Series: The 5th Wave (Book 2)
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile (September 16, 2014)
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How do you rid the Earth of seven billion humans? Rid the humans of their humanity.I am so sad that this book was such a disappointment.
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 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.
- Profanity: Very Heavy
- Sexual Content: Heavy (but brief)
- Violence: Heavy