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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

My Thoughts: The Infinite Sea, By Rick Yancey

  • Series: The 5th Wave (Book 2)
  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Putnam Juvenile (September 16, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0399162429
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399162428

"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."- Amazon


My Thoughts:
The Fifth Wave was a book that's almost impossible to top. Filled to the brim with hard hitting drama, and ambitious spirit, it tackled the extinction of the human race head on - as opposed to slinking around it like many "Dystopian?"" prefer to do.

Unfortunately, this is where the comparisons to The Infinite Sea end. Whereas Fifth Wave rampaged through storylines with ill-contained vigour, its successor stalled at times, often brooding over the naivete of Humanity, and the hopelessness of Cassie`s reality. (Which wouldn't be a problem if it weren't half of the first novel, and a considerable chunk of the second)
"No hope without faith, no faith without hope, no love without trust, no trust without love. Remove one and the entire human house cards collapses"
In the character department Rick Yancey has switched it up a bit, with more focus on the Team effort instead of just "Ceavan". This is a welcome change in my mind, as it led to some well-deserved back story on Zombie, and Ringer, while setting up the groundwork for future additions. The only issue is, I'm not entirely sure that enough. Plot-wise the Infinite Sea didn't do much; I was actually surprised to see how little I'd come since browsing the blurb.

“It isn’t that the lies are too beautiful to resist. It’s that the truth is too hideous to face.

My Opinion? Unless you loved the first book, you won't like the sequel - Its not exactly worth 20 bucks.

My Rating: 3.9/5

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