Sunday, 13 October 2013

The 5th Wave, Rick Yancey

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey, reviewed by Eleanor

What is this book about? 
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 a 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 the Earth's last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, or so Cassie believes. And she must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up. (Goodreads)

Who should read this book?
I would say this is a young adult book for 14+ because it was really quite scary.

How long is this book?
457 pages

Story Line: 7/10
Well written: 4/5
Enjoyabililty: 5/5
Overall: 16/20

Star Rating:
4 stars (Another 4* book, crazy)

Question 1. What character would you most like to throw tea at?
I would have to say Evan, he just seemed a teeny tiny bit creepy at times. He was okay at other times though so I wouldn't want to throw a lot of tea at him, just half a mug.

The 5th Wave (The 5th Wave, #1)Question 2. What do you think of the cover?
I don't mind this cover, although it seems to be emphasising the sun and I don't remember much about the sun in the book. There's probably a metaphor that I'm missing.

Question 3. What do you think of the title do you think there is an alternative?
I like the title because it's quite intriguing, I think.

Question 4. Can you read the tea leaves from the beginning or are there twists in the plot?
I didn't really get any huge plot shocks but there are lots of little twists throughout the book and you don't quite know where the story is going until it all fits nicely together at the end.

Question 5. Favourite quote!
"You can only call someone crazy if there's someone else who's normal. Like good and evil. If everything was good, then nothing would be good."

With the start of my A levels I haven't been reading very much, which is bad. So a couple of days ago I decided I would read for a bit instead of constantly doing homework and I chose to read this book which has been on my kindle for a couple of months. It was brilliant and I was completely hooked for the next five days (it took so long to read because I unfortunately wasn't able to stop homework altogether). The 5th Wave is terrifying, at one point it actually made me jump (a book has never made me jump before!) and the whole time reading it was spent huddled under my duvet as my sub conscience became surer and surer that at any second an alien would break down my door and get me. The characters are lovable and the plot is very fast paced. So read this book, because it's good.

What did you think of this book? What would you like us to review next?

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