by Rick Yancey
Published by: Penguin
Genres: Dystopian, Science Fiction
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
Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey made my top ten list in 2013, so I was eager to begin The Infinite Sea, the second book in the trilogy. Aliens, human survival and a small group of characters told in multiple perspectives delivers us back into this war torn world. While I think the book suffered middle book syndrome I closed the book impressed by Yancey and the world that holds me captive.
- Aliens, danger, human struggle and bonds between unlikely allies are all aspects I love about the Fifth Wave trilogy. Infinite Sea shares multiple perspectives from key characters and picks up shortly after the climatic ending of Fifth Wave. The world is terrifying at times and no one, I mean no one can be trusted. I love how it kept me on edge, and at times holding my breath.
- The gang has made base in a hotel infested with rats. *god help us* The plan is to wait for Evan, and Cassie refuses to lose faith. Ringer gives us our main pov, but we get those of Evan, Cassie and a new character. While folks weren’t happy about all the time spent with Ringer, I have to say the girl is kickass and I enjoyed this aspect.
- Infinite Sea, like its predecessor is strong on details. Yancey vividly paints this bleak dark world. The next wave is a horrific one and it is clear these aliens will stop at nothing. The developments concerning Evan was interesting and I loved that Yancey took time to further develop secondary characters. We get answers and learn their next move, but with those tidbits came a whole basket of questions. I for one cannot wait for the final novel expected to be released in 2015.
- We jump right into the story and between the nicknames, changing pov’s and time between books it took me a little time to settle in.
- While I loved the multiple pov’s it often left me feeling pulled between the threads and occasionally stopping to double check whose narration it was.
- Could there be a triangle emerging? *GRRR*
- Despite intense scenes, and some answers there was very little movement in the book. It felt more like a fleshing out, setting the scene, bridge building novel.
Overall, I was satisfied with Infinite Sea. I am a huge fan of the series and will devour the final book when it releases. While this didn’t have the same impact on me as Fifth Wave, it still was an impressive novel and still out shines many a trilogy in this genre.
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