Tuesday, 21 May 2013
Review: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
I have heard lots of great things about The 5th Wave so I was excited to be accepted for Netgalley. The synopsis alone drew me into this book and I could not wait to make a start on it.
The 5th Wave has multiple points of views for chapters, Cassie's, Zombie's, and Sam. We begin The 5th Wave with Cassie as she shares what happened, what each wave did to the world and is still doing now. We get a first hand look into how she tries to survive each day and night, keeping herself hidden from the drones and as safe as possible, she has lost all her family and is trying to find her brother. Cassie is a strong character that definitely sets an example on how you can survive, not matter what age you are.
Cassie eventually meets Evan, who rescues her from near death, but soon we discover he is hiding a massive secret about many things and the timer is counting down to when Cassie will know every single secret he is trying to hide.
Zombie is no longer the person who he used to be, and the emotionless response to his surroundings is how he earned his name. He is taken to Camp Haven, where Sam got taken to and soon finds Sam in his team along Ringer, Teacup, Dumbo, and Poundcake. I absolutely love these nicknames and some of them fit perfectly with the characters.
While I enjoyed The 5th Wave I feel like I am the odd one out, to me it just didn't live up to the hype. Yes I enjoyed it, I loved the twist on how the others managed to infiltrate and then begin to destroy the earth, how some humans fought for their freedom and made a stand. I love the idea behind the story, and I loved the fighting the most but that is all. While I liked how strong Cassie, Zombie, Sam and the others are, I didn't really feel anything for them, and while I am happy with the end result, I didn't feel any loss when people died.
Overall The 5th Wave was a good read and I am interested in seeing how this series pans out in the next instalment.