Anyone else over the trilogy happy dystopian and paranormal YA lit? This one stands out and is worth your credit and time.
Cassie feels like..Show More » the last human on earth after aliens have quietly invaded our planet. There are no grand explosions, little green men, or friendly visitors wishing to interact and understand our race. Stealthy and cunning, the "others" unleash several waves to eradicate the human race while preserving the Earth's natural resources. The plot is layered with well thought out details; feels like peeling an onion instead of gliding the surface of most successful dystopian trilogies. Writing style is thoughtful, smart, and insightful.
Cared about the characters, enjoying alternating viewpoints and narration by Cassie and other character (no spoilers). Their journey was a little like "Revolution," "The Walking Dead," and "The Road" woven into a teenage tapestry of action, adventure, and the power of perseverance. Found myself walking alongside characters to find food and shelter and feeling just as disturbed trying to figure out how to distinguish the enemy from other humans. Interesting to explore in this read. Highly recommend.
So the 5th wave keeps popping up on my suggestions, has excellent reviews, and the book short made it sound interesting. The series is good, but this ..Show More »second book is not as good as the first. It is still good though. The story is intriguing, the characters are engaging, and it's not the "same-old same-old" aliens conquer the earth while the ragged remnants of humanity defeat the evil alien overlords. Since I like that type of story, I liked this book **in spite** of it not being such. The one thing that was a bit distracting and takes away from the story in my opinion is when the author occasionally breaks into flowery and long winded descriptions that seem to be an attempt to be poetic. I still liked the series and will have to see how the reviews are on the third book before I decide if I want to buy it.