“We’re here, and then we’re gone, and it’s not about the time we’re here, but what we do with the time.” - Rick Yancey
She lives with her loving family, has a best friend, likes a cute guy and is nearly over school... This is how Cassie story starts, but not how it ends.
The 5th wave is the story of a young teen, Cassie who is one of the few survivors left of the human race against the aliens- referred to as the Other's. The 1st wave bought- Darkness, 2nd- Destruction, 3rd- Diseases, 4th - Invasion and now comes the 5th and there is only one rule: You can't trust anyone.
Cassie is sixteen and has lost everyone who she loves through each wave, her mother to the third, father to the fourth and her brother missing in the 5th, she is broken and doesn't know how to mend her self...until she meets Evan who may be her only hope into finding her little bro and her humanity.
Now Its Cassie turn to play her cards, what will she choose?
Other's or Humans?
Trust or Sorrow?
Life or Death?
I really liked this book, so much that I couldn't put it down! It was written really well, gripping and thrilling the whole way and kept you on edge eager to know what happens next. I particularly liked how the Other's were depicted as humans, not like aliens - giving the book a more realistic element and creating more suspense and tension through the book particularly through the possibility of defying the one and only rule: You can't trust anyone.
For readers like me who are fans of all things science fiction or love similar series such as The Hunger Games or Divergent this book is a must!!!
I would recommend this book to more mature readers young adults, 13 and above.
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey AUD$ (approx.)
The Young Book Critic