go and will enjoy it as much as I did. 🙂
Thank You for Your time! ❤
About the author: Rick Yancey (www.rickyancey.com) is the author of the “New York Times” bestseller”The 5th Wave,” “The Infinite Sea,” several adult novels, and the memoir “Confessions of a Tax Collector.” His first young-adult novel, “The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp,” was a finalist for the Carnegie Medal. In 2010, his novel, “The Monstrumologist,” received a Michael L. Printz Honor, and the sequel, “The Curse of the Wendigo,” was a finalist for the “Los Angeles Times” Book Prize. When he isn’t writing or thinking about writing or travelling the country talking about writing, Rick is hanging out with his family.
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