Review: The 5th Wave

The 5th Wave
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Ideally, this should have been my favourite book of the year considering how I like this genre of books. But here I am, already picked up the next book in my reading list and that is not the sequel of The 5th wave. Somehow Cassie Sullivan did not hold my interest enough to get me pick up the next book in the sequel. Maybe later I will pick it up, but not now for sure.
I first thing about the book is how the mood of the writing changes from start to end. In the beginning, I liked the narrative of all characters which sounded very poignant suitable for flashback narration. But towards the end, the shallowness creeps over progressively, making it like a James-Bond-movie-eleventh-hour-escape-sequence. The scene when Cassie and Ben Meets Evan sounded so cheesy and out of place that I might have skimmed a few pages there. Other than that the book is good enough to hold your interest until the end. Going with a three for this one.

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