The 5th Wave #3
Audible Audio Edition
Listening Length: 9 hours and 17 minutes
Program Type: Audiobook
Publisher: Listening Library
Scheduled Audible.com Release Date: May 24, 2016
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Following the major motion picture release starring Chloë Grace Moretz, the heart-stopping finale to the New York Times best-selling 5th Wave series"Let no one despair, even though in the darkest night the last star of hope may disappear".
The enemy is Other. The enemy is us. They're down here, they're up there, they're nowhere. They want the Earth, they want us to have it. They came to wipe us out, they came to save us.
But beneath these riddles lies one truth: Cassie has been betrayed. So has Ringer. Zombie. Nugget. And all 7.5 billion people who used to live on our planet. Betrayed first by the Others and now by ourselves.
In these last days, Earth's remaining survivors will need to decide what's more important: saving themselves...or saving what makes us human.
Life goes on. You get sick, you get better, but life goes on. This is not what happens in this series. Everyone must die, and if you survive, the Others will get rid of you. That is the mission and it must be done. Whether they, themselves, kill humanity or have human kill themselves. It must be done at the end.
Not to give any spoilers but this book left me speechless. From the very first words, I should've been prepared. Rick gives you clues and if you put them together then you should know the outcome. Regardless, if you put these together or not, the ending is still devastating. Just remember this is not a love story, not that kind of romance type of book. No, this is a battlefield story and in a war there must be sacrifices. Whether you like it or not.
Now, since I won't be giving out spoilers, I will tell you Rick Yancey will answers your questions in The Last Star. Yes, you will learn more about Ringer. You will still cheer for her and her bravery. She will lie, oh the lies, but she will be her best. She will fall thousands of feet, she will fight, she will be used as a weapon, she will surrender, she will endured and she will get her revenge. Cheers to you, my brave friend.
"You're the thing worth dying". Oh Evan, why must you make us swoon? Stop with your cuteness. Stop smiling, stop making us fall in love with you. So many sweet moments from the very beginning of this book. From the whole "it's your fault Sam is dirty" to doing everything in your power to help others. Between Evan and Cassie, these two will make you swoon but also laugh.
As for Cassie... She's more sarcastic, protective and braver than ever. I loved her, and I loved her cleverness. She is humanity and she's proud. In the mist of darkness her hope lit up the world. She is the last star, she is humanity and she's willing to do everything to keep Sam safe. She's an amazing role model and I applause her for her courage.
Although the ending left me shocked, I somehow expected this to happen. It makes sense in this story... even though I was worried it would end this way, once I read it, I was at ease. It was easy (still heartbreaking) to accept it because again, it makes sense. As I mentioned before, this is not a romance story but a war. A war to fight for humanity and survival. A story of hope and sacrifices.
Overall, I loved the audiobook. It was so easy to follow these characters and the story. I enjoyed how these narrators mimic some characteristics of each the characters, specially Cassie. I pictured Chloe reading this to me, as she was great as Cassie. The way they narrated this story was done so SO well. Their voices are not the types you tune out, but the opposite. You pay attention to every word they read.
As for the story itself... gosh, I'm still trying to process everything! So many things to think about and the hope it brings... The ending may be sad but realistic. When one sees a love one suffer, one will do the unimaginable and will sacrifice everything to ensure the other person's happiness.
"Forgiveness is born out of love".