Saturday, August 13, 2016

Review: The Infinite Sea

This is the second book in the series and will contain spoilers for The 5th Wave.

Title: The Infinite Sea (The 5th Wave #2)
Author: Rick Yancey
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Year published: 2014
How I got this book: Listened to it as an audiobook through the app Storytel
My rating: 3 stars

Goodreads synopsis:
 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.

My thoughts:
I went into this book with really low expectations. I thought The 5th Wave finished at an exciting place, and was excited to read more. But the reviews of this book, and the next, are absolutely horrible. So many people disliked this book, and I understand why, after reading it myself. But I also understand those who did like this book.

I felt like so much stuff happened in this book, yet I also got the feeling that nothing really happened. They weren't any closer to beating the Others, and the Others weren't any closer to beating them.

Ringer made this book for me, without her I would have disliked it, a lot. Cassie got on my nerves, and so did Evan. I found their romance-thing totally misplaced and inappropriate in this book, and it just annoyed me. It got to the point that I wanted one them to die so they would stop.

We get to read a lot of this book through Ringer's perspective, which I really enjoyed. I found her part of the story the most interesting, and she's a great character. We also got to know the past of Poundcake, one of the members of Zombie's squad, and I greatly enjoyed that as well.

I don't really know how I feel about this book, but I know that I'll read the last book in the series as well. If you really enjoyed reading The 5th Wave, I will suggest picking it up, but to remember that most people don't like this as much as the first one.

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