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Anyone else over the trilogy happy dystopian and paranormal YA lit? This one stands out and is worth your credit and time.
Cassie feels like the last human on earth after aliens have quietly invaded our planet. There are no grand explosions, little green men, or friendly visitors wishing to interact and understand our race. Stealthy and cunning, the "others" unleash several waves to eradicate the human race while preserving the Earth's natural resources. The plot is layered with well thought out details; feels like peeling an onion instead of gliding the surface of most successful dystopian trilogies. Writing style is thoughtful, smart, and insightful.
Cared about the characters, enjoying alternating viewpoints and narration by Cassie and other character (no spoilers). Their journey was a little like "Revolution," "The Walking Dead," and "The Road" woven into a teenage tapestry of action, adventure, and the power of perseverance. Found myself walking alongside characters to find food and shelter and feeling just as disturbed trying to figure out how to distinguish the enemy from other humans. Interesting to explore in this read. Highly recommend.
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What made the experience of listening to The 5th Wave the most enjoyable?
Everything. The narrator, the story, the characters, the prose. There is not a single thing I did not like about this book. LOVED IT!
Who was your favorite character and why?
Cassie. She is very likable, interesting, and so freaking hilarious!
Any additional comments?
I finished listening to this book and was very impressed with how much I loved the story and the characters. I had no idea I was going to love it so much. I cannot wait for the second!!!
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