The 5th Wave (The 5th Wave #1)
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 scatter ...more
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Well this is awkward. Everything about The 5th Wave - an award winning male young adult author, a high octane alien invasion plot, the comparisons to Ender’s Game and The Passage - made it seem like it’d exactly my kind of book. But now that I’ve finished, I’m just so pissed with the whole thing I have nothing nice to say and really just want to punch something, and in fact, I dislike The 5th Wave so much I’ve somehow written not one but three ang ...more
I have kidnapped your review. Your review is not harmed and shall be released as soon as you meet my demands.
In exchange for giving you back your review, which I am prepared to do, you will first need to provide for me:
1 copy of The 5th Wave #2 – undamaged, complete, unmarked (except for your signature or a stylized message to me).
This copy of The 5th Wave #2 must also contain certain characters unharmed and ready for me to snuggle them in my imagination.
Characters i ...more
“If aliens ever visit us, I think the outcome would be much as when Christopher Columbus first landed in America, which didn't turn out very well for the Native Americans.” - Stephen Hawking
Sometimes, I am lucky enough to get my hands on an ARC of a book and go into it with as close to no expectations as possible. I haven't read any reviews before, so the first experience is entirely my own, as I find it.
And sometimes I love these books. Sometimes I give them 4 or 5 star reviews, rated purely ...more
What makes this story awesome, and what elevates it above ...more
5 FREAKY ALIEN STARS!
The first 4 waves were okay but the 5th wave... MIND BLOWING.I seriously didn't expect it at all.And the ending was perfect.Actually one of the best book endings of all time.
You can find the full review and more about this book on my blog
I can't describe how much I enjoyed this book.One of the best alien books I have ever read.This is probably going to be on my top ten favorite books on 2014.The style of writing , the characters everyth...more
i am not the kind of person who gets off on hating the things everyone loves - i don't really see the value in reading books just to be snarky and contrary and "ohhhh, the plebs are eating this up, but iiii am the internet's arbiter of taste and i only read underappreciated, obscure books and thumb my nose at what is popular."
i do both. i have read Twilight, i have read Fifty Shades of Grey. i like to know what all the hype is about as much as i like to read bunches of underknown stuff. and both ...more
And please know that by no means do I intend to offend anyone, including the author.
DNF- Sammy's POV.
I HATED THIS BOOK!
Best thing to describe it? Boring as fuck.
This book was my most anticipated book of the year. I was expecting so much after all the hype. But guess what? This turned o ...more
The 1st Wave : Confusion (Not as good as I thought)
The 2nd Wave : Hope (Maybe it gets better)
The 3rd Wave : Boredom (zzzzz....)
The 4th Wave : Disappointment (This is not getting any better)
The 5th Wave : Annoyance (Just end already)
Then why am I even giving it 2 stars?? Because my hatred for this book does not translate into this being a bad book. Some of the best reviewers on GR have loved The Fifth Wave and I totally respect their opinions. I guess this ...more
Maybe the last human being on Earth won’t die of starvation or exposure or as a meal for wild animals.
Maybe the last one to die will be killed by the last one alive.
The 5th Wave is exhilarating.
The story is so thrilling and suspenseful that it’ll draw you in before you even get the chance to finish reading the first sentence. And it will truly seal you interest when you will get acquainted with all the adventurous, intrepid and bracing characters. Cassie. Sammy. Evan. Zombie. Ringer. It will b ...more
Pss! Pss! I have a theory.
Want to hear it? I'm starting to think that Rick Yancey is a genius. What does a genius do, you're asking? He makes people think they are the genius, by creating a story so predictable that every reader will feel so fucking clever. No, no, this is not sarcasm (not entirely, anyway). See, I was here bitching about how I guessed everything - every fucking thing apart from the ear teddy bear rumpled (come on, I'm not that great) - when I realized that there was no way I wa ...more
The hype was major for this one. I don’t know why, but I’m never fully in love with them. It’s usually rare for me to be in love with something that everyone’s in love with.
Not saying this was bad either, but let me just say I was totally gonna give it a 2 up until the last 30% where shit actually starts happening. And no I don’t mean the craptastic romance, I mean the actual people meeting each other for the first time since that’s really all we’ve been waiting for. Separate POVs to become ONE. ...more
There's no doubt in my mind that most people are going to be captivated with The 5th Wave. It's engaging, features a witty protagonist, mystery, the right amount of anticipation and a romantic story line. Not to mention, it happens to be one of Penguin's big titles and had a lot of marketing money poured into it. It's not everyday that an ARC crosses my threshold with such a soft cover. Nor are they usually accompanied by beat up Teddies and survival bags.
I had seen the reviews surfacing and sho ...more
(Old) re read this book this month and it was even more amazing the second time around
This book this book this book!
I don’t know how i fell upon this book, but I am so thankful I did! THE 5TH WAVE IS AMAZING! No wonder they are already making it into a movie without the series even being finished yet! I downloaded the sample of it on my kindle then instantly bought it after getting that sm ...more
I choose to start this book because of all the hype that it is having. They even had promo posts on the subway. The quotes were really interesting and the thing about a strong heroine in an alien invaded earth, how can it be that bad? And then we can add the alien-earth romance to have the spicy in the food. Well, it was promising enough. It should have been.
The writing in this book is really beautiful. It was beautiful, f ...more
La historia mantiene el misterio, vas descubriendo poco a poco una gran cantidad de datos alarmantes que te intrigan mas y mas. Y aunque por la mitad del libro sentí que el ritmo bajó un poco, definitivamente los últimos capítulos lo compensaron, acción, peligro, suspenso, todo ...more
The world building was phenomenal and the picture painted was so real, I could see it play by play in my head. And Rick's story telling ability is a work of art. I loved the way he told the story from didn't pov's and the inner monologues of his characters were the best! Especially Cassie, she's a riot! It felt like it was one thing after another and the a ...more
"How do you rid the earth of humans? Rid the humans of their humanity."
This was good! I mean, like, extremely, terrifyingly good!
I have already read plenty of books dealing with aliens and/or invasions, but for me this is the best one yet! I expected this to be yet another overhyped book series, but boy was I wrong!
This is the first Rick Yancey novel I ever read and it completely blew me away, I don't even know where to start. I wonder why I haven't read ...more
The first of work of young-adult fiction to impress me in four months. Rick Yancey writes about an alien invasion of the earth that takes place over several waves. Our protagonist, Cassie, has lost everyone - except for her younger brother Sammy, who she has made it her sole mission to rescue. Yancey shows us many characters' perspectives, including Ben Parish, a former high school football player Cassie once had a crush on, who now fights against the Others in an attempt to save the wo ...more
That's great, it starts with an earthquake. Birds and snakes, an aeroplane
Okay, maybe just the aeroplane part. Like this . . . .
It didn’t take long for people to realize that . . .
“The arrival of the mothership was not the beginning, but the beginning of the end.”
Nope, the first wave was followed in quick succession by waves two . . .
three . . .
and four . . .
Leaving only the fifth and final wave before it truly is the end ...more
The world as we know it is over. Aliens came, kicked ass, and all that’s left of humanity is three percent of the original population. One of the “lucky” survivors is sixteen year-old Cassie. She lived through all Four Waves that’s decimated the human race, and is trying to stay alive by staying alone, because that’s the only way to st ...more
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Rick is a native Floridian and a graduate of Roosevelt University in Chicago. He earned a B.A. in English which he put to use as a field officer for the Internal Revenue Service. Inspired and encouraged by his wife, he decided his degree might also be useful in writing books and in 2004 he began writing full-time.
Since then he has launched two critically acclaimed series: The Ext ...more