Saturday, August 17, 2013

Book Review: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

The 5th Wave (The 5th Wave, #1)The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was completely immersed into this book. A book with my favorite genre, dystopia, end of the world and so on. In this book, there was an alien invasion and humanity has been decimated. There are maybe a few hundred thousand left, maybe less. Among them is Cassie, a character so well written, so complex and real it was easy to imagine her in my mind and giver her form. Cassie is a survivor and she knows that to stay alive is to stay alone, because you can't trust anyone. You can't trust the alien that looks like you. And that is the cruel part of the invasion in this world. That you can't even trust the survivors and so you stand alone. But, what happens when you need another to survive?

I won't talk more about the plot of this book. I don't want to give anything away. Suffice is to say that an alien invasion decimated the world and we have a cast of characters trying to survive.

The author changes the point of view (at the worst critical cliffhanger times!) between the characters to explore this world a bit more fully. Throughout the book I felt as if I could not trust anything I was reading. And so, the author succeeded in putting me in Cassie's frame of mind. Don't trust anyone cause they may be the Others. Wow. What a great device, and skill. Takes you right into the characters mind and makes you feel the same.

The book blew me away and I could not stop reading.


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