[Blog Tour] The 5th Wave by Rick Yancy

Monday, April 15, 2013

Title: The 5th Wave
Author: Rick Yancey
Series: The Fifth Wave
Genre: YA, Science Fiction, Adventure
Format: Harcover, 480 pages
Publication: May 7, 2013
Publisher: Penguin

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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.

My Thoughts
This was Penguins most anticipated YA novel of the year, and for good reason. It has everything you want in a novel; Adventure, Romance, Invasion of a foreign being, and great writing. When I received my advanced copy of this book I was in the middle of reading something else, but once I held it in my hands I could not wait to open it and read. So I dropped the book that I was reading and dived right in. And I didn't stop until I was finished.

Rick Yancey has always been a phenomenal writer, with his books from The Monstrumologist series put out by Simon and Schuster as a prime example. But there was something different about The 5th Wave. It had this ere about it from the beginning, like it knew it was good and it was going to prove it. And boy did it prove it!

The 5th Wave is written in multiple point of view, and I will admit that I was a little confused at the beginning when it switched But I will say, the different points of view made for a very interesting read. You learn to like certain characters more than others, and what I loved the most was that all of the characters views were connected. This made for a heartpounding read. There was one narrator that we only heard from once or twice at the beginning of the novel, and then we didnt hear from them again. This made me a little obsessive I will not lie, I wanted to know who it was and why they stopped narrating. And I will tell you that the reveal made me happy and sad at the same time!!! 

I want to recommend this book to everyone I know that loves a good dystopian novel that has a science fiction element. This book will eave you sitting at the edge of your seat until you turn the last page, and to those of you who love I am Number Four, I am going to tell you, this is 10x better!

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  1. The multiple POVs can be tough and I find only a few authors can pull it off well.

    That being said I am SO EXCITED for this. It's next up in the pile :)