Sunday, November 30, 2014

Review: The 5th Wave

Why are they here?

The spaceship landed on earth one day and shut down the power. Cassie and her family stayed put. They were spared during the tsunamis, but the virus got the town, forcing them to separate. Just how far will Cassie go to reunite her family? Can you befriend the enemy to get what you want?

Yancey describes 5 waves of attacks, each worse than the previous, to keep us on our toes. Not everyone reacts the same way to a threat and it was interesting to ponder on how we would react if facing the unknown. The novel is told through several point-of-views, including Cassie's crush, and even an alien. Although, the insta-love relationship felt a bit forced, the book did have me turn the pages to see the final outcome.

Coming to the big screen in 2016.


  1. This book is great! I'm looking forward to reading the next one and I didn't know that there was going to be a movie. 2016 seems soooo far away.

    1. I know! Specially since they are shooting it now.