Review: "The Last Star" (The 5th Wave, #3) by Rick Yancey. Not the ending I was expecting

The Last Star by Rick Yancey
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Summary from GoodReads

The enemy is Other. The enemy is us.

They’re down here, they’re up there, they’re nowhere. They want the Earth, they want us to have it. They came to wipe us out, they came to save us.

But beneath these riddles lies one truth: Cassie has been betrayed. So has Ringer. Zombie. Nugget. And all 7.5 billion people who used to live on our planet. Betrayed first by the Others, and now by ourselves.

In these last days, Earth’s remaining survivors will need to decide what’s more important: saving themselves…or saving what makes us human.



I wanted to read this book a WHOLE year! A year of waiting, hoping to have a BAM ending, a year in which I still haven't seen the movie and I don't know if I will.
As Cass and the gang try to find a way and stop the imminent world destruction and Ringer has her own moral issues to deal with, the aliens are also coming on Earth. That's the plot in general. Now, what happens into the plot that's something you need to read in order to find out.

Although I respect the way Rick Yansey wrote this series, setting the moral issues of an apocalyptic world and the humanity as a principle at stake, I had hoped for a better ending. I don't know if some events could be written differently or some characters could be saved from their choices but the ending gutted me.

And if you want a clue, the ending was a lot like "Allegiant". In my opinion, Evan Walken was the one who lost the most here, not to mention Sam. So despite its amazing writing style and world building, at least for me, I had hope for a better ending in this amazing series.

And don't miss the rest books of this series!

About the author:

Rick is a native Floridian and a graduate of Roosevelt University in Chicago. He earned a B.A. in English which he put to use as a field officer for the Internal Revenue Service. Inspired and encouraged by his wife, he decided his degree might also be useful in writing books and in 2004 he began writing full-time.

Since then he has launched two critically acclaimed series: The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp, for young readers, and The Highly Effective Detective, for adults. Both books are set in Knoxville, Tennessee, where Rick lived for ten years before returning to Florida.