Leveen did a nice job. I feel that Tori is an extremely realistic character. She believes she did nothing wrong and I think most kids who get caught sLeveen did a nice job. I feel that Tori is an extremely realistic character. She believes she did nothing wrong and I think most kids who get caught saying terrible things to people online would agree with her. Interesting plot reveal. Loved Noah. Good ending and yay for a standalone novel. ...more
THE INFINITE SEA is the second book in the series and I dove right in not really knowing what to expect. The synopsis basically gives you a little recTHE INFINITE SEA is the second book in the series and I dove right in not really knowing what to expect. The synopsis basically gives you a little recap of book one and only mentions Cassie by name so I was a little surprised when she wasn’t the only point of view in the sequel.
The book starts out with Cassie and her small band of survivors hiding out in the hotel she and Evan agreed on at the end of THE 5TH WAVE. Things are rough. It’s winter and they are freezing and supplies are running low and very hard to come by. The plan is to get to some underground caves they know about, but are unsure if they are safe. Plus, Ben, A.K.A. Zombie, is badly injured. So, Ringer decides to go on a scouting mission to check things out and then come back for everyone else. Things really go downhill from here.
Without giving too much away let me say, O.M.G. There were several times during the book that I felt like Rick Yancey was ripping out my heart. Poor, poor Ringer. Much of the story is from her point of view – including the introduction of a new character that really adds some tension and drama. THE INFINITE SEA gives the reader some major insight into the aliens’ plans for human destruction and let me tell you, I don’t see how this is going to end well for the humans.
One major thing to note, this is NOT a standalone. You definitely need to read The 5th Wave in order to know what is going on in THE INFINITE SEA.
Ava, daughter of the captain of the Parastrata, lives with the other women on the ship in total subservience to the men. Women and girls are only alloAva, daughter of the captain of the Parastrata, lives with the other women on the ship in total subservience to the men. Women and girls are only allowed jobs like animal care, working in the dye room, and child care. When she gets word she is to be married to someone on a ship her family trades with she is thrilled. She thinks her future husband is Luck, the boy she's been secretly in love with for a long time. But, things don't go as planned. Ava is caught in a terrible position and forced to run for her life. She only escapes her family's wrath with the help of a supply runner heading back to Earth. Ava has to learn how to live in the place she has feared her entire life without only the name of her as a contact. Ava struggles to survive and when she finds out she might be able to go back to her home, she has to make the toughest decision of her life.
I think the ending was too abrupt. I think there were some things about Ava's life on the Parastrata that weren't explained very well.
I'm not sure if there is a sequel planned for this book or not, but I think it would make a great stand-alone....more
Prenna James is a Traveler. She doesn't belong in the 21st Century. She isn't supposed to be enjoying the fresh air, gentle rain, and safe outdoors. SPrenna James is a Traveler. She doesn't belong in the 21st Century. She isn't supposed to be enjoying the fresh air, gentle rain, and safe outdoors. She is from the future where people are afraid to go outdoors due to a mosquito-borne illness that has mutated into a pandemic, killing millions and leaving the world in ruins.
She and all the other Travelers live by a very strict set of rules that are heavily enforced. Prenna knows not to disturb the natural order of events; knows not to talk about where she is from; knows not to talk about what will happen - and especially, she knows not to form intimate attachments to time natives.
Ethan Jarves, a boy she goes to school with, doesn't make following the rules very easy. He has a way of looking at her that makes her want to tell him everything. Makes her think he already knows her secrets. But, for her safety and his, she keeps quiet - until someone from her time reveals a terrible secret about the leaders of the Travelers and she is forced to take action.
Together, Prenna and Ethan attempt to save the world. But, what if saving the world means they can never be together?
AMAZING!!! That is truly what this book is. I loved Prenna and Ethan. And, man, the tension that Ann Brashares writes in some of the scenes is palpable. THE HERE AND NOW is nothing at all like the SISTERHOOD so don't let that series sway you one way or the other on this book. So, if you didn't like SISTERHOOD, give this a try. If you loved SISTERHOOD, give this a try, but be aware it's a different kind of book....more