First up, the cover of Book 1, and its blurb:
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.
Check it out on Amazon here.
Before I picked up this series from my local library, I'd heard that readers were divided when it came to this teen/YA dystopian series. That it was a love it or hate it type trilogy. But reading it, albeit with low expectations based on this hearsay, I really couldn't see why it was labelled as such.
I'm in the group that loves it. I enjoyed the first book (I gave The 5th Wave 3-stars), despite dystopia/alien invasion stories not being a favourite of mine, and the series got better and better. I gave 4-stars to Book 2, The Infinite Sea and 5-stars to the finale, The Last Star).
The writing was great and there were plenty of twists-and-turns, as well as some really sweet romantic moments. If you like teen dystopia, give this a go; it might just surprise you.
Thank you for reading this post. If you're interested in my debut novel, Chasing Pavements (Soulmates Saga, Book 1) click here to learn more about it.
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