Saturday, November 29, 2014

Starring... The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey {Review}

16131484How do you rid the Earth of seven billion humans? Rid the humans of their humanity.

Surviving the first four waves was nearly impossible. Now Cassie Sullivan finds herself in a new world, a world in which the fundamental trust that binds us together is gone. As the 5th Wave rolls across the landscape, Cassie, Ben, and Ringer are forced to confront the Others’ ultimate goal: the extermination of the human race.

Cassie and her friends haven’t seen the depths to which the Others will sink, nor have the Others seen the heights to which humanity will rise, in the ultimate battle between life and death, hope and despair, love and hate.

Book Rating: 1/2
Fangirling Scale: Wishing on the stars!

Emotions swim frantically in The Infinite Sea Mr. Yancey has metaphorically expressed throughout the book. Mr. Yancey explores the broken roots of these characters and how each one of them deals with the disastrous alien apocalypse still occurring at hand. The aliens' plot begins to unravel as Cassie, Evan, and their companions work together to try to outsmart their enemies. Which leads to unbroken promises becoming the new currency. Living in this world, however, created promises to be rare amongst the characters. Unless you are Evan, of course.

The transition from reading the first book, The 5th Wave, to The Infinite Sea was doubtful for me because of the change in point of views presented in this book. This time around, we receive more of a perspective from Ringer rather than Cassie whose point of view I love. Cassie's point of view is very entertaining to read for that I can connect to her words on a personal level than Ringer. Ringer's point of view is more shielded and careful of what she expresses because of her background that practically overwhelms her, leaving her to be more outspoken and less dependent on her romance with two characters. Less perspectives exist within this book but, still the same problem of character recognition may still occur. Since this is still another complaint of readers, I hope Mr. Yancey doesn't like add names to distinguish the point of views because the effect of not knowing which POV we are reading surprises me in a good I-want-more way.

Reviews have circulated around this book saying that The Infinite Sea is being a "filler book". Although I thought before reading this book that it certainly is not, my opinion has shifted a little on this claim. I understand where these people would come from because The Infinite Sea kind of proves itself to be just filling the void between the trilogy. My reasons as to why I think The Infinite Sea can be considered a "filler book" are: 1. The plot does not really move the story along as the main focus is on Cassie's and her companions' survival and Evan's return. The whole book tells the story and uneventful moments of their survival while their upper hand on the aliens depends on Evan returning which leads to Cassie and the gang basically waiting for him to come the whole time in the hotel. 2. The new characters introduced in this story does not contribute much to the story. Adding Grace and Razor into the story mostly just added tension to some relationships and some action scenes that did not add much excitement in my opinion.

Aside from the negatives of this book, I still did enjoy the backstory of Poundcake. By reading about him, I felt that readers were given the chance to understand the other characters and uncover deeper layers of each of their souls. Another thing that I liked was the ending where there was no cliffhanger which is usually in the end of sequels. The ending still contained that fighting spirit wanting you to read the next book while still delivering bad/good news that the fight is still not over. AND surely the fight for our Earth is not over.

Twinkling Quote:
Always looking for the star,

peach sundress ~

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