books & reading reviews
Book Review: The Fifth Wave by Rick YanceyWednesday, May 25, 2016
Funny thing. Probably eight or so months ago (maybe more?), my friend gave me this thick book about aliens and told me I would enjoy it....
Funny thing. Probably eight or so months ago (maybe more?), my friend gave me this thick book about aliens and told me I would enjoy it. I wasn't really giving myself time to read at that point, so I threw it in the back seat of my car and it sat there for several months. Then earlier this year, when I made it a point to start reading again, I picked it up and took it in the house. I got to looking at it and realized it the alien movie that was coming out soon, and figured I should read it before the movie's release.
I actually really enjoy alien-related movies and television shows (Roswell, The X-Files), but I was truly surprised by how much I like the book. I fell in love with it pretty quickly, and couldn't put it down. I love the way the book is narrated through a few different viewpoints, so as you read you are discovering more and more about what's happening. So while each section is told from one of the character's point-of-views, you as the reader become omniscient because you're finding out all the truths.
As soon as I finished the book, I needed the second one, The Infinite Sea. I posted on Facebook asking friends if they had it, and when I woke the next morning and had no replies, I immediately hoped on Amazon and ordered it. (As of now, I'm still waiting for it.) The third book just came out this month, and I can't wait to devour it as well!
Have you read the trilogy? What were your thoughts?