Book Review – The 5th Wave

“How do you rid the Earth of humans? Rid the humans of their humanity.”
― Rick Yancey, The 5th Wave


I’m still not sure how I feel about this movie trailer but I must say that I believed the role of Chloe Grace Moretz more now for this lead. This book didn’t take the route I expected and actually had me wondering whose side I was on for a while. It should turn out to be an interesting movie, of course if it’s done right.

SPOILER ALERT

Seriously, there was a point in the book that I could NOT figure out who the aliens were… I felt like I knew but I didn’t KNOW. Maybe that was the point, maybe not but I liked the twist.

The aspect of the book that was most terrifying to me was the fact that you couldn’t tell the aliens from the humans just by looking. So on top of most people you know dying and the world being taken over by aliens, you can’t even know for sure if you can trust anyone you run into. It’s exhausting to the point of wondering if more people didn’t just step back and wonder if it was really worth fighting for. That’s morbid but when reading a book, you start wondering where you would be, what you’d be doing, and how you’d react. This book tests these feelings the whole way through.

SUMMARY

This is a good book. I can’t say it’s great, or terrible, but it’s good. It’s worth reading! There are twists and turns that leave you guessing but it really comes down to wondering which to believe more: your mind or your heart.

GRADE: B-

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