The 5th Wave – Rick Yancey

Originally I didn’t quite know what this was about. I’ve seen a lot of hype about this on my bookstagram, (@morganbooks). I honestly haven’t read any sci-fi books since the host and if you read both of these books you’ll know the link.
Cassiopeia “Cassie” Sullivan is just a normal girl in high school who lives with her perfect family and dreams of the great Ben Parish. Her idealistic life changes dramatically when the mother ship shows up out of the ordinary. At first it brought no type of threat whatsoever but many flee and stop living the normal life. Scientists even try to make contact with the aliens which are further named the ‘Others’. All of a sudden whilst Cassie was in class, the Others ejected an electromagnetic pulse, wiping out all existing power and energy. Even mobiles with full charge were drained to nothing. No power? No hope. Flying aeroplanes crashing down. This was the first wave. Three other waves follow this each more devastating than the other. But not once did they try to blow up or even damage the Earth. They want all of the humans dead. Why not explode the Earth? Its simple. They need it.
This book follows Cassie on finding her brother Sammy. In this tome she finds the mysterious Evan Walker. But is he to be trusted. The novel also follows Zombie a resident of Camp Haven. I truly enjoyed this book and finding a new interest in the sci-fi genre. I’m now thinking of reading ‘lluminae’ or ‘Red Rising’. Yancey’s way with words really help to portray the feelings of a lonely teen travelling in an apocalyptic bomb shell. Cassie is a really likable character and I am looking forward to reading the sequel, ‘The Infinite Sea’. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.
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Until next time,

M xx

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