Review: The 5th Wave (The Fifth Wave, #1) by Rick Yancey

The 5th Wave (The Fifth Wave, #1)The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Summary from GoodReads

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.


 Did you think that you knew sci-fi with E.T and ALIEN or even X-Files?

You are completely wrong! With "the 5th Wave" you will change your mind concerning sci-fi novels. While I was avoiding the book because of the summary, yes I didn't like the summary (shoot me please), when i read the prologue i got so hooked with the plot and I didn't put it down.

There were points in which i screamed

 and some in which i even cried.

Cassie lived through the 4 Waves, 4 actions of the Others (aliens duh), which managed to destroy humankind in almost six months. Her quest? To save her brother, and just survive the 5th Wave.

I want to stand at the POVs first. We have three POVs, two on the first and one on the third. There are many books that have passed these two months from my hands and I was very ecstacic reading multiple POVs. It isn't confusing and the story goes on smoothly.

As for the characters? I am going to spot on Cassie because the rest are indeed spoilers ;)
She is a character with deep thoughts, strong emotions and really, really agonizing feelings. She is the fine example of how humanity can become in dire times and how thin are the lines between good and evil, love and hate and even insanity. here were many points in which she wondered what would become of her and if she would have her mind, if she could manage to survive.

Overall, "The 5th Wave" is a gripping, strong novel with unique and soon to be on the big screen characters!! :)

See the whole series on GoodReads and don't miss the "Mortal Enchantment" giveaway!