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La Quinta Ola (2013)

by Rick Yancey(Favorite Author)
4.15 of 5 Votes: 4
8427204221 (ISBN13: 9788427204225)
The Fifth Wave
review 1: What is with modern society and its obsession with the end of all ends? Just look at all the dystopian books that are out there, stories where humanity is on the brink of extinction. And I suppose it is quite easy to put Rick Yancey’s ‘The 5th Wave’ in that same category, because that is pretty much what it is, but it is also more then that. ‘The 5th Wave’ is not only a deeply interesting story, but it is a mirror; a mirror to our whole society asking ‘What does it really mean to be human?’Yancey’s engaging story follows a number of dynamic characters as they try and survive an alien invasion, but everything is twisted in Yancey’s take on the end of the world as the lines between good and evil blur and the reader is thrown into a world of danger and distr... moreust. The main protagonist in novel is Cassie, a rich, deeply relatable character who is going through real struggles in a hauntingly real Armageddon in which humanity is nearly wiped off the face of the earth. Dealing with such a trauma leaves Cassie both mentally and physically destroyed as she clings to one final thing; hope.Yes, yes, I know how corny that probably sounded, but Yancey writes realistically, manipulating all the conventions of your everyday alien invasion; one where they don’t destroy us with laser guns, but with our own humanity. Such a unique take on the latest YA ‘craze’ makes ‘The 5th Wave’ a substantial stand out and really pushes the boundaries with a deep philosophical take on what it truly means to be human. Throw in some bewildering twists, realistic characters and intertwining storylines and you have a truly fantastic novel. ‘The 5th Wave’ truly deserves a 5th star. Hats off Mr. Yancey, hats off!
review 2: Wow. Just wow. A round of applause for Rick Yancey, a brilliant mind. This book had me hooked from the chilling first page with the owls. It was all uphill from there. The brilliantly written characters have me examining their every move, and because of how Yancey has written it, every move counts. Their development is extraordinary, from Cassie to Zombie. The plot is like playing a game of cards. You have your hand, which are your predictions. You don't know how this will end, but you keep playing because it's fun. Your opponent has a hand completely hidden from you unless you have a very keen eye, but where you're going is still a guess. Your opponent finally shows his hand, and he had a pretty good poker face, because his hand was devastatingly amazing. I can't wait to read more about Ringer. I'm not sure why, but she has me intrigued. She's very sullen, yet she's very witty and cracks a joke every once in a while. Ringer is one of those characters that you look at and think that they won't matter, but as you delve into a backstory(which I hope becomes more prominent for Ringer!) you learn to love and cherish these characters. (Take Isabelle Lightwood from The Mortal Instruments, for example). Most of the characters were like this, but Ringer most definitely fits into that description best. All in all, this book was amazing and I cannot wait for a sequel. I couldn't put it down. Please, do yourself a favor and pick it up. You won't regret it. less
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A good start to a series...am looking forward to the second!
Great book, similar to the host excited for the next book!
good, needs a after book
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