How do you rid the Earth of seven billion humans? Rid the humans of their humanity.
Surviving the first four waves was nearly impossible. Now Cassie Sullivan finds herself in a new world, a world in which the fundamental trust that binds us together is gone. As the 5th Wave rolls across the landscape, Cassie, Ben, and Ringer are forced to confront the Others’ ultimate goal: the extermination of the human race.
Cassie and her friends haven’t seen the depths to which the Others will sink, nor have the Others seen the heights to which humanity will rise, in the ultimate battle between life and death, hope and despair, love and hate
Let me start by saying that the end to The 5th Wave nearly killed me, and if you read it then you know why, but if you haven’t then I’m not sure you should read this cause while I won’t be spoiling this book I may spoil The 5th Wave. So, go read and come back later.
Yes, The 5th Wave left me in tears and cursing Mr. Yancey for putting my poor Evan Walker in the middle of a blast zone and making dear Cassie Sullivan watch it all go down. Gut wrenching! The ending of The Infinite Sea didn’t leave me with quite the same empty pit feeling, however I was crying and I proceeded to hug my book for a solid five minutes because I was filled with some serious emotions.
I was really worried when I started the book because it starts off in Ringer POV. I don’t like Ringer, or rather I should now say I didn’t like Ringer. Yes book 2 does give you a lot more Ringer and it did make me appreciate her a lot more. The book has a ton of info. There’s some character building for Ringer, and some for Poundcake, but for the most part it’s info and planning. Evan Walker is a silencer, Cassie’s silencer, and in The 5th Wave he reveals to Cassie just what that 5th wave is. So now our fave band of misfit kids complete with skills, guns, and bear have to find a way to stop it, or at the very least survive it.
We see just how twisted the invaders can be when they send a child rigged with a bomb lodged into her esophagus into the arms of Cassie and Zombie, and we even meet a new important silencer, but probably the most important info we can pull away from The Infinite Sea is why the aliens are here, how they’re doing what they’re doing, and also why. Who knows if at this point what we’re getting is the truth, they can’t really be trusted can they? But this book has set up something epic and while it wasn’t quite as amazing as book 1 I have a feeling book 3 is going to be to die for. I’m so excited. The one bad thing about reading series as they are released is the waiting. This is why we all need our own personal Tardis. Agreed?
If you read The 5th Wave you know you have to read this sequel. Don’t you wanna know what happened to Evan? I give this book 5 stars because this series is amazing and I know all three together are going to make something beautiful.
P.S. I also learned last week that Rick Yancey is a delightful human being and I wish he was my Dad. That is all. 5 STARS!