Friday, February 12, 2016
The 5th Wave - Rick Yancey
The story is told by three different characters: Cassie, Zombie, and Sammy, Cassie's younger brother. Since we are thrown into the thick of Cassie's mission to save her brother and we only get to know the boy crazy teenage girl through flashbacks, we do not get to see Cassie's transformation to survivor. What we do know is that she had some training in karate, is a good shot with guns, and seems to have a decent idea of how to stay alive. Zombie is not his real name, of course, but it is the name he is given during training to stop the alien invasion. The first two characters speak from a first person point of view. There are only a handful of chapters told by Sammy in the third person limited, which I feel were unnecessary; although, I do understand why the author decided to throw them in to help tie things together at the end.
It was an okay read. Nothing stuck out as particularly good or bad to speak of, but it wasn't compelling enough for me to continue the series.
Life as We Knew It - Susan Beth Pfeffer
The Forest of Hands and Teeth - Carrie Ryan
Invasion of the Body Snatchers