The 5th Wave Review

The 5th Wave Review

Title: The 5th Wave

Author: Rick Yancey

Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian, Sci-fi

Rating: 4/5

Synopsis: Goodreads

Buy book: Book Depository

Review: Okay, so I finished this book last night and I’m still not completely over it. I am in love with this novel and Rick Yancey’s writing. There are so many strong points in this book and Yancey not only uses descriptive language to tell the story but his sentence structure reflects what is happening too! There are so many things I enjoyed about this book but there were also some things I disliked.

The storyline was great and has you hooked right from the beginning. Yancey also did an excellent job of creating strong, lovable characters. I felt so much for these characters. Especially Nugget and Zombie. Nugget is such a sweet and innocent character and he definitely holds a special place in my heart. I worried about what would happen to him throughout the whole book. Zombie was strong, brave and did what he could to help others and he was just such a brilliant character. Having Cassie as the main protagonist was brilliant. She was independent and strong and could look after herself when the situation got bad.The action scenes in this novel are some of the best action scenes I’ve read. They were very descriptive but didn’t drag on to the point you got bored. I also loved the fact that none of these characters were indestructible. As they got injured they carried on and would deal with their injuries afterwards (which did happen a lot). There’s also a few twists in the story and for me that makes a book even better! Yancey did a brilliant job of keeping you guessing throughout the book and it was unpredictable.

Now for the minor things I disliked. As I said earlier on, the book has you hooked right from the start but I was also slightly confused at first about what was happening. However, the confusion didn’t last long as I finally got a grip of the story a few chapters in. I loved that each part was from a different character’s point of view but I disliked that you had to sometimes guess who’s POV you were reading as it didn’t give it away straight away. This is most obvious in the second part called ‘Wonderland.’ You didn’t actually find out whose POV it was until the end. Like most YA books out there, there was a small romance mixed in with this storyline. Although it didn’t drag on throughout the whole book, it was a romance that happened pretty much instantly and didn’t really seem realistic.

Overall this is an incredible novel and I’m now about to start The Infinite Sea. I’m praying it’s just as good as The 5th Wave and I hope it actually answers all the questions left unanswered in the first book. If you’re interested in books such as The Hunger Games and Divergent then I highly recommend it to you as it’s something you will most likely enjoy! I’m so glad I bought this book and I can see me reading it again some time in the future.

July TBR

July TBR

Happy Friday guys! I finally have time to post my TBR list for July. I’m hoping this month is much better than last as I had such a bad reading month in June. I’m going on holiday soon too so that means I can just chill at the pool and beach and have more reading time too. I was given a few books last month in exchange for a review so this month will be spent reading them and I’ll finally have more reviews up too! So here we go with the list!

The 5th Wave – Rick Yancey

Synopsis/Buy Book – Book Depository

This was on my TBR last month but unfortunately I didn’t get to read it. I started it the other day and I’m about halfway through and I’m already in love with it! The storyline is so good and I love the characters! I’m really looking forward to finishing it.

The Infinite Sea – Rick Yancey

Synopsis/Buy Book – Book Depository

Again, this was on my list last month so I’m looking forward to reading it after The 5th Wave. Hopefully it’s just as good!

Soulmates – Nicole Dykes


Synopsis – Goodreads

This is the first book in the Soulmates series and Nicole was lovely enough to give me the full series in exchange of an honest review! I’m looking forward to reading it. The other books in the series are called Fate and Rebound!

First – Chanda Stafford


Synopsis/Buy book – Book Depository

Again, I was given this book in exchange of an honest review and I’m really looking forward to it!

The Blackmail Of Evelynn Faust – Shirley Anne Edwards


Synopsis/Buy book – Book Depository

I requested this book on Reading Alley and was thrilled to find it had been accepted so again, this is a book I will review once I’ve read it and I can’t wait!

So there we have it. A total of 7 books! Here’s hoping I can get them all read this month!

Have you guys read any of these books? What did you think and what books are on your TBR list this month?

June TBR list

June TBR list

Okay so we’re three days into June and I’ve finally decided on the books I want to read this month.

1. Old Kingdom Series* – Garth Nix

2. Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland (ebook) – Lewis Carroll

3. The 5th Wave Series – Rick Yancey

This is all I have for now since I want to read two series’ this month but if I add more then I’ll make sure to update this!!

Have you guys read any of these books? If so, leave a comment and let me know what you thought of them! 🙂

*I only have two of the Old Kingdom books so I’ll just be reading those two this month and hopefully when I have money I’ll get the next one

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