The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey


MY RATING: ★★★★☆  (3.8)

“How do you rid the Earth of humans? Rid the humans of their humanity.”
― Rick Yancey, The 5th Wave

With the movie release, everyone has rushed in libraries to pick up this book and to see what it is about (well that’s what most bookworms do LOL). I couldn’t help but notice the bad rating of the movie and it got me thinking why is it soobad? I mean, c’mon Chloe Moretz!! She is such a bad-ass! So after reading the book here is what I thought about it.


Things  you should bring to the 5th Wave’s journey : 

1. Post-its. HAHA okay guys, really, there are some funny , laughing my ass off  quality quotes in this book . I ran out of post-its and what I litterally did was .. taking the last post-it I had and tear it pieces so I can use it for other pages. How desperate is that? I loved the narration and I think it was one of my favourite thing from the book. The tone the author was using was perfect.


2. Your adventure side, because oh my god, this book is filled with action and suspense !

3. Your Patience. Like it ot not, I must admit here. This book has a lot of plot holes. Sometimes I feel like: ouhh the author is going in this direction so much can happen, with this ,with that, and then you don’t hear anything about it later.. Don’t leave me here.. alone..creating other beautifu plots.. in my head.. T_T



4. A swimsuit.  So I can swim away from the romance in this book, holaa #the6thwave. I wasn’t a big fan of the romance sorry. One of the male characters seem even creepier and stalker-ish than I imagined. lol-bye_o_701763


5. An elastic. For your hair (if you have long hair). That way you can embrace that kick-ass feeling and ready for action, naa.. it’s just so you wouldn’t have hair making obstacle while you’re reading  ! AHA #not relevant to the review.

Overall, I recommend it to anyone who wants a good dystopian action novel but still like a little bit about aliens invasion (although they don’t mention a lot of details about them,and again.. some plot holes! Now, I have to see the movie haha 😀

I also did a Read-Along with a few bloggers, click here to read the discussion post!

If you want to buy the book, you can purchase it here !

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21 thoughts on “The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

  1. I had few issues with it like you, but I enjoyed it enough that I picked up The infinite sea and am currently reading that. Not a fan of the movie at all. D:

    Also, do you have a spare swimsuit? I’d appreciate it. All I want is for this not to turn into a love triangle. I will put with anything else!

    I love all the pictures you took!

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  2. Just finished the book and watched the movie this weekend, have the book as part of me WWW Wednesday this week!. Verdict – I think your 3.8 stars might be a bit too generous. Yes – about the romance – Evan is a total stalker and I don’t care – human or Other – you don’t creep around the woods and stare at people sleeping! Glad they left that out of the movie. Not sure I’ll pick up the second book…this one was ok…For once I think the movie was a bit better.Maybe if I brought my teddy bear and hair elastic I might have enjoyed it more! 🙂

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    1. I know.. Evan is like.. a no no no for me. LOL Same here about the second book D: I’m not excited to read it all but I got it at the thrift store harcover for 3$ so might as well T_T :O You liked the movie better!! Woohoo ! Cant wait to watch it 🙂 Hahhaha 😉

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  3. Mighty… love the format of this review and I agree- that romance was creepy but at the same time I was like- yeah, they’re teenagers, of course they’re going to prioritize the touchyfeelies! I hated what they turned the romance into in the movie though. Yeah, much more enjoyed the book version… Have you read the rest of the books in the series? I should probably just do a search here to check if you have reviews for them 🙂


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