sábado, 11 de maio de 2013

The 5th Wave (The Fifth Wave, #1) by Rick Yancey Review

You can feel it when a book is going to be a crowd-pleaser  just by needing to finish it up as fast as you can or otherwise you will freak out without knowing what will happen next. That's what this book made me do, made me obsess with the characters and the story until the very last word.

It's the first book I've read from Rick Yancey and I can say that I will be reading more. It's compelling the way this author writes and the story is so fast paced and full of action with that dangerous edge to It, that It's wonderful to read and enjoy.
"In case you’re an alien and you’re reading this: BITE ME."
 The 5th Wave Is Creative and Original and we can see it clearly the way the humanity struggles with problems such as trust and guilt when only the strongest survive. It was one of the best Alien-Invasion and End-of-the-world book I've read and I think this series is going to be big! A more dangerous and sci-fi version of the Walking Dead/ Hunger Games so to speak.

Cassie is a girl fighting to get her baby brother back, she will stop at nothing to get him and everyone who gets in her way is getting shot. She's a young seventeen girl, all alone in a world when trust no longer exists and everyone fends only for themselves. Cassie is a strong character, with personality and very resistant. She's endured a lot and it tells by the way she acts and speaks, I got to know her from the beginning and love and encourage her over and over again because she is just a character that you learn to never forget.
"Fear didn't paralyze Cassie Sullivan, like it did some humans. Fear crystallized her reason, hardened her will, clarified her options."
Ben went from a former high school good boy to the sturdy and resilient armed guy named Zombie. Everyone that survives the first few waves has lost someone, or made decisions that will haunt them for the rest of their probably too small life. But Ben (AKA: Zombie) is determined to put those things behind his back and fight the evil, non human Bad Guys that wrecked their planet and made the humans turn on each other. He's a character that I didn't liked at the beginning but as the book developed I found myself cheering for him more than once and then in the end I was a total Ben fan. He's Determined, tough and very smart.

Evan was the person I really enjoyed getting to know. I can't say what he is and at first you are  like: WTF! But then he's going to be an amazing addiction to the story and of course add a bit of love in to it.
"I thought the only way to hold on was to find something to live for. It isn't  To hold on, you have to find something you’re willing to die for.”
The 5Th Wave is a fantastic book, where the chapters are divided per people so you get a connection with all of them at once. Even the secondary characters make this book, they are so important!You get to know the people and love them and live the story with them. It's a perfect blend of a tiny bit to comedy with despair, and horror with romance. I Loved it and Cannot wait until the next one comes out!
"What doesn’t kill us sharpens us. Hardens us. Schools us."

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