My rating: 4 of 5 stars
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.
Aliens have attacked Earth and wiped out a good portion of the population in wave and wave even though the humans have yet to witness any aliens. Now on the verge of the 5th wave being released it’s kill or be killed and a fight to survive.
Cassie has been left alone after being separated from her little brother and fighting to keep herself alive and find a way to retrieve her brother. She meets Evan Walker and needs to decide if she should trust him in her mission.
The 5th wave is one of those books I’ve been wanting to read forever but just kept putting off for one reason or another. I did want to pick this one up before ever seeing the movie and finally decided it was time to do so as the movie trailers really looked pretty good.
For the most part I enjoyed this book, there were a few slow parts here and there awaiting something more to happen with the characters but that’s really kind of expected with so little characters being in the book.
The book kind of reminded me of The Host by Stephanie Meyer but sort of a complete opposite way of an alien takeover. In The Host the aliens were all about persevering the humans while controlling them and in the 5th Wave it’s destroy and annihilate any humans left. Both stories are interesting in their own ways so with a bit of similarity that I found it got my curiosity up as to where this one would go and hooked me into the story.
I found each of the characters in the book interesting to learn about. My one complaint with the characters would come with some of the names of the kids in training. A bit silly to say the least but I did understand where the code names come into play so I tried not to giggle or roll my eyes when reading things like Flintstone, Oompa or Teacup.
Overall, a good start to an alien invasion read. Will be interested in reading more of this series to see where the story heads in the next book.