June 06, 2013

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

I first learned about this new YA novel by Rick Yancey when I stumbled across the first trailer in a series of four. Based around the premise of the novel, each trailer depicts one of the first four 'waves' that aliens are using to destroy the human race. Apart from the lure of this clever marketing technique, I found the trailers well directed and produced. This only enticed me more into reading the book. I watched the vlog on 365 Days of Reading, and decided it had to be my next read.  

The Passage meets Ender's Game in an epic new series from award-winning author Rick Yancey. 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.

The alien, sci-fi genre not really your thing? Don't worry, me neither, but I have heard that it's not really about that anyway. In an interview with the Yancey, he assured:

"RICK YANCEY: Because it isn’t! It’s about us after a devastating, species-threatening event...The 5th Wave is sci-fi, but I tried very hard to ground  the story in very human terms and in those universal themes that transcend genre. How do we define ourselves? What, exactly, does it mean to be human? What remains after everything we trust, everything we believe in and rely upon, has been stripped away?"
from Entertainment Weekly 


What do you think?? I am super excited. Must. Read. Now. Or Else. 

1 comment:

Delux Prince Of Wales Island Fishing Lodges said...

I finished this book a week ago and still can't stop thinking about it. In fact, before I handed it off to a friend, I had to go back and read all my favorite parts one last time. The writing is amazing, the pacing is incredible, the tension is unbearable. It's going to be nearly impossible to wait for the next one!

Other Posts you might Like

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...