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.
I have put off reading The 5th Wave for such a long time, but thought that I should give it a shot before the movie comes out (I realize that I have some time, but hey, it was available at the library). I listened to the audiobook, it was read by Phoebe Strole and Brandon Espinoza. It was 12 hours and 44 minutes long.
- I don't really read a lot of books with aliens, so it was out of my norm. It felt good to go outside my typical reads.
- I like that the book showed the progression through the "apocalypse" as the waves came through . I like finding out how the fall happened, where as most dystopian novels don't really give the details of how civilization fell.
- Cassie was an interesting MC. I liked that she wasn't perfect or the most popular, that she had crazy crush on a boy and dealt with every day normal teenage girl issues. Then all the sudden she is alone and trying to survive with aliens taking over earth.
- The waves were really interesting, it was like every Doomsday preppers worst nightmare.
- The storyline and pacing were good, I definitely want to continue with the series just to see where it is going to go.
- I don't want to spoil anything, but I was totally ok with the alien invasion situation until we got to the part where we found out what the 5th wave would be. I don't know why it bothered me, but it just felt so off.
- I just don't really know how I felt about Evan. I really wanted more development with him and more understanding when it was his POV. I am hoping we will learn more in the upcoming books.