The 5th Wave by 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.”

the 5th wave

Rating: 3 stars

This book has been sitting on my shelves for almost a year. I started reading it when I got it but put it down immediately. When the trailer came out and the upcoming movie release motivated me to read it. However I didn’t watch the trailer until I’ve finished reading.

The beginning of the book was slow for me and it took me a while to get into the story. I kinda forced myself to continue reading to know where the story will be headed, but it was worth it. I’ve wanted to know more about Cassie’s plans and the others characters.

Loved the determination of Cassie and her will to stay alive and to find her brother. Her promise to Samy was the thing that kept her alive all the way through the book. She even kept her little sense of humor that appeared in some scenes.

As for the other characters, Ben-Zombie was the only one who stand out for me as a character. There was some character development and i want to see how the development will continue in the sequel. I want to see what will happen to Ringer as well. I was intrigued by her character and she grew up on me by the end of the book.
As for Evan, well i didn’t like his character at all. I tried to sympathize with him and everything and picture him in a relationship with Cassie but I just couldn’t. Maybe in the sequel I will change my mind i don’t know, will see.

“But if I’m it, the last of my kind, the last page of human history, like hell I’m going to let the story end this way. I may be the last one, but I am the one still standing. I am the one turning to face the faceless hunter in the woods on an abandoned highway. I am the one not running but facing. Because if I am the last one, then I am humanity. And if this is humanity’s last war, then I am the battlefield.”

I wasn’t amazed by the book but it wasn’t that bad. It was ok. The trailer was great, can’t wait to see it in cinemas.