Overall, this was not a fav, especially compared to the previous couple, which I thought were great. For the most part this was incredibly slow movingOverall, this was not a fav, especially compared to the previous couple, which I thought were great. For the most part this was incredibly slow moving. Things really only picked up in the last quarter of the book. While I of course enjoyed the Mercy/Adam interactions, I severely missed the rest of the pack/other regular characters. It was very hard to care about most of those random characters in this one. Also, don't get me wrong, it was nice learning more about Mercy/Mercy's past/father, it just kind of felt..out of the blue. IDK. This just felt like an odd book in the series, and maybe could have worked better as novella/short story. Still, I'm looking forward to the next two books, and I'll finally be caught up! ...more
I'm enjoying this series so much more than I thought I would. Also, while I can understand her ending up with either of the guys, as Layla both has aI'm enjoying this series so much more than I thought I would. Also, while I can understand her ending up with either of the guys, as Layla both has a deep connection to Roth and Zayne, I really need her to end up with Roth please! ...more
In an ironic twist, I have to say while some of the things that bothered me in the first book were (sort of) resolved in The Infinite Sea, I just coulIn an ironic twist, I have to say while some of the things that bothered me in the first book were (sort of) resolved in The Infinite Sea, I just couldn't help but find it all rather.. dull? At least with The Fifth Wave, it wasn't perfect imo, but the potential of the series was pretty undeniable, and now I just really couldn't care less.
Yes, there were some surprising twists and even some interesting parts to The Infinite Sea, but I just found it to be mostly boring, and not to mention, very oddly executed. (The ending for one. Just, what? Also, the huge focus on ONE specific character and the lack of other main characters for a long period of time, huh???)(view spoiler)[ Let me just say that my favorite part of the book was at the beginning at the hotel with the group dynamic and if there had been Cassie or Ben chapters during the Ringer portion of the novel, then I probably would have been much more invested, and my rating would have went up. I just do NOT get that writing choice to focus on just one character for that significant portion of time. I feel like it made the book extremely disjointed, and it would have worked better as a novella in between the first two books. (hide spoiler)]
No, it wasn't the lack of action (compared to the first one) and the greater focus on introspection. It's just that I'm not sure I get what the point of the story (at large) is. I feel like there is WAY too much teasing and jerking around with the series, and the readers are owed some real answers. To put it all in the last book is very very risky. I think that this is my main problem with this series and why I can't connect to it in the way I want to.
I do have to say that there's no denying that Yancy is an extremely talented writer, and that's probably why I've hung in this long. The writing in a word? Phenomenal. The storytelling on the other hand? Sloppy. I'm also really not sure how this story is going to be wrapped up in just one more book. With so much focus on one character, and all the other characters neglected, I just don't know.
Whether I finish this series out, I'll have to wait and see. I kind of want to, but a part of me does just because I want to see it through to the end, and part of me just doesn't know if I have the energy to care. ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more