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The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Synopsis:

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.

My review:

“Do you know why we will when this war? Why we cannot lose? Because we know how you think. We’ve been watching you for six thousand years. When the pyramids rose in the Egyptian desert. When Caesar burned the library in Alexandria. When you crucified that first-century Jewish peasant. When Columbus set foot in the New World. We were watching you.”

This book was absolutely incredible. I was not expecting to love this as much as I did. The story was addictive and mysterious and I could not put it down.

The characters were the fuel to the novel. They kept the story going. They all had distinct personalities, each displaying different, understandable reactions to the alien apocalypse but beyond that, how these wonderful characters formed their web of relationships was just a joy to read.

5 out 5 stars

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