‘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.’ (Goodreads) (320 pages, 16th September 2014, Putnam Juvile)
I was sort of disappointed with this book. I loved the first book so much, so I might have overestimated this book, a little bit… too much. It wasn’t a bad book. It just felt short of something.
I know the first book is optioned to make a movie and they’re currently in production, so it won’t be long until we will see a few shots and even a trailer. And I have the feeling with this book that they rushed Rick Yancey to put out a book before the movie came out. This book could’ve been so much more. It lached in story, it lacked in character development. It just felt short for me.
3,5 out of 5 stars for me. I still liked it and I will definitely pick up the third book. But now I hope they give Rick Yancey the time to finish the book so it will be as good as the first.