The Passage meets Ender’s Game in an epic new series from award-winning author Rick Yancey.
After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.
Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother—or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.
The video review says it all, but basically, to sum it all up, 2 stars because:
- PREDICTABLE. Highly, annoyingly predictable. It didn’t leave much to the imagination because I already knew what was happening 6000 light years away. Usually I’m okay with this since there’s really not much originality before and it all depends on the execution, but this was hyped so much that it made me think there was something special about it. But no, there wasn’t. Been there, done that. A lot of other stuff were better.
- ANNOYING HEROINE. Fickle, feisty, rude, reckless. A train wreck, if you ask me. She kept on telling herself to trust no one, over and over and over like an ancient mantra, and cue in the first guy she sees and WHAM! she wonders what his kisses are like, she gets lost in his chocolate brown eyes. Uhhh… yeah, where have I seen that before? There were other stuff, too, but she’s exhausting so I’d rather not bother. But if you’re tired of this kind of heroines, she’ll get on your nerves, too.
- SITUATIONS THAT DIDN’T MAKE SENSE. Lots of bullshitry here, folks. Lots and lots and lots.
- CLICHÉ TO THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF DOOM. The romance wasn’t a romance, it was bullshit. One love interest is of course something else… and he realizes after meeting the heroine that he doesn’t want to be a killing machine anymore, and she’s willing to do anything for her… yup, yup. *yawn*
Overall, I think the hype killed it. I expected too much and was just severely disappointed, that despite being a generally decent book, I couldn’t give it higher than two because of the bitter feelings that ensued. Sorry.
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