Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Review: The 5th Wave By: Rick Yancey

The 5th Wave (The Fifth Wave, #1)The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I could not put this one down!!! A MUST read!!
"It's been a long time since humans were prey animals. A hundred thousand years or so. But buried deep in our genes the memory remains: the awareness of the gazelle, the instinct of the antelope. The wind whispers through the grass. A shadow flits between the trees. And up speaks the little voice that goes, Shhhh, it's close now. Close."

Breathless and beautifully written, prose and poetry in a story that will have you horrified and devouring the pages.

Cassiopeia Sullivan is living despite the odds. The first wave, all power gone - The second wave, water swallowing the coast - The third wave, a disease that was plague like - The fourth wave, the silencers -- She knows the fifth is right around the corner, but has no idea just how scary the truth is.
Cassie is not alone, Ben Parish, her brother Sammy, and the mysterious Evan Walker each play a part in this amazing tale.

Questions arise after reading this - questions about humanity, about who to trust when you can trust no one, and as Stephen Hawkins (quoted in the book) said, "If aliens ever visited 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."

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