Arrow Review #24 – The Infinite Sea

The Infinite Sea By Rick Yancey

Rating: 4/5 Stars
Series: The 5th Wave, #2
Length: 300 Pages
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The hugely anticipated follow-up to the New York Times bestselling The 5th Wave, hailed by Justin Cronin as “wildly entertaining.”

For Cassie Sullivan and the rest of Earth’s remaining human survivors, the situation was already desperate when the 5th Wave hit. It’s about to get worse.

No one yet knows the depths to which Earth’s conquerors—the Others—will sink in order to rid the Earth of the human infestation, nor have they guessed the heights to which the human spirit can reach. Characters introduced in Book One will come to the fore—and others will face the ultimate test.

Readers will watch in awe as the Others give their answer to Cassie’s defiance.


In the second book of the series, I was more into the series than the first book. I loved the fact that there was more point of views and we learned more from different characters. The fact that Ringer was going to be the primary narrator shocked me and at first I did not like it. Was it because I was used to Cassie telling the story? I don’t think so. I believe I just didn’t like how Ringer was speaking in the beginning of the book. However, when Ringer took over at the end, they way she told the story from her point of view was much better and I actually enjoyed seeing the world through her eyes.

Now, some of the characters should have had a better impact like Cassie for example. She was just a major character in the first book and I felt that she was severely demoted in this book. I understand that it was a different POV in this book, but I felt that her presence should have been known more, even when it was her turn to tell something in the book. It sort of feels that the main focus was Ringer and when it came to what to put in between, there wasn’t much of an idea and whatever came to mind was just written down. In a way, it was like you know the beginning and ending of the series is good, but the middle is just a blur. Hopefully this will be better in the finale.

I also felt like everything was revealed in this book and some should have been left for the last book to make it more interesting. When I read the last book, I want to be shocked by something I didn’t see coming in this book or the first book. Maybe there is going to be something, but I felt like there was no thing left. I want to be excited. I’m sure I will be, but I can do is hope for it.

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