Friday, 2 January 2015

Book Review - The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey

The Infinite Sea

(The Fifth Wave #2)

Author: Rick Yancey

Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Apocalyptic.

Published: September 16 2014

Pages: 300 pages (Paperback Edition) (Penguin UK)

Read: December 2014

Rating: 5 Stars

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.

I've seen a lot of people who were disappointed with this sequel. I, for one, was not one of them. I have to admit that when I first saw this book I was shocked by how small it was compared to The 5th Wave. It is like a quarter smaller than that book and that along with the disappointed reviews had my heart on edge when I thought about reading the book.

Of course, I meant to get it when it came out back in September, but I ended up waiting till Christmas and on Christmas Day I sat down and read this with my buddy reading friend on Goodreads Rosie. We read the book in about three days and they were three busy days but I made sure that I got time to read The Infinite Sea. I even stayed up way into the night to read this book the constant nagging voice saying, 'just one more chapter' as my eyes drooped from lack of sleep.

I believe that 'The Infinite Sea' is an amazing sequel. It kept the story style of changing point of views like The 5th Wave had, but they were very different point of views compared to The 5th Wave. Cassie, the protagonist in the 5th Wave, doesn't get as much light in this book as she had in the previous one instead we have Ringer telling most of the story. I loved Cassie very much in The 5th Wave and I was excited at the thought that I would be reading from her point of view again in The Infinite Sea but even though she was a small section in the book, I appreciated the point of views we saw because from this we get a more developed character selection. I have a hell of a lot more respect for many more of the characters that I wouldn't have had in The 5th Wave and I am ecstatic with that. As a wrap up for character development - it was perfect.

The plot itself kept me hooked. There was always something happening. There was always tension and there was always the thought of who can be trusted as deep betrayals were revealed. This atmosphere was much the same as The 5th Wave and was the reason I loved both books so much. There is that constant standing of edge feeling as you flip the next page to find out what happens. You feel the absolute shock when an event happens that you never expected and the aspect that kept me on edge the most - the mini cliffhangers after each section. Because sometimes you don't find out what happens till 1, 2 or 3 other sections have passed. Definitely, a way to keep me hooked.

As I said above I did not suspect, did not see, did not even guess any of the events that unfolded in this book. Everything caught me unprepared and after this book, after the end, I cannot wait till the third book of this series is released this year. And I have to say that that book will be bought by me on the day of its release!!

So everyone, if you've read The 5th Wave and not The Infinite Sea, what's keeping you so long :P I know there are plenty of disheartening reviews out there but you should give it a shot, especially if you loved The 5th Wave. Rosie and I both couldn't get enough of the book, so I believe it depends on the person.

If you haven't read The 5th Wave, I suggest you should!! Any science fiction fan would love this book, even non science fiction fans. I had never read or even contemplated reading science fiction before I read The 5th Wave so that just says something.....

Most importantly Enjoy!!!

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  1. I really need to get my hands on the first book in this series! I have heard so many positive things about it and then it will also be made into a movie! Glad to see you loving it :3

    1. You should before the movie comes out!! There both really good, amazing books :)