GENRE: Young Adult; Sci-Fi
SERIES: The Fifth Wave
PUBLISHER: Published September 16th 2014 by Putnam Juvenile (first published 2014)
Blurb: 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. (Provided by Goodreads)
REVIEW: Yancey has retained the same level of intensity here in the Infinite Sea as he has in the first book. The fast-paced flow in every turn of pages and the compelling charm of the vehement and intrepid characters.
I believed Yancey has put extreme concentration and poured his soul molding his characters because they are totally remarkable. He made sure that his characters won’t cease to exist or be long forgotten to oblivion without them leaving a trail.
Ringer and Zombie truly left a deep mark in me as they showed pure vehemence and unshaken faith to what they are fighting for. It is as though the entire story revolved around Ringer and her character has thrown Cassie into the back seat. Cassie’s character reminds me a mundane adolescent who has her heart on top of her head. I used to think Yancey has typified her character in the story as an ordinary girl who will set everything back in the end. Cassie has a subtracted amount of bravery and cautiousness in the Infinite Sea as she’d been in The Fifth Wave, only because of the romance personified that is Evan Walker.
The story progressively unraveled imminent threats to anticipate the readers for a bigger catastrophic war to come. Backed-up with extraterrestrial and scientific explanation, it also gave a preview of the vista of the battle that awaits at the heights of humanity. Yancey’s characters are walking on a tightrope but they will end all wars in the name of love, hope, life and death.