Book Review: The 5th Wave

Rick Yancey, The 5th wave, chloe moretz4-star

Title: The 5th Wave

Author: Rick Yancey

Series?  Yes

Rating: 4/5

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“How do you rid the Earth of humans? Rid the humans of their humanity.”

With The 5th Wave, there’s intrigue and action from the get-go as we’re plopped unceremoniously into the midst of an apocalypse. The human race has been decimated by four previous waves of attack by mysterious beings. The methods they used to dispose of us are ruthless, designed not only to kill but to destroy our spirit, I thought it was like a modern iteration of the Plagues of Egypt. But God wasn’t behind these destruction, instead it was an alien race with unknown motives.  At the end of the 4th wave, our narrator, Cassie thinks she’s possibly the only human left on Earth. After all the horrors she’s witnessed, Cassie is understandably jaded and mistrustful.  Her only mission left in life is to find her little brother, who became separated from her earlier on in the plotline.

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