“We’re here, and then we’re gone, and it’s not about the time we’re here, but what we do with the time.”
So this will be a killer movie if they do it right.
The story is wild.
I particularly don’t have a love for the writing style, but I do have a love for Yancey’s story in general. I think I have outgrown the 2010’s young adult book’s style of writing.
Okay, not zombies. Actually, it’s the second most popular apocalyptic theme: Aliens
They come in waves: no electricity or transportation. Earthquakes and tsunamis. Disease. Silence.
Then the 5th Wave comes…
Cassie, the heroine, is on a mission to save her brother, Sammy. (I guess the big thing for books these days is to save a sibling. Not that I mind. It just seems like the go-to.)
Ben has lost his whole family and is in a refugee camp.
Evan lost his entire family too, but finds himself whole when he meets Cassie.
The story line of this book kind of confused me some, and I found myself drifting… but I’m pretty extremely positive it was because I was annoyed with the young-adult writing style. The corniness and the… I don’t know.
Again I say, This is a marvelous story and I believe it could make a really good start to a trilogy. The stuff I didn’t like wasn’t about the book at all in itself, it is just the writing style I don’t mix with.
I think I’ve explained myself enough.
You can find me at the midnight premiere, giggling like a school girl waiting for the film.
THANK YOU SourceBooks Fire for an early copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I greatly appreciate the opportunity to help market your book and to also help fellow readers!
This book has an awesome idea. I wish it could be played at schools without, you know, the “too-far” that could and probably would happen.
Let me explain.
So There’s this game: KILLER or ASSASSIN.
What it is: a group of kids that are trying to figure out who the “killer” is. A group of kids are picked to participate in… a series of pranks basically. You “poison” someone by putting vinegar in their drink, or you shoot them with a water gun and they are pronounced dead.
Well, things start to get a little out of control (obviously) and start to actually hurt people instead of just embarrassing them in public.
And Cate is getting a lot of messages that could raise some eyebrows.
Could it be the childhood friend turned strange new boy that just showed up to school late? Or maybe the guy who you just friend zoned. What about the friend who has been acting weird? Or the teacher that people think you are too close with?
So, as much as I loved the concept and the book and wish I could have been apart of something so completely awesome… I didn’t really like the writing or the story itself.
I felt as if the characters acted as if they were.. just written on paper, two dimensional characters with no depth. The story was slow at first and I felt as if the main character freaked out about a lot of smaller things and then all of a sudden she had a lot of things to freak out about but then didn’t give it the amount of freaking out it deserved…
I am not sure. I am really picky with my writing styles; so this could be something that just doesn’t fit with my personality and likes. I think it could have a lot of potential for some people.