The 5th Wave
 
 
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This book was utterly boring and it could not keep me hooked for more than 100 pages. The writing is unclear and the plot is fuzzy; I honestly had no idea what was happening in any point of this novel.

If I could give this book no stars I would. The author didn't know what he was doing. The love interest was written horribly. If he would have kept it like the beginning he would have had a great alien mystery.

4.5 stars I don’t know about you, but for me, every iteration of the “Next Big Thing in YA” hoopla now comes with attendant alarm bells. I am wary of hype; worn weary by hyperbolic accolades and extravagant marketing campaigns that vary from the invasively viral to the downright obnoxious. It all s...

See more reviews at YA Midnight Reads Thank you Penguin Teen for allowing me to read and review this book. No compensation was given or taken to alter this review. Additionally, all quotes taken were from the ARC copy so some may be altered of removed in the final copy. I recently got my first e...

First of all, I had a little laugh, looking at how many to people immediately marked The Monstrumologist as to-read, once they finished off with this book. Let me spoil the fun, by saying that book is not like this book. That book was an eye (haha) opening experience, and left me thinking while I...

5+ stars How can I describe a book with words, when there are no words to describe how fantastic this book was. From the first time I read the blurb of The 5th Wave, I wanted it. The earth has been visited by aliens, and they don't come in peace. And it's not like in the movies, where prominent ci...

If Divergent taught me anything, it’s to be wary of internet hype. Nowadays, when I see a book being marketed as The Next Big Thing with emphatic comparisons to other popular books and the promise of awesomeness of epic proportions, I immediately call ****. And by **** I mean that the pro...

When I first heard about THE 5th WAVE, the whole alien-takeover thing did not sound promising to me, but boy is this a terrific novel! It has a killer plot, but there is more at stake than survival—if humans become cruel and hardened, what is the point of surviving? This is a cut above THE HUNGER...

Anyone who follows my book haul vlogs or my Twitter probably knows how excited I was for this book. The preliminary reviews convinced me that this book and I were destined to have a great love affair, that it would break me emotionally, and end the fairly long streak of lackluster post-apocalytpi...

I didn't finish The 5th Wave, but not for lack of trying, mind you. I picked this book up with great excitement, determined to love it, and while the initial chapters were delightfully creepy, as were the opening and closing lines of the consequent chapters, the middle was disastrously boring. An...

Pitched as The Passage meets Ender's Game, The 5th Wave is already creating a lot of hype. I am not a sucker for hype, guys, especially in a genre that has, at times, been over-saturated. I didn't read much about The 5th Wave before beginning it, and I liked it that way. The first thing that captu...

Seen at Scott Reads It! The 5th Wave was easily one of most anticipated books of 2013. Penguin seriously caught my interest with their insanely fantastic advertising campaign for this book. After several Goodreads members compared this to The Hunger Games, I knew I had to read this. I was going...

The 5th Wave freaked me out. Big time. If I were going to stage an alien invasion, I couldn't manage it better than this one. Actually, this is much better than anything I could come up with. I'm just going to use it as my future invasion guidebook. The scariest thing is that I've seen elements o...

“If aliens ever visit us, I think the outcome would be much as when Christopher Columbus first landed in America, which didn't turn out very well for the Native Americans.” -- Stephen Hawking This is how The 5th Waveopens, with a quote from Stephen Hawking foreshadowing things to come, and immedi...

Biggest disappointment of year 2012: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Biggest disappointment of year 2013: The 5th Wave! And I stand by that statement. I was really looking forward to reading this book. Like REALLY! I am half-way through The Monstrumologist, Rick Yancey´s Middle-Grad...

The 5th Wave is one hell of a read! Man I could not put it down. I have not read a book where there were so many things going on and flowing together at the same time. I really enjoyed how Rick set up this world where the Aliens look and act just like humans so you don't know if the person is an...

Yancey, I expected something better. If you're looking for good sci-fi - look elsewhere. This is laugh out loud science fiction, borderline insulting. If you're looking for good YA - also, not going to find it here. Look, by itself, this isn't a terrible book. Probably 2.5 stars. But the 5th Wave is...

HOLY FREAKING SHHHHH... I don't even know what to say. It's 4 AM and I just finished the book and I am buzzing in my head, just... This book was just BADASS. Just cunning and brilliantly executed and just...badass. I was definitely pleasantly surprised by the direction this book took; it went beyo...

This book was good. I guess not as good as all the hype that seems to be growing around it. I even got a free sample minibook from Barnes and Noble so it seemed a really big deal. I will admit I am not a really big teen book reader. There is something about teen books that just does not always si...

This book whooshed from a four to a two star rating in double quick time. The most fun I've had in a long time, but by the time the last third of the 5th wave came along I had the feeling that this book was running on empty tanks. I still can remember parts of the early chapters vividly and that...

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