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Friday, September 12, 2014

Why I DNF'd THE INFINITE SEA (The Fifth Wave #2) by Rick Yancey

by Andye

Series: The 5th Wave (Book 2)
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile (September 16, 2014)
Language: English

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How do you rid the Earth of seven billion humans? Rid the humans of their humanity.

Surviving the first four waves was nearly impossible. Now Cassie Sullivan finds herself in a new world, a world in which the fundamental trust that binds us together is gone. As the 5th Wave rolls across the landscape, Cassie, Ben, and Ringer are forced to confront the Others’ ultimate goal: the extermination of the human race.

Cassie and her friends haven’t seen the depths to which the Others will sink, nor have the Others seen the heights to which humanity will rise, in the ultimate battle between life and death, hope and despair, love and hate.
 I am so sad that this book was such a disappointment.

I loved The Fifth Wave so much. I mean, 5-star-loved it! From beginning to end, that book had me captivated. So, you can imagine my disappointment when I finally decided . . .

I'm not finishing this book.

Excessive, redundant, unneeded, superfluous. These are the words that came to mind over and over as I was trudging through the first 2/3 of this book. I was just so bored. The first half of the book is filled with endless musings about all the whys, whens and hows these "others" were trying to annihilate the humans. I don't mind this being a part of the story, but it just went on and on, and nothing else happened.

I kept trying to push through.

I felt like if I could just keep going a little while longer, it would get better. I had faith. But in the end, I just have too many other books that need read to waste my time on a book that I have to force myself to keep reading.

In the end, I just didn't care anymore.

The story dragged so much that I just lost interest in it. The characters felt flat to me, the mystery lost its appeal, and the romance just died. Romance? What romance?

So I cheated.

I knew my friend, Jen from Jenuine Cupcakes, had just finished, check her blog for her review soon, so I just asked her to tell me how it ended. Let me just tell you, I enjoyed her summarizing more than the actual book. And after hearing how it ended, I can't say I'm sorry I didn't finish it. Double negative much? I think if I had kept reading, I would have just been even more annoyed.

Oh, P.S. This book is 2/3 or more from Ringer's point of view. And because I know most of you are wondering about the romance, there basically is none. 

In my opinion this was an unnecessary book.

It was filler. The few important parts of this book could have been added to the other books, and it could have been an awesome duology. As it is, I don't know if I'll even have the motivation to read book 3.

Dejectedly Yours, 

  • Profanity: Very Heavy
  • Sexual Content: Heavy (but brief)
  • Violence: Heavy


  1. ElisaAverageAdvocateSeptember 13, 2014 at 1:00 AM

    Trust me, the series gets better with each one. Andye didn't really like the first one, but loved the second. And I still have high hopes for Rowan. I heard Sarah Maas speak the other day and she hinted at hope!

  2. ElisaAverageAdvocateSeptember 13, 2014 at 1:03 AM

    I sorta wish she introduced 1/2 of the witches section in one of the previous books? At was rather random. It seemed like they could be a stand-alone to add to the series, like all the assassin novellas she made into a book. Regardless, I loved it, but it did seem like a lot and so different than the others because there was so much!

  3. ElisaAverageAdvocateSeptember 13, 2014 at 1:05 AM

    9!!!!? Whoa. Will have to check on that. Someday. Actually, I'll just wait until Andye tells me someday. She is my guru.

    Oh Rowan! I'll want you for 2 or 5 more books!

  4. ElisaAverageAdvocateSeptember 13, 2014 at 1:05 AM

    Nope, they be there. Not sure what should be done with them, though in the next!

  5. Ugh. I am so bummed to hear this! To be honest, I felt like a lot of the first book was filler, so this scares me right off the bat. I hate when second books are just fillers. Make it a two book series and be done with it if there's only enough story for two books. That's fine, that's lovely, the world won't collapse. I am so, so sorry this one didn't work out for you (especially since you loved the first- that is just the worst!) but, I am glad you were able to obtain an entertaining spoiler ;) Thanks for this great review, I am glad to know that I should keep my expectations low going into it!

  6. Yeah, or maybe just skip the first 2/3 of it! Haha! I honestly think you could and you wouldn't miss anything.

    Good luck, I hope you enjoy it more than I did!'

  7. I haven't read this series, and I heard great thing about the first book, I'm sorry you didn't like this one! UGH! Now I'm not sure I'll even pick it up. The firs one was recommended to me not too long ago. But I don't want to start a series and then not finish.

  8. Thanks for sealing the deal for me. I wasn't to impressed with The 5th Wave. I found a lot of it just pissed me off. But I was considering checking out The Infinite Sea, because I've read series where I disliked the first book and loved the others. I guess this will not be one of them. Sorry it was such a disappointment for you. Especially because you loved The 5th Wave. I hate when sequels fall so so short.

    Brittany @ This is the Story of My(Reading) Life

  9. If I were you, I'd wait for the last book to come out, and see what the reaction is. If everyone loves it, then check it out.

  10. Me too! It adds another layer of disappointment when you likes the first book so much, and had higher expectations for the second. If you didn't like the first book, I would definitely skip this one, if I were you.

  11. This makes me so sad! I was wondering if there was going to be any romance given the ending from The 5th Wave.

    I loved The 5th Wave as well, so I'm disappointed that this is a disappointment (haha!)

    Thanks for your honesty!

  12. There is . . . something that happens w/ Ringer. Actually another semi-love triangle. But it's not much, and it's weird, and a little disturbing. :(

  13. Noooooooo!!!! I've been waiting for this book and to hear this just makes me sad. :( I will still try it though, through a library copy.

  14. Yeah, definitely still give it a try, you never know! I know I loved the first book so much I would've still tried it even if I read negative reviews. ;)

  15. I had a feeling there was going to be a weird love triangle. Now I need to know what happens to Ringer....I'm afraid.

  16. Noooo. This is depressing. But I love your review. <3 Thank you for sharing sweetie :) But damn it. I'm so sad that this book was awful :( and boring. Doesn't sound good at all :\ I take it then.. that the person who died in book one isn't coming back in this one? Sigh. I also gave book one five stars. But to be honest, I remember little of it. As in. I don't even know who this Ringer person is. Don't remember her. HAH. Don't think I will read this book... but I have ordered three different editions of it :( SOBS. Sigh. I will peek, though ;p I'm sorry you couldn't finish it. <3

  17. Well, I'm not saying he didn't come back... But IF he did, it wasn't for very much. Haha

    Yeah I was just not interested in Ringer at all. :/

  18. If you're a fan of Ringer (and like lots of elaborate ponderings) you may like this more than I did.

  19. LOL :D You are awesome. <3 But damn it. Now I'm even more unhappy, lol. Will peek at the ending, though, maybe I want to read it :) I doubt it ;p

    Aw. That sucks :(

  20. Someone on goodreads just asked me to recap the story and spoil them, so I wrote it all out. :P

  21. Ohh :D But hmph. I see nothing on your goodreads profile? Did you message it? Now I'm curious, hih :)

  22. Hahaha, were you trying to get spoiled??? Yeah, it was a message :P

  23. Hah, maaaaybe :D But I can wait. <3 my copies have been shipped. So probably here soonish. Maybe. Anyway. I just read the USA Today review and it bothers me a bit :( "While Cassie (and her Evan/Ben love triangle)" Isn't this triangle shit done with? UGH. Is it over with at the end of the book? :)

  24. Yeah, there's no love triangle. Cassie loves Evan, the end. Pretty sure they'll be something w/ Ringer & Ben, but not in this book. In this one, Ringer has a weird thing w/ some other guy who shows up.

  25. Oh, good :) That makes me happy. Though that review was evil, then. Hmph. I'm not sure I care about that at all, to be honest, hah :D though if I do read this book, I might care for Ringer. <3 I didn't care much for Ben in book one. Sigh. But yeah. I do not like love triangles no matter what :\

  26. Now I'm scared to read it because I trust your opinions on books. Ughhhhhhhh

  27. Aww! You never know! Just have low expectations and maybe you'll like it!! :)


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