The 5th Wave is a Science Fiction and a Dystopian book written by Rick Yancey. The book is 474 pages long. This book is about a girl named Cassie that is surviving through an alien invasion. They call them the “Others” or sometimes even the “Visitors”. The Others attacked them in 4 waves. After the first wave, there is only darkness, no electricity, no cell phones, no transportation; they call it lights out. After the 2nd wave destruction, there is an earth quake that is strong enough to shake the entire planet, there are tsunamis. After the third wave disease, it spread across the whole world, you would get sick and either get better or die. After the 4th wave they were among them, the Others would take human hosts and kill remaining humans. The only rule Cassie lives by is trust no one. Cassie believes staying alone means staying alive, until she meets Evan Walker. Evan is mysterious but may be her only hope for rescuing her brother that was taken away by bus to Wright Patterson. She has to choose if staying alone means staying alive or if she’s willing to risk trusting Evan Walker.
I read this book so fast. I loved it and I really recommend it to people that like science fiction. It may sound like the typical alien invasion story, but it’s not, it’s unique in its own way. You really get attached to the characters and this book plays with your emotions. Rick Yancey has found a special way of portraying the characters personalities. Cassie doesn’t really trust anyone and will do anything to survive so that she can keep her promise to her younger brother Sam. She is a determined and intelligent and has a very interesting personality. While Evan on the other hand is sweet and kind but also is a little mysterious, he will do anything to keep Cassie alive. I really enjoyed the book and it made me really emotional at times, I never wanted to put the book down. I read the book really fast because I enjoyed it, I also read the 2nd book. The 2nd book is called “The Infinite Sea”.
Rick Yancey is a fantastic writer one of the paragraphs that made me emotional was:
“You’re not the only one,” he says through gritted teeth”My twelve year old sister died in my arms. She choke to death on her own blood. And there was nothing I could do. It makes me sick, the way you act as if the worst disaster in human history somehow revolves around you. You’re not the only one who’s lost everything-not the only one who thinks they have found the one thing that makes any of this —- makes sense. You have your promise to Sammy, and I have you.”(page 174)
This paragraph played with my emotions. I even cried a little, Rick Yancey really knows how to get you involved with this book. I would rate this book a 9 1/2 out of 10. It deserves that score, and I would highly recommend it.