Wow! This was fantastic. The depth of the characters. The mystery of who and why and how. I love dystopia and this one is going to be classic of the YWow! This was fantastic. The depth of the characters. The mystery of who and why and how. I love dystopia and this one is going to be classic of the YA genre.
Goodreads Summary: 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....more
Fans of dystopian YA that are new to the genre will enjoy this book. But when you've read as many as I have, this one was a bit flat. I wanted to be eFans of dystopian YA that are new to the genre will enjoy this book. But when you've read as many as I have, this one was a bit flat. I wanted to be emotionally involved, but I just wasn't.
I do think I'll read the sequel, because there are some missing pieces that I'd like to put into place. And, hey, maybe the second book will hit the right note....more
A coming of age tale about a girl who cannot die. She is a wonder of science that through five generations of experimentation has been created to haveA coming of age tale about a girl who cannot die. She is a wonder of science that through five generations of experimentation has been created to have impenetrable skin and heightened senses. She lives in the jungle in a compound that has many secrets, including how she came to exist. No one is even allowed to talk about the outside world, so Pia has always believed that they are all that exist. Until a new scientist arrives and she begins to question her world.
This story has a great plot idea and much of the story is really believable and well written, but it falls short when it comes to believing that Pia would be able to make the leaps in belief about the outside that she does when for 17 years she's supposedly had no idea about the outside world. Also, that her elders/the scientists would believe that she was a cold, hearted scientist like themselves that wouldn't care for life, is kind of weird. She seems like the type of person who would wear all her emotions on her sleeve, yet none of the adults around her see that? Overall, I liked the story and the characters, but their were pieces that just didn't fit/click....more
Two ships are heading to the New Earth where they will begin the work of populating the planet for the survival of the human race. The Empyrean is a pTwo ships are heading to the New Earth where they will begin the work of populating the planet for the survival of the human race. The Empyrean is a peaceful ship that has been in space for 40 years. They never expected to see their sister ship, the New Horizon, while they were in space travel. The New Horizon left Earth a year before the Empyrean. The Empyrean crew and travelers are excited to meet these fellow travelers. It's all they can talk about. In one pivotal moment, everything changes.
This book is riveting from the first chapter. Action-packed, page turner....more
In a future where the polar ice caps have melted and the great flood has decimated the population, there's a new world order. The world is covered witIn a future where the polar ice caps have melted and the great flood has decimated the population, there's a new world order. The world is covered with water and the current inhabitants live on islands. Honor and her parents have just moved to Island 365 on the Tranquil Sea. Everyone follows the rules and live under the control of Earth Mother and The Corporation who have created New Weather that will allow everyone to live peacefully. Honor's family doesn't fit in and doesn't follow the rules. And life begins to change as they try and fail to fit in.
This is another good dystopian novel for fans of the genre. ...more
Something changed the world 6 months ago, most people are gone, those that remain are either older grandparent-types or children. Most of the teenagerSomething changed the world 6 months ago, most people are gone, those that remain are either older grandparent-types or children. Most of the teenagers have become "Changed" or "Chuckies". They are driven by some disease that makes them cannibals, eating those that have been "spared". It's a new cruel world. Alex has been driven out of the safe-haven town of Rule, and is now forced to follow a band of Changed awaiting her death. There is a group attempting to secretly overthrow Rule, but for what purpose?
I read this book as an ebook galley from net galley. Just as I'm writing this review, I am realizing that this is book 2 in a series. It was so well written that I didn't realize that I was missing out on a book previous. Yes, I now realize that there was a bit of confusion about characters in the beginning, but I was so enthralled by the gore and trying to figure out why the world was so skewed that it didn't click. This is a great book. Especially for the zombie lovers and horror movie watchers....more
I'm going to have to agree with another reviewer. I really wanted to like this book alot, but I just couldn't connect with the protagonist. And I didnI'm going to have to agree with another reviewer. I really wanted to like this book alot, but I just couldn't connect with the protagonist. And I didn't feel like the plot of the story fit with the society that these teens lived in.
Most of the time when you read a dystopian novel, you can kind of understand why the society has chosen its particular type of screwed up world. Usually, a government or powers that be has come up with an idea that makes sense, but has just gotten overzealous in the execution or an evil corporation has become all powerful and has skewed the world for their monetary gain. But this idea of making two exact clones that are brought up by different parents, trained for the day that they will fight to the death, it just doesn't make any sense. I mean, I get that they are trying to raise a major military force, trained killers and all, but other elements of the story don't fit. If kids are running around killing eachother all the time, how could you have village centers of commerce: coffeehouses, etc. that anyone would actually leave there house to visit? Why wouldn't everyone be holed up in their homes all the time? Why would these kids wait until it was officially condoned to find the other person that looked exactly like you, waiting until you received a text message with where the person lived? It seems to me that you'd be curious your whole life and probably try to find out where they lived long before that text arrived.
Anyway, there's lots of great action, and it has potential, but it just didn't work this time....more
Another dystopian novel that is an easy read. We had this author visit our school last year, along with three other authors. She was a very engaging sAnother dystopian novel that is an easy read. We had this author visit our school last year, along with three other authors. She was a very engaging speaker and the students asked some great questions about the writing process. ...more