30 March 2013

The 5th Wave; Rick Yancey

The 5th Wave (The Fifth Wave, #1)The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Another dystopia - this time, in many ways similar to Stephenie Meyer's The Host. At some point, aliens/others begin to invade earth, first with an EMP that takes out 'mod cons', then a tsunami, then a plague, then picking off those still standing. Yancey makes it very clear that these are not your TV/movie aliens, either "ET"-cuddly or "Independence Day" defeatable.

Told from a variety of points-of-view, including one of the others, we get a sense of the fear and panic that have spread since the mothership shows up. We also get nonstop action as the humans learn that knowing whom to trust is beyond difficult when there's no physical difference between Us and Them.

Clearly this is a series, and one I predict will be very popular.

ARC provided by publisher.

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