Genre: YA Dystopian, Post-Apocalyptic
Published: May 7th 2013 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Series: #1 (The Fifth Wave)
Length: 457 pages
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.
I was blown away by this book. I absolutely love reading post-apocalyptic, dystopian, YA with a lil bit of romance and this novel fits everything perfectly. I related to Cassie Sullivan’s character so much, and I loved the casual, “teen” slang, informal diction throughout the whole novel. I adored the lengths that Cassie goes through just to find her brother and the emotions that go through each of the characters.
Unfortunately, it pained me to see Cassie, a strong female character, to be so head-over-heels for Ben, someone who didn’t even know she existed! Additionally, I was unsure how Evan got into Cassie’s mind and that whole thing, but this book made me smile and laugh and cry at the same time.
Oh, and there’s also a movie coming out soon, starring Chloë Grace Moretz. I’m so excited! Can’t wait to read The Infinite Sea!