Book Review: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

16101128Read On: 13th January 2016

I started reading this book because I saw the new trailer for the upcoming movie. It looked great – the trailer that is. And the book didn’t disappoint.

Here is the Goodreads Blurb:

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.


Cassie is a strong character. She’s already survived 4 waves. The first wave shut down the electricity and the power killing millions. The second wave – a tsunami. Third was a plague that wiped out nearly everyone left. The last wave killed even more. And now there are hardly any left.

Cassie, I loved. She was strong and determined. Selfless, in the way that she doesn’t think about her safety. Then she meets Evan. And i really liked Evan. He questions Cassie Trust. And then there is Ben. He is reliable. Totally different to Evan.

Writing/World Building

I loved the authors Voice. Her world building was awesome. I loved every second of this book. And I am planning to read the next books in the series when I get a chance.


I couldn’t put it down and I ended up reading long into the night. It was a good read. 


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