Book Review: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancy

Goodreads Synopsis: 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.


The first third of the book had me intrigued, I’ve always loved the idea of alien invasion (when it comes to books/movies, not real life). The middle part bored me to the point where I didn’t touch the book for a week. It was repetitive and bland details about soldier training and the “romance” with Cassie. The parts with Cassie and Evan had me rolling my eyes so much I nearly went blind. I buzzed through the last part just so I could finish the book.

I’m not a fan of Cassie, I was at first, but then she turned very rude and arrogant. I could not connect to her at all (or any of the characters in this book for that matter). I kept forgetting that she was supposed to be sixteen, I kept picturing a snobby know-it-all thirteen year old.

Zombie’s part wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be after reading reviews. I still found him unbelievably annoying… And Evan creeped me out to the max. Why has stalking become the new way to court a romantic interest?!

I really have zero interest in finishing the series, or even spoiling it for myself. I will happily watch the movie when it comes out. Maybe they will do some much needed improvements.

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