28 August 2015

Review: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Reviewer: Kayla
Author: Rick Yancey
Pages: 457
Format: Hardcover
My Rating: 8.5/10

Summary (thanks, Goodreads):
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.

My Thoughts:
Okay, where do I even begin with this book?

First of all, the plot and the storyline reminded me of a zombie apocalypse meets The Host. I'm usually not into the alien thing, but this totally made it work and it was worth it! It was so creative and well-thought out and this apocalyptic world literally gave me goosebumps! I had no trouble picturing what it looked like and I got so enveloped in the story, I would come out of it momentarily confused and in a haze. The writing was impeccable and I loved how the characters' relationships to each other.

Speaking of characters, I don't think there was one character I didn't like, besides Vosche, but I mean you're supposed to hate him. I absolutely adored Cassie cause she was so kick-butt and so tough but at the same time still such a sassy teenage girl dealing with teenage girl things. And Ben, I loved Ben. I loved hearing his story and that character development though! At the beginning of his POV I wasn't sure what I was going to think of his character, but his drive and determination really made me root for him the whole way. And Sammy! Aw he's so adorable, he basically had everyone in this entire book going after him and saving him. Epitome of innocence. Also Evan. DAMN. Literally the only words I said after I shut the book were "WHAT ABOUT EVAN?!?!?!"

The only criticism I could think of through this book was the instalove. Oh yes, the instalove. We all know how we feel about the instalove. Though maybe they had been together for months and stuff, which I think they were, but still. It happened to quick for my taste. I honestly don't know who I love more, Evan or Ben. Like they would be such a lethal dream team. There was so much action and adventure and drama and the end had me hanging on by a thread

Final Thoughts:
This book was quite something I enjoyed, and I'm so excited to see the direction this storyline takes!


  1. Agree on the instalove part.

    1. I know. It's an overused trope that admittedly does make the story more dramatic, but should be reduced greatly

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  3. The ending certainly leaves the author open to make this a series, and I'd love to find out what happens next.


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