Book Review: The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey

5th WaveBook Review:  The 5th Wave

Aliens overtake the world in four waves initially, but the real tragedy comes with the fifth wave.

Told from alternating points of view this novel is action packed full of characters you will either love or hate (and sometimes it’s a combination of the two). Just as much about the human spirit as it is about aliens. Great for fans of The Host.

On another note, if you haven’t read The Monstrumologist by the same author, and you like horror, it is a must read. Pretty gory but gorgeously written! The vocabulary is amazing!

Two quotes I love.

“You want to compare yourself with an insect, Cassie? If you’re an insect, then you’re a mayfly. Here for a day and then gone. That doesn’t have anything to do with the Others. It’s always been that way. We’re here, and then we’re gone, and it’s not about the time we’re here, but what we do with the time.”

“It’s hopeless. And it’s stupid. It’s suicidal. But love is a weapon they have no answer for. They know how you think, but they can’t know what you feel.”

Recommended Ages: Grades 9 and up
Genre: Science Fiction
Overall Opinion:  Recommended
Source: Book (ARC)

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