Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Series: The 5th Wave #2
Genre: YA Science Fiction/Post-Apocalyptic/Dystopia
Rating: 5 stars
How do you rid the Earth of seven billion humans? Rid the humans of their humanity.
Surviving the first four waves was nearly impossible. Now Cassie Sullivan finds herself in a new world, a world in which the fundamental trust that binds us together is gone. As the 5th Wave rolls across the landscape, Cassie, Ben, and Ringer are forced to confront the Others’ ultimate goal: the extermination of the human race.
Cassie and her friends haven’t seen the depths to which the Others will sink, nor have the Others seen the heights to which humanity will rise, in the ultimate battle between life and death, hope and despair, love and hate.
I will not spoil this book. I will not spoil this book. This has been my mantra since I finished reading this book last week. I had been anticipating it’s release since I read The 5th Wave last year. If you haven’t started this series, I highly recommend doing so in the near future.
This book is, without a doubt, worth the wait. We continue to get mind boggled throughout the whole book. As I am not a huge fan of multiple POVs, this still kept me reading. As much as I appreciate each character, I really only wanted to read Ringer’s POV. She is the key, in my opinion, to the alien madness. There is a LOT going down in this book!! The plot twists had me on the edge of my seat, and I swear to God that I screamed so much while reading this book. Not much on the romance front, which was good considering all the other factors surrounding these characters. Yes, Evan and Cassie have their story, but it didn’t overtake the book. I got a little snippy with these characters, but all-in-all I think this was needed to bring forth the final installment. The author has such a great writing style and way with words, that in the end, you don’t care that you’ve just read the same scene from different POVs. Now, if I can have the final book, like today, I’d be a happy camper!
Again, great writing, action, twists and turns. This is a great sequel to an already awesome series. I highly recommend reading this if you haven’t already.