Review: The 5th Wave

The 5th Wave
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
Hardcover, 547 pages
Official website: http://the5thwaveiscoming.com/

It’s an alien invasion. But not like Independence Day alien invasion. More like the evolution of the Cylons alien invasion (yes, I do realize my nerdyness is showing here). The Others want the Earth and humans are just in the way. Interesting story, told from multiple perspectives (the flap is unclear about that, which led to some confusion on the part of this reader). It’s like if the Cylons were aliens instead of human creations and they invaded first actual humans. And those some of those alien humans didn’t realize they’d been invaded until they were called to do the Others work. So now there’s a band of kids running from the Others and trying to save each other. Because once one person’s life doesn’t matter, then the Others have won.

It wasn’t until I got back to Goodreads that I realized that this was part of a series. This realization was good because I felt like the ending left too many questions. What happened to Evan? Who is Ringer, anyway? Is there another camp like Haven? Clearly the Others won’t be scared off by the detonation of one camp, so… Why didn’t they just exterminate everyone with the Eye?

Needless to say, I’m looking forward to the next book in this series.

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