Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Book Review (226): The 5th Wave - Rick Yancey.

The 5th Wave (The Fifth Wave #1)

Publication: 8th May 2013
Publisher: Penguin Australia
Pages: 480
Genre:Science Fiction/Dystopian
Age Appropriate: Young Adult
The Passage meets Ender’s Game in an epic new series from award-winning author Rick Yancey.

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...
An exceptionally fantastic read, full of nail-biting tension and action, and would seriously have to be one of the front-runners for book of the year!
What can I say about this book that probably hasn't already been said?
Everybody who has read it knows how good it is, from the fresh and original storyline that will pull you in oblivious to how many hours have passed while you've been sitting there devouring this book, so intriguing, then add in the fantastic characters and you have an outstanding book.
I've never really read an Alien book per-se before, not unless you count Armentrout's Lux series and the irresistable Daemon Black, but that's a romance book this is far from it, yeah there's a tiny bit of romance here that just makes up a smidge of the storyline but mostly it's just Aliens whom have invaded Earth and want to eradicate all humans, no matter what they have to do or pretend to be, the idea of how they plan on getting rid of the remaining humans who were immune to the plague they spread that killed most of the Earth's population is such a great idea, kudos to Yancey for such a great plotline twist.
I really liked the idea of the different character perspectives, this intrigues me especially in a book like this where most of the characters are seperated from each other and we can find out whats happening to each individually instead of having to wait for the lead character Cassie to catch up with everyone and then finding out what has occured in her abscence.
A great heroine to go up against well thought out, but evil enemies, Cassie will fight to take back what is our's, our planet!
I very much look forward to the next book, I need to know what happened to Evan, I will also definitely be in line to buy a ticket once this movie is released.
Highly recommended, believe the hype!
I give this a huge 5/5 Stars.

A big thanks to Tina @ Penguin Australia for this review copy.

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