Friday, January 17, 2014

Latest (Shorty) Review: The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey

Summary Blurb:
The Passage meets Ender’s Game in an epic new series from award-winning author 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.

My Blabberings:  
Normally I am not a fan of (read: want to chuck a book out a window when I see) love triangles.  However, this book was an exception…maybe because it hasn’t gotten too love triangle-y yet since it is the first installment.  The author clearly set this up but yet I didn’t mind it…shock! 

This was a really well-written nail biter of a book.  The Fifth Wave makes me want to read more of Rick Yancey’s work.  I originally avoided his other novels due to their categorization as horror (I’m a scaredy-pants), but I’m going to put my big girl pants on and try them out really soon!

4.5/5 stars

1 comment:

  1. I didn't know there was a love triangle. Why wasn't I warned??!! lol

    I'm hoping to start this one soon. It's been on my shelf for a very long time.