How 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. (Summary and cover courtesy of goodreads.com)
I was definitely glad to find out more of what happened after “The 5th Wave”, but I didn’t find myself quite as absorbed into this sequel. First of all, there were some character choices that I was not happy with (I’ll leave it at that to avoid spoilers) so that is a contributing factor. Secondly, I didn’t feel this book was as focused. It felt like it wandered around on a couple different things going on, but then towards the end moved the plot forward.
I am definitely creeped out by the layers of this dystopia, so that is certainly something I have to grant Yancey did particularly well. He manages to have an equally believable and unbelievable setup that keeps you wanting more because you want to know “WHY???” I will definitely be reading the last in this series when it comes out and will be quite interested to see what direction it goes.
Warning: Contains violence.
Rating: 3 stars!
Who should read it? Folks invested in the series.
Want to read the whole series?
- The 5th Wave (The 5th Wave #1)
- The Last Star (The 5th Wave #3)