Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The 5th Wave

The 5th Wave
by Rick Yancey [YA Yancey]

The Others have come to Earth and at the dawn of their 5th Wave humanity is in shambles. Cassie is alone, doing what she must to survive. Staying alone is her best option because you can't know who is human and who is Other. Then Cassie meets Evan and she must make her decision to trust or surrender, because Evan is the only one who can help Cassie rescue her brother and herself. Yancey does well at creating palpable tension that had me eagerly turning pages to find out what happened next. I can already see a blockbuster movie being made based on this book and I would gladly be the first in line to see it. This is not only an incredible action story, but Yancey's writing is impeccable. I did have a few issues with the way the story was laid out and thought the twists could have been more surprising, my issues were incomprehensible however in comparison to my vast enjoyment. I eagerly await the sequel and in the meantime will make do (happily) with Yancey's other works, starting with his Monstrumologist series. -- recommended by Wyatt P. - Gere Branch Library

[ official 5th Wave page on the official Rick Yancey web site ]

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