rating 2.5/5 the book was very descriptive about the landscape and the history of the sword, so my attention started to lag a little. i skim read thisrating 2.5/5 the book was very descriptive about the landscape and the history of the sword, so my attention started to lag a little. i skim read this book, but still managed to take in what was happening and all the major plot points. the action picked up towards the end of the novel when the fighting took place. i wanted to learn more about each character as you didn't find out that much about each one. all the descriptive parts started to bore me a little as they were continuous throughout the novel. overall, i did enjoy the novel as lots of action took place, but i probably won't be continuing the series as i prefer the tv show to the books. the shannara chronicles tv show is really good and so much better than the books, even though i have only read the first book which the tv series is not based on. ...more
The 5th Wave is an alien invasion novel told from the perspectives of Cassie and Zombie mainly. There are 5 stages (waves) of the alien invasion and tThe 5th Wave is an alien invasion novel told from the perspectives of Cassie and Zombie mainly. There are 5 stages (waves) of the alien invasion and these include- destroying electronics and disease. The main characters include- Cassie, Zombie, Nugget and Evan. However, who will survive the 5th Wave and how will their future pan out?
The film has lots of different parts from the book such as Nugget being put on the bus with Cassie and the other children, then Cassie runs back to get Nugget's teddy bear and the bus leaves without her. In the film the character of Reznik was a female played by Maria Bello, but in the book this character was a male. Another difference was a lot of the scenes between Cassie and Evan such as the order in which events occured and how she found out Evan's true identity. The film also contained a longer fight and action scene at the end. In the book the end action was quite short and sporadic whereas in the book it was continuous.
The action within the middle of the novel was quite slow, but this was mainly the scenes between Cassie and Evan. There was not much action within these middle scenes. The only action came at the start and end of the novel. Zombie's scenes were quite action packed aswell. However, the start did give a good description as to what was happening and what the different waves were within the alien invasion. The novel would not have worked if it didn't describe the different waves of the invasion.
In terms of characters I would have liked to learn more about Nugget and Ringer. You did not find out much about these 2 characters within the novel. I also feel that Evan could have used a bit more character development as although he was a good character he needed more action scenes and developing as to his background. Cassie was brave, determined and would never give up in terms of getting her brother back from the army/aliens. Ben/Zombie was strong, protective and he would do anything to save Nugget who was only 5 years old. Lastly, Evan was very protective of Cassie as he did not want her to get hurt, he was strong, he wanted to do what was right and he just wants to be human. Evan's story ended on a cliffhanger as you do not know whether he lives or dies.
Overall, I give this novel 4/5 stars. It was a good novel, despite the middle being really slow and not so action packed. This is a must read if you loved the film the 5th Wave or you just love alien invasion novels. The story will continue in the next novel The Infinite Sea. I will definitely be reading the Infinite Sea as soon as I can so I can find out what happens to Evan, Cassie, Nugget and Zombie. ...more
Are humans meant to fall in love with faeries? What are the consequences of killing a faerie in the mortal world? Will Feyre ever find true happinessAre humans meant to fall in love with faeries? What are the consequences of killing a faerie in the mortal world? Will Feyre ever find true happiness with Tamlin or Rhysand? What will happen to all of the faeries of the Spring Court?
The title, in my opinion, is describing Feyre as the thorn living in a court with the roses who are the faeries. This was a great fantasy novel which contained wolves, faeries and monsters. There was action from the start of the novel with the scene where Feyre was hunting in the forest to find food for her family. She had to decide whether or not to kill the wolf, but why was the wolf actually there? Action scenes came throughout this novel from all Feyres fights with different bad faeries and the fight at the end under the mountain.
Feyre started as quite a bad main character. Even though she would do anything for her family so they would survive, she allowed herself to be bossed around by Tamlin and Rhysand. She did become more likeable towards the end as she became brave and found the courage to do whatever needed to be done to save the people she loved. Tamlin was a great character was he would do anything to protect Feyre and he was always giving her clues as to ways she could save his life, even if she didn't know they were clues to help her.
The end of the novel was quite predictable when a main character met their grisly end. No spoilers here though as to who that was. i didn't expect the other part at the end where a major transformation happened to another main character in the novel. I loved reading how beautiful the faeries world was as it was described in such a descriptive way. It was easy to imagine yourself living in this beautiful world with the faeries, Tamlin and Lucien.
Overall, I give this novel 5/5 stars. it was highly enjoyable and a great action packed fantasy novel. I can't wait to read the second novel A Court of Mist and Fury when it is released in May 2016. If you love novels packed with faeries or just fantasy worlds then this is definitely the novel for you. ...more