Thursday, January 28, 2016

YA Review - The 5th Wave

Hey y'all, 

Today I'm reviewing The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey. 

Summary from GoodReads: 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.

Review after the jump! 

Review: This was an excellent book, Yancey has created some great characters here with Cassie, Evan, and some of the others. While I had my suspicions about the direction of the plot, I was never bored. Verdict: Perfect for mature YA fans of action-packed dystopian series such as Maze Runner, Divergent, and The Hunger Games. 

Stars: 4/5

Librarian side note: I really enjoyed this book, however, as with the Hunger Games series I think that it is a mature plot that may be too much for some younger readers who may want to read it since it is soon to me a major motion picture. There was a young patron (around 9 years old) who came into my library earlier this month wanting to read the book, and his mother wanted something more age appropriate so we ended up finding him some younger alternatives such as the Alien Game by Catherine Dexter and the Alien Agent series by Pamela Service.  

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