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Review: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey



Title: The 5th Wave
Author: Rick Yancey
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: May 7th 2013
Series or Standalone: The 5th Wave #1
Format: Hardcover, 457 pages


After 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.


DNF at 37%


My first DNF of 2015. It hurt and I hated myself for abandoning this book again. The first attempt was a failure and I didn’t get the hype at all and was in the first place the reason why I read it. I guessed it was me the problem and not the book and maybe I wasn’t in the right mood by that time. And now, trying my second luck, hoping things will work out better. Everthing got worst.

Okay. I didn’t really dislike it that much. In fact, I was already hooked up by the first and second time around reading the first chapter. Who doesn’t like a witty heroine? A relatable and an adorable one? I liked everything about her, especially  seeing through her eyes. And if there’s going to be a list of people to survive that freaking alien invasion, she deserves to be there. But the Cassie I adored, the girl who believes in trust-no-one rule and the i-am-the-battlefield thing, suddenly changes when a hot guy saved her. And here comes the downfall of the story.

The love interest is flat and Evan, the dude who saved her, resembles something from Stephenie Meyer’s book The Host (I haven’t read the book but watched the movie only with my sister. And everytime I closed my eyes the girl always kissing someone) . If it wasn’t for the freaking romance part, things could have been better. It totally failed in that part.

But what really made me decide to put it down again was Cassie, actually.

Hey Cassie, just in case you’re still alive right now and reading this and probably flirting with Evan. I just want to let you know I am completely dissapointed with you. Remember the days you talk about the humanity? about the survival and stuff? the way you see things? That it’s so deep I can’t even believe you’re only sixteen and I adored you for that. But now you’re acting like a damsel in distress and endlessly talk about how cute Evan’s eyes are, like puppy’s. How strong his arms are. Or how well built his butts are. Tell me. Do you think we even care? Do YOU think WE even care? I know you’re still young and still have some crush issues but you can’t just do that. Especially in the midst of an alien invasion. How about your freaking-everyone-could-be-an-enemy instinct? You even barely know him. *sigh* Please, save Sammy for us.Thanks.

Since I already DNFed this, I wouldn’t know what the actual 5th Wave is. The first 4 Waves are badass. But after reading the other’s review with some spoilers. It seems that the actual 5th Wave is actually flawed. It’s dissapointing because I was expecting to see a big twist or something.