5 of 5 Stars to The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Book 1 in the Trilogy
Rick Yancey

The first wave took out half a million people. The second wave put that number to shame. The third wave lasted a little longer; twelve weeks, four billion dead. In the forth wave you can't trust that people are still people. And in the 5th wave? No one knows. But it's coming. On a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs. Runs from the beings that only look human, who have scattered Earth's last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan may be her only hope. Now Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.


I was perusing Facebook, as you do, when I came across a link to a new movie preview. I watched the film trailer for The 5th Wave and was bummed out to see it's not in cinemas until next year. So I got the book instead! The ebook, to be exact.

What a great story. Death everywhere, by the billions. A dystopian future where the visiting aliens are not friendly. They want to wipe out humanity. They start to wipe out humanity, and are very successful at doing so, and then the 5th wave alien movement is another process for eliminating all humans.

I loved the full throttle excitement and adventure of this story. The pace was fast, but even when the characters stopped to genuflect, the pace didn't slow, I was hooked and read it straight through to the end. Well, while I had time to read I never wanted to stop. Basically right? I highly recommend this read. Can't wait to see the film next year too, but that probably won't be until summer because I'm a single mum with kids and I do NOT ever have time (or the money) to go to the cinema. DVD it is!

Don't know why I put in that bit at the end of this book review. Oh well, it's my blog, I can do whatever I want on it. lol


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