Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Starring... The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey {Review}

16101128After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.

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 scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker.

Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother—or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.

Book Rating: 
Fangirling Scale: Gazing at the Stars!

The 5th Wave adventures into the realization that aliens have taken over our beloved planet, Earth. The thought of an alien invasion to overthrow Earth was impossible. Think again, these aliens are not the typical ones we envision them to be. (They are actually smarter than us!)

Cover Love: The awaited suspense is shown as Cassie enters her world or should I say, the world she knew? The dark colors of the trees contrast with the yellow beautifully, illustrating to me that the alien apocalypse has already begun. What made me curious was how Cassie has the bravery to still try to survive and fulfill her promise to her brother when chaos has ruled? (BTW, if I was her, I would probably just kill myself since I panic too much...)

Being the first book in a trilogy and my first time reading in the post-apocalyptic genre, The 5th Wave was surely enjoyable and twisting as one would not trust anything or anyone in that world. Applaud for Mr. Yancey because he does capture the right point of view of a girl (which surprised me because as a girl myself, I would've said or thought the same things as Cassie.) and as well, he writes the characters' fear on point as if the aliens actually came to Earth. And, think about that for a minute, I would feel so scared if aliens actually tried to come to Earth and I would lose all hope...

All the characters in this book will make you worrisome and empathetic for them because at their young age, they are so strong and able since the situation requires them to be. Their emotions are so genuine that you will feel bad that they have to grow up so early at their young age especially for Sammy. Also, their outlooks at their current situation are so downing and real. Take these kids seriously because each of them has that spunk and strength to overcome their dire situation. 

Addressing the romance (what I always look for in a book!), the relationship between Cassie and Evan is although risky at the time fills my daily cup of swoon. Both characters deeply care for each other despite the mistrust between both of them. *Ahem* OTHER...
Mr. Yancey's writing entwines the drama and action beautifully in this book. His extended use of figurative language blends with the thoughts and emotions of his characters. As well, the intended use of bad words helps the reader understand the situation the characters are in. However, the different point of views existing in this book may confuse some readers. Within the book, obviously the point of views change when a new chapter is come acrossed. But, when there is a new point of view, the character whose view you are reading in is not revealed until someone says their name or well, when you can figure it out. Still, I think the switch in point of views lets the reader think a little while adding on to the suspense in the book.  

A riveting plot that will urge you to NOT put this book down until the end, OTHERS, silencers, guns, should I say more? JUST READ THIS BOOK NOW IS ALL I CAN SAY. 

Twinkling Quote: "It's hopeless. And it's stupid. It's suicidal. But love is a weapon they have no answer for. They know how you think, but they can't know what you feel."

Always looking for the star,

peach sundress ~

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