Archive for September, 2014
I got my hands on the second book of the 5th Wave by Richard Yancey yesterday….and just finished it minutes ago. Ok, so first things first- is it as good as the 5th Wave? Not exactly, but it isn’t bad. Actually, its quite the page turner. What I did find in it that made The Infinite Sea sometimes hard to read is the level of violence had gone up a few notches since the last book. One of the most graphic parts being that the Silencers (the aliens) actually using little toddlers as detonated bombs. Horrible. Terrifying. And really REALLY hard to read.
The Infinite Sea has infinitely more romantic situations then The 5th Wave, which I found to be rather annoying, However, I do understand that this series is written for teenagers, and not adults such as myself, but still. At times, it felt a little insulting to the reader. Here is this really serious moment, when maybe we will actually figure out why the Silencers are decimating humanity and suddenly, everyone is all starry-eyed and making out. Ugh.
At the end of the day, I would still recommend this book to high schoolers, maybe some more mature middle school readers as well. The premise of the series remains enthralling, and really, Rick Yancey is a terrific author.