The 5th Wave (#1) by Rick Yancey - Review

by Rick Yancey

I don't usually read alien related books, but I like the post-apocalyptic one, more over the movie was coming out last year so I had to read it.

As Stephen Hawking said: "If alien ever visit us, I think the outcome would be much as when Christopher Columbus first landed in America, which didn't turn out very well for the Native Americans". And that's exactly what happens in Rick Yancey's first installment of The 5th Wave Trilogy.

The Others have arrived on earth, and they seems to have the clear intent of eradicate the human race. Four waves have taken place on earth, the 1st knock down all the power, the 2nd made the earth shake to its root, with the 3rd wave disease spread across the world, by the 4th wave the Others took human shape so no one could be trust it anymore. The book starts of from the dawn of the 5th wave, Cassie is running away from Them, the ones that look human and roam the countryside killing the last survivor. Cassie trust nobody and she is alone in her fight to rescue her brother.

The atmosphere of loneliness, sadness and distrust that surrounds our heroine Cassie, pulled me entirely into this book, while I couldn't care less for others characters view. She was the only one with a rounded and full personality that deserved reading. Don't get me wrong the others narrating voices were good, but while reading them I was always feeling impatient to read  again from Cassie point of view.
When books chance point of view from chapter to chapter it's really hard to get the reader to love all the character, Leigh Bardugo did an amazing job in alternating the narration in Six of Crows but it something quite unique that I did miss in this book. 
Nevertheless of all that is wrong with this book, and there are a lot of things that I wouldn't have close an eye upon in other books, I really liked it and was in a rush to get my hand on the second book.


The movie trailer with Chloe Grace Moretz :