Book Review: The 5th Wave By Rick Yancey

Book Review by Molang B.

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The 5th Wave By Rick Yancey

The book starts off with introducing the main character — Cassie Sullivan. She is running away from the Others, aliens whose main goal is to wipe the earth of humans. Previous to the publication of the book, Cassie was separated from her brother, Sammy. On her journey toward finding Sammy, she encounters different obstacles.

This piece of literature is organized into different “sections” with different points of view. The author doesn’t tell the reader which point of view the section is in, so part of the fun is determining who it is, but it might only be for readers who appreciate a hidden challenge in a novel. When it is in Cassie’s point of view, she writes as if the book is her diary, so she talks to the reader personally.

I enjoyed reading this book, but during some parts, I felt as if the novel became uneventful and rather slow. The first part was mostly about Cassie’s life before the publication of the book, so it might intrigue some people. Afterwards, though, there was action, romance, and teddy bears.

The 5th Wave is very deep, so if you read it… prepare to be checked into reality.

“Before I found you, I thought the only way to hold on was to find something to live for. It isn’t. To hold on, you have to find something you’re willing to die for.”

Rick Yancey, The 5th Wave


Is that not the deepest thing you’ve read?

Wait, hold on… THERE’S MORE!

“We’d stared into the face of Death, and Death blinked first. You’d think that would make us feel brave and invincible. It didn’t.”

Rick Yancey, The 5th Wave

Just one more. I promise.


“His heart, the war.

Her face, the battlefield.”

Rick Yancey, The 5th Wave


Okay, I’m done.

Some people think that this book is a dystopian, but I think that it is just an alien book. It is mostly about aliens, not the usual dystopian plot. One last thing… THERE IS A CLIFFHANGER! Seriously, does the author want to kill me? Don’t worry though, the second book is already out, so stop by the library and pick it up along with this book. Trust me. You will read this in two days, and you will think, why didn’t I get the second book? I should’ve listened to Molang B. I feel you. It took me a couple of days to finish the book, and I regret not getting the second book along with it.

The 5th Wave series:

The 5th Wave

The Infinite Sea

The Last Star

The third book is not out yet. The expected publication date is May 24, 2016.

This book is being turned into a major motion picture on January 15, 2016.

“In case you’re an alien and you’re reading this: BITE ME.”

Rick Yancey, The 5th Wave


I couldn’t resist!