Series: The 5th Wave, #2
Publisher: Penguin Australia
Release Date: September 16th, 2014
Genres: Post Apocalyptic, Science Fiction, YA
Source: Received in exchange for review
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The hugely anticipated follow-up to the New York Times bestselling The 5th Wave, hailed by Justin Cronin as “wildly entertaining.”
For Cassie Sullivan and the rest of Earth’s remaining human survivors, the situation was already desperate when the 5th Wave hit. It’s about to get worse.
No one yet knows the depths to which Earth’s conquerors—the Others—will sink in order to rid the Earth of the human infestation, nor have they guessed the heights to which the human spirit can reach. Characters introduced in Book One will come to the fore—and others will face the ultimate test.
Readers will watch in awe as the Others give their answer to Cassie’s defiance.
WOW. I need a moment.
The Infinite Sea is pure awesome and that’s all you really need to know before picking this book up. While I enjoyed The 5th Wave more, The Infinite Sea is definitely still one of the stronger science-fiction reads I’ve ever encountered. The Infinite Sea has it’s own different merits; and there were certain things that I liked more here, and some things that I started to like less.
I found myself not loving Cassie as much as I did in The 5th Wave. She felt a bit like a typical teenager in this book, I cannot pinpoint which exact moments made me feel this towards her, but it was more like her narration in general came off annoying to me. It’s a shame because I really admired Cassie, and now…just not so much.
On the other hand, I totally warmed up to Ringer. She seemed like a pretty cold and distant character in The 5th Wave, but we get a good chunk of this novel just dedicated to her and I’m glad that we did. We get to find out more about Ringer as a person and what goes on in her mind, I also loved her no-drama attitude and how straight-to-the-point she was. Pretty much by the end, Ringer was my favourite character. She goes through A LOT, this girl, and maybe even a possible ‘love interest’. But you can never know with Rick Yancey. He’s cruel.
Moreover, we do get to learn more about Poundcake a.k.a the guy who never utters a word, and his bitter backstory. Guys, my heart totally broke for guy.
This book feels significantly shorter than The 5th Wave. I actually did find The 5th Wave a little bit boring so I’m glad The Infinite Sea didn’t dabble and just dove right into the action and plot. I was engaged the whole time and I’m glad that Cassie took the backseat while the other supporting characters in book 1 got some time to shine.
A very satisfying and thrilling read, The Infinite Sea didn’t disappoint and gave us even more characters to root for and some more interesting twists and information. *makes countdown for book 3*
~Thank you Penguin Australia for sending me this copy!~
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