Review: 5th Wave, by Rick Yancey

Posted: October 8, 2013 by Robert in Blog, Books, Just for Teens, Review
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This is a relatively new book, having only been released on May 7th this year. He has quickly been added to my small list of people I must follow when it comes to book releases.

The book is mainly about a teen named Cassie, and her search for her brother, after an alien invasion of the Earth and her brother was taken by the “military” in a large bus to an area where they will be “safe” from any harm that may come to them. While this book has many flashbacks to help you understand the story better, as this is the first book of the series (hopefully), the book has quite a different way of thinking about an alien invasion. From what I understand the book raises the question “what would happen if the aliens actually studied us instead of just attacking?” From the book’s point of view it seams to end up with a lot of chaos going on while everyone tries to find out what was happening. To explain what happens before the 4th wave, I can give a paraphrased quote that he gave my mother at a book festival. “The first wave is an EMP that hits the planet, the second wave is causing natural disasters like earthquakes and tsunamis to wipe out the 60% or so of people that live on the coasts of the land, and the third wave is a disease that would kill 97% of the survivors of the first 2 waves.” In the end I enjoyed the book, I wouldn’t have finished the book if I hadn’t liked it, and give it a 9 out of 10, because it didn’t meet my enjoyed amount of action, I enjoy my action.

Robert

MGT Teen contributor

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