- Title: The Infinite Sea
- Author: Rick Yancey
- Series: The 5th Wave
- Year Published: 2014
- Page Count: 300
- Goodreads: Here
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Back to the end of the world of The 5th Wave. In The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey, we continue on where we left off bringing back characters: Cassie, Ben, and Ringer in this post-apocalyptic world. The book brings the suspense and the thrillers of the book along with the science fiction areas along. Cassie must protect her brother while being forced to tag along with Ben and his friends after escaping Safe Haven. Cassie also must deal with the loss of Ethan. The Infinite Sea also focuses on the other main character Ringer when she goes on a mission on her own but turns for the worse when she is captured by the enemy. Throughout the story, the characters must do what they can to survive and confront their past. But also the character must deal with the truths that are behind the attack on humanity but The Others.
I was really excited to find out what happens next and see where the story leads me. The book kept the suspense and action that the first book had. I also enjoyed seeing my favorite characters in the book and getting to learn more about the other side characters from the first book. The Infinite Sea also has more plot twists and secrets that know how to get you guess without throwing everything at you at once. What I also liked is learning more about Ringers past and how she became Ringer we all know. Though the one thing I didn’t like was the way the book was structured. I wish that since the book is split into sections I wish they would let us know which character’s point of view it is. It took me awhile to figure which character I am reading about.
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How scary is it when aliens attack Earth? What’s most scary is aliens that can look like us, humans? That is a scary thought. A great series for those that are interested in the post-apocalyptic type of series that involve aliens attacking Earth I have a great book that you might enjoy. This weeks book is called The 5th Wave: The First Book of the 5th Wave Series by Rick Yancey. This book came out two years ago but I finally picked it up after learning that the movie is coming out. It was one of those books that sat on my TBR(To Be Read) shelf for ages.
- Title: The 5th
- Author: Rick Yancey
- Year Published: 2013
- Page Count: 480
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- Goodreads: Here
The 5th Wave takes place after the aliens attack Earth. The alien in this story attack in different stages knows as waves. The first attack they shut down electricity and power. the second wave involves natural disasters happening all over the place. Think of The Day After Tomorrow movie. The third wave is disease than the fourth wave is that they are among everyone. The story is centered around a girl named Cassie who is stuck in this world and has lost everything. She lost her mom and her father during the third and fourth waves and her brother was taken to a camp called Camp Haven. Cassie is left alone with alone her backpack and her rifle. She goes on a journey to go save her brother but at the sometimes trying to not get killed.
During Cassie’s journey, she meets a boy named Evan Walker who saves her from a shooter. They become friends and he tries to keep her safe. Later Cassie soon learns that Evan himself is not what he seems and has a dark secret in his past that might threaten the friendship. Cassie soon finds herself stuck in a war of who to trust.
The story also shifts point of views and also centers around another character whose name is Zombie who wakes up in a hospital. He gets put into training boot camp to train to be a soldier. These soldiers are the only hope to saving human kind. Zombie also becomes friends with unique characters alongside a boy that is six years old. Zombie must train to service but finds a deep secret that leads to the root of the alien war.
The 5th Wave is a unique take on an Alien/Apocalyptic story and very fast pace. The story at first got me confused. Because the story starts out with Cassie in the first person and I thought she would be the only person in the story. I thought it would be like I Am Legend or something. But throughout the story, more characters show up.
What I didn’t like about The 5th Wave though and it’s my problem is that I get confused some things when the book tends to switch point of views with telling you which character it is. I think maybe it would be less confusing if in the beginning of each section where the character changes they write the name of the character or else you can throw off. I also got confused when the book keeps shifting back and forth between the present and the past(flashbacks) throughout. I never know when I am back into the present.
Overall I really like the story and I plan on continuing the series. The next book is called The Infinite Sea and came out recently. For those interested, I recommend reading it before the movie comes out and do enjoy it. Until my next review keep on reading
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