This book review is for THE 5TH WAVE by Rick Yancey. Which I loved — woo hoo!!!
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.
Thoughts: Sure, aliens and the apocalypse have been done before but this book still manages to be refreshing and feel completely new. I normally don’t love multiple points-of-view but Yancey really makes it work (maybe because you are in the female POV for quite a while before it switches). Also, I was impressed with how well a male writer put me inside a YA female POV. This book had me hooked from page 1 and I couldn’t put THE 5TH WAVE down until I finished it the next day. PS it looks they are also making this into a movie . . .
Can’t wait to hear what you guys think!