Raise your hand if you’re excited about The 5th Wave movie!
Is your hand raised like ours are? We sure hope so!
We are eagerly anticipating the film adaptation of Rick Yancey’s series. So much so, that we wanted to share with you a couple reviews, the movie trailer, the NEW movie tie-in cover, AND A WICKED AWESOME GIVEAWAY!!!
(This post contains reviews for both The 5th Wave and The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey, which are the first two books in The 5th Wave series.)
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.
How do you rid the Earth of humans? Rid the humans of their humanity.
In The 5th Wave, humanity is being destroyed by aliens, who have been rolling out phases of different types of destruction, in waves. We follow a few characters as they try to survive the best they can and fight for their humanity. It is told from multiple POV’s, whether it be Cassie, Ben, Sammy, Ringer, or Evan. They are all in a different place, for the most part, and somehow come together later on.
At first, the book does get off to what feels like a slow start. I have heard many complaints about how it is too long, slow moving, or boring, or unnecessarily long winded. I do not feel that way. Will I agree that the start feels slow? Yes. But I just kept going and things got much more exciting, and started moving much faster. This book also gives you a lot to think about. What is it that makes us human, and at what point do we lose that? These characters have a lot of time to think, and then we end up thinking too. There is a good bit of action in the end too, which is always fun.
But I must warn you now, if you plan to read these books, you will probably feel the need to pick a team: Ben or Evan (I also refer to him as “that other guy”). I adore Ben. I also really love Cassie, I do. But I think she makes questionable decisions sometimes. Just sayin’.
That’s the cost. That’s the price. Get ready, because when you crush the humanity out of humans, you’re left with humans with no humanity.
In other words, you get what you pay for, motherfucker.
RATING: 5 STARS!
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.
The Infinite Sea was easily another 5 stars for me. In The Infinite Sea, we pick up basically right where we left off in The 5th Wave. You remember when I told you The 5th Wave was long? Slow moving? Well I was shocked when The Infinite Sea arrived and was much shorter. What made it very different from the first book though, was that it was action packed! Sometimes, things were just happening so quickly, and it was so exciting.
A lot of this story was told from Ringers POV, which bothered me because I really couldn’t stand her, but by the end of The Infinite Sea, she had really grown on me, and some pretty interesting changes had happened to her. I still love Cassie, and I still adore Ben. But then we got a new character – RAZOR. I love Razor. His sense of humor is the best. I am a sucker for a funny guy. His personality just won me over, and his struggle between his duty as a soldier and his beliefs and feelings made for a really dynamic character. While there are a few tiny romantic story lines in these books, they are not a large part of the story, which I kind of love. So if you go into this looking for romance, you will be disappointed. Im sure more will come of them in the final book, but for now, it is not even important. This book is lots of action packed goodness. Love it.
I was so excited to hear about The 5th Wave movie adaptation! It will be in theaters on January 15, 2016. I love that Chloe Grace Moretz was cast as Cassie, I love her.
And Nick Robinson… OMG best choice ever for Ben. I just fell in love with his adorableness on Melissa and Joey, so I love him as my Ben.
How adorable, right????
Liev Schreiber was cast as Vosch, which is going to be amazing. I am so excited for the adaptation! Next May, we will get the final book in the series as well. 2016 is a big year for Rick Yancey!
RATING: 5 STARS!
Check out the trailer below, and make sure to add the books to your TBR and read The 5th Wave before it hits theaters! (We all know you should read the book before the movie. Lol!)
Check out the new movie tie-in cover for book 1:
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