The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey + Movie Adaptation 

Book Review #43 

My rating: 4/5

‘Wildly entertaining…the pages turn themselves.’ JUSTIN CRONIN, NEW YORK TIMES

‘A modern sci-fi masterpiece.’ USA TODAY

‘The 5th Wave will thrill you, chill you, and challenge you to keep the pages turning fast enough.’ HYPABLE.COM

Goodreads Description

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.

My Review

  • This book started strong but ends predictably.
  • I sincerely chose this book to read solely because of the hype and buzz of the upcoming movie.
  • I love all the characters in the book. Except for The Others, of course.
  • The loving and affectionate relationship between Cassie and Sam is highly adored.
  • The romantic relationship. Not so much. Cassie choose wisely who you want to be with!! Or you’re really going to regret it.
  • I love the concept of the story. The twists and turns of every moment.
  • In the middle of the story, everything flows slowly.
  • Rick Yancey is a really talented author! His writing is really good and the ideas, just WOW!
  • Recommended.

My Movie Review

  • First of all, the casting people did a great job at casting. (Note to self: Hello! It’s their job to be good at it!)
  • I love Nick Robinson and his so-called macho act. Its too adorable.
  • I’m really rooting for Cassie to be with Evan rather than with Ben. Because he is all mine. (Kidding!)
  • In the book, Cassie is all about Ben Parish and bye-bye to Evan! I sincerely don’t and won’t care what will happen to you! But in the movie, Ben is the one who has a thing for Cassie. Excuse me, but Ben doesn’t even remember Cassie in the book! At all! Get things right people!
  • Reading the book gets really confusing but when I saw the movie, all my confusions has been explained.
  • All in all, it is a great adaptation! Other than the small pieces of sidetracked plotline from the book, I wouldn’t ask for a better adaption.
  • 4 stars!!
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