Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Book Review: The 5th Wave (The 5th Wave, Book 1), by Rick Yancey

The 5th Wave (The 5th Wave, book 1)
By: Rick Yancey
ISBN-10: 0399162410
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Cassie Sullivan’s life is turned upside down when aliens invade Earth with the intent of wiping out humanity—one “wave” at a time. Miraculously, Cassie survived all four of the attacks that erased most of the population. But she knows the aliens, also known as the Others, aren’t finished yet, and she’s ready to make a last stand against them—even if she dies in the process.

It includes:

• Violence (gruesome descriptions of death and injuries)
• References to virginity and sex
• Nudity
• Kissing
• Profanity (a few F-words, godd*mn, sh*t, b*tch, h*ll, and d*mn)

This is the first in a young adult post-apocalypse trilogy. The story is told from multiple point of views, and is very intense. Language and sexual references are used crudely throughout, and some violent scenes are quite icky.

Readers who enjoy post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller novels like The 5th Wave might also like The Darkest Minds, by Alexandra Bracken, Gone, by Michael Grant, and:

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