Book Review #108 – The 5th Wave, by Rick Yancey

Hello readers!

Here is my review for The 5th Wave, by Rick Yancey.

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After the 1st wave, only darkness remains.
After the 2nd, only the lucky escape.
And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive.
After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.

Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother–or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.



  • not really what I was expecting
  • the first part is actually genius
  • amazing world building



  • very cliché
  • not sure about all the POV chapters changing all the time



Honestly, I decided to read this just to see what the fuss was about. This is one of the books I remember the most when discovering YA but I never got around to read it. But hey, better late than never, right? I was blown away by part one. It kept me at the edge of my seat and hearing about the aliens’ attacks was amazing. Actually, I’m pretty sure the aliens were by far my favourite part of this story. They’re mean and powerful and pretty cool at the same time (well, I’m not the only being invaded and slaughtered so I can say that). Zombie’s chapters were my favourite because they were definitely more interesting than the romance and stillness of Cassie’s. Yeah, this can be totally cliché, specially some parts of the plot and the love triangle, and I rolled my eyes pretty hard at times but I had a great time reading it. I’ll definitely pick the rest of the series, which is a feeling I never thought I would have regarding these books!

Any fans of this series here? Let me know your opinions, please!

See you guys soon,



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