As I am trying to get through my TBR pile without buying any more books I finally found time to read the sequel to 5th wave a book I did have mixed feelings for but I am hoping that the sequel is going to be better. Anyway, it is time for a review.
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.
Taken from goodreads
With the first book, I did enjoy it but I thought that the first half of the it was very boring and bland and it took quite a while for me to start enjoying the read. It is the same with this book, the first 150 pages were quite dull as they were all in the same place basically doing the same thing the whole time. it is not till they start to adventure outside that things start to pick up and the book then becomes enjoyable to read.
It takes place only a few days after the ending of 5th wave so we get the same characters as we ended with which is great as after the events I became attached to the characters and wanted to know more about them. Therefore, I am glad that we now get three points of view and other than Cassies then we get to learn more about their lives and how they ended up together. I really enjoyed getting to know more about poundcake as he is a character that doesn’t speak so it was cool seeing why he chooses not to speak.
I do think the author goes into a lot of details about each character’s thoughts and helps the reader understand why they have done what they have done. This allows us to get a closer bond with the characters which is really needed in this sort of book as you never know when one of them is going to die. He also goes into a lot of detail about the area in which the characters are in and every piece of action that happens, with this it makes imagining the scene very easy and makes for a more enjoyable read.
The book is 300 pages but other than two chapters of Poundcake’s backstory then only two things really happened in the story. I really wished that they had included more with more of the characters but instead we go into a lot of detail with the two main points but I do wish they included more. Again, like in the first book you don’t know if the two points are going to meet but in the end, they do and it does explain a lot about the story.
I personally think that this book is better than the first as I think it allows us to find out more about the characters that we came to love in the first book, helps explain more about the aliens and what they are trying to do and what exactly the group can do to save the world. The first book was the introduction and this book shows us the plan of action hopefully that means the third will show us the execution of the plan.