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Book Review: The Infinite Sea (The 5th Wave #2) by Rick Yancey

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16131484The Infinite Sea (The 5th Wave #2) by Rick Yancey

Kindle Edition, 320 pages
Published September 16th 2014 by Putnam Juvenile
Source: The Library

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. – Goodreads

Review: Overall, the book was wow. It picks up right away from where the first book, The 5th Wave, ended. They are holed up in a motel and Cassie is waiting for Evan. Ben… you have no chance anymore… Its all about Evan now. To say the least that the team has been through a lot is saying something. They need to find a more permanent shelter especially now that there are more of them and they need to find the other survivors. The plan they have seems solid. Until of course things go wrong, as they are likely to do during an alien invasion. Ringer takes on a more main character role in the books than she did in the first and we see her transform from the bratty doesn’t believe in anything, doesn’t care about anyone to understanding Evan and who he is as well as understanding more about the aliens and who they are.
Cassie– Cassie is still kicks butt but not as much as in the first, I feel like that is because we had to learn more about Ringer and her journey. However, we see her making the choice between the guys basically as she sees how broken Ben is and so is Evan, however, mentally broken versus body broken is different. We see how much she cares about both of them as well as Nugget. I feel like she also takes a step back because she feel left out of the team as they all have their military nicknames and she doesn’t and they all know each and her brother isn’t the same anymore, he is harder and tries to act less like a child and more like a soldier.
Ringer– Ringer and Cassie do not get along. Ringer doesn’t want to believe anything Cassie tells her about the Silencers or Evan or surviving outside the compound it seems like. We also learn about her history and why she is the way that she is. But then her story changes as she also begins to experience love or atlas liking someone and then her story really changes as she realizes about her connections to other people especially Teacup and what she is willing to do for her. She also discovers the truth about the aliens after her capture and what they do to her makes her understand Evan more. The way she also saw the world and how she changes makes me root for her.
Ben– Ben is just broken. He has kind of given up and Cassie is trying to pick him up to make him want to live, we don’t really get his perspective in this book.
Evan– Evan is sticking to his save Cassie, must save Cassie at all costs. He is willing to sacrifice himself again to save Cassie. He is totally in love with her. After the explosion of the base in 5th Wave his body is more or less broken. He is rescued by another Silencer who tries to make him fall in love with her but even with the broken body he finds Cassie and there things go bonkers. I feel like he sacrifices too much for Cassie and she is getting annoyed with it because she wants him to stay with her and not die.
Overall, the book was fast paced and I couldn’t put it down. The next and last book in the trilogy is coming out in May 24th and I can’t wait to get it to read. I wonder who Cassie will finally choose and if the Others are going to win in the end or not. I’m also really curious on what’s happening with Ringer and how it will affect the group.
5 out of 5
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