Rewind Review 11: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

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Ug! I fell for the hype. Totally predicable plot with revolving narrators that were barely distinguishable from each other. Takes the latest YA crazes and mashes them together unsuccessfully.

I actually selected this book as the worst book I read in 2013. At least I resisted the urge to buy this book and borrowed it from my library.






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The 5th Wave

Author: Rick Yancey
Published on: May 7, 2013
Pages: 457
Genres: dystopian or apocalyptic, science fiction, young adult
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My Rating: Thumbs Down

Originally Read: July 5, 2013 to July 14, 2013







12 responses to “Rewind Review 11: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

  1. I’m late to the party and have not read The 5th Wave yet. The synopsis sounds so good. All the reviews I’m reading for it are terrible. It seems that no one liked this book. The synopsis sounds like so much potential, but not many people are liking it. Perhaps I’ll skip it altogether.

  2. Dreams

    Yeah, I can see that. It felt like we were reading two different books: one tiny one that had action and was interesting, and one that left me feeling like I had no idea how I should be feeling as I read it.

    • Sometimes multiple POVs can work against an author and in turn the reader. It’s a hard thing to master, but when it is done right the book can be amazing!

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Terri M., the Director
      Second Run Reviews

  3. WHOA, worst book of 2013!? Yikes! I felt… indifferent about it. The premise was decent, but it was really wordy and drawn out. Like, had a good 150 pages been cut, it would have been FAR better. And people are so mixed about the second book- some say it’s much better, some say it’s worse. And quite frankly, I am not up for worse!

  4. *High-fives Terri* I felt the EXACT same way about this one and it is awesome that I am no longer alone in my dislike for this book. Funnily enough I also chose it as my worst read of 2013 xD I really don’t see all the hype at all, I feel like people were just blinded by the marketing and hype they aren’t really focusing on the content, seeing what they want to see, if you will.

    • I know quite a few people who did like this book, Kimba. It just wasn’t the right fit for me. Thanks for stopping by.

      Terri M., the Director
      Second Run Reviews
      Twitter: @2ndRunReviews