Title: The 5th Wave
Author: Rick Yancey
Series: The 5th Wave (#1)
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Source: I received an e-copy of this book from the publisher - via NetGalley - in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion on the book; it's my true opinion only.
The 5th Wave is an incredibly hyped up book in the BookTube world. Normally when a lot of people will say a book is "really good" and "amazing", then surely it must be good, right? Wrong. Not everyone will "love" a book as I found out myself. I honestly don't know why this book was hyped really... I will give my reasons without spoiling.
I attempted to go into this book by not setting myself too high.
The writing really is phenomenal. Straight away I was glued at the beginning and I was like "Yes.
Aliens are an interesting subject, and a connection between a human and an alien...me likey that idea.
I really like Cassie as a main character. She tells the story well, and I was really interested in hearing about her life & story. I like how it was written in 1st person.
Normally I don't have a problem with multi-perspectives, but when you end up getting SO many people telling their parts of the story, it gets SO confusing!! Half the time I didn't know who was talking x_x
What I thought was stupid was having perspectives from Sammy and "Zombie". I just thought it pointless and didn't make a difference to me. It just felt like Rick Yancey needed a space to be filled, and that's what he did.
I found like I wanted to force myself to read past it and go back to Cassie and Evan. Their part of the story was more interesting.
I also liked Evan. I wanted to know more about him, and I hope we get to see more of him in the sequel. I demand it!
I like how it was dark in places and very serious. It was even humorous at times! (which I liked).
I really like the cover to the book. It's kind of relaxing in a way, yet spooky.
The ending to the book was strange. I still don't know what really happened. Things were left unexplained. Maybe they will be explained in the sequel. I sincerely hope so!
I'm in no way giving this book a mean bash. I did really enjoy it, just didn't "love" it like some people did. I think the hype did ruin it for me in honesty. I will still read the sequel though.
I gave this book four out of five stars. In my opinion, it still has room for improvement. I just hope it gets better in the next book.
If you like aliens in a dystopian world, then definitely give this a try. A lot of people have enjoyed this - and who knows - maybe you will too? =)
I hope you have enjoyed this review.
Happy reading =)