Recently I read The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey and I really enjoyed it. This review will be spoiler-free!
"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."
As I said above, I did really like this book. That being said, I was expecting myself to like it more with all the rave reviews going around. It was very interesting in the first half, but at times I found myself getting distracted easily. Don't get me wrong, though. I still loved this book! At about the second half (around page 300) did I really get into this book. And the rest was so awesome!
The characters were great, too. I loved Cassie- she was funny and she was tough, but still not a prodigy in the world. Evan was my least favorite. I know plenty of people who loved Evan, but I found him sneaking around and all just... I don't even know. I guess it's personal preference, but at the end of the book he was awesome! I also really liked Ben and Sammy as well, and a few of the minor characters like Ringer.
The writing was nice as well! I feel like the words Rick Yancey chose were perfect and described what the heck was happening. Reading all the different POVs were so interesting since you got to see the different scenarios.
How this book left off makes me so excited for the next one. And, I'm even more curious about how this world is going to survive again since 97% of the population is gone.
Thanks for reading! Let me know what you thought! -Kait