Title: The 5th Wave
Genre: YA Dystopian
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Date Published: May 7, 2013
After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.
Now, it's the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth's last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie's only hope for rescuing her brother--or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.
Even though I don't usually like to compare books, I couldn't help but notice how much like The Host by Stephanie Meyers this was. Although this was a sci-fi with some romantic elements, and not a sci-fi romance. Also, this one was much cooler in my opinion.
For a bit, I kept getting Ben and Evan mixed up. That was confusing and frustrating, but I figured it out before too long.
One thing I really liked was, as soon as I thought I'd figured something out, I'd realize I was so very wrong. It was amusingly frustrating.
There's a second book, and I've got myself on the waitlist for it at the library since I don't have a time limit for it. Also, I'm prepared to judge the movie harshly as soon as I see it.
I really liked this one, and I didn't want it to end... and I missed sleep because of it! Also, they mention their grandma but call her Nan-Nan, I have one of those! I've never seen it used anywhere else. That was exciting for me, because that's who I am as a person.
Anyway, I highly recommend this one. Especially to anyone planning on seeing the movie.