Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: May 7th, 2013
Source: Personal Copy
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Rick Yancy's, The 5th Wave, was a wonderfully creative book transporting you to very real life senarios in his fictitious post-apocalyptic world. I hope to hell and back the events (or any even remotely similar) will stay fictitious because I do not ever want to go through the trials his characters face.
The title, The 5th Wave, gives you a pretty big hint of the point in time you start the novel but of course with this being a big alien attack and all, 5th wave means the humans have been bested a total of four times already and now it time for round number five. It is like a big game of Russian Roulettte pitting humans verses aliens but that would be to fair so imagine aliens being immune to bullets or better yet, bullets are an important part of their nutrition. Okay back on topic, main character Cassie has been incredibly lucky, or unlucky depending on how you look at it, to have survived the first four waves with her dad and little brother along side her. Between the fourth and five wave she loses them but she might have a chance at getting her brother back, she promised she would come for him, promises are all she has left. In searching for her little brother Cassie is faced with uncomfortable truths and unfathomable betrayals.
The 5th Wave was very enjoyable but I must warn that it does start out a bit slow, which helps to convey Cassie's new reality, stick with it and you will be glad you did.