Saturday, February 6, 2016

The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey

Goodreads Summary:
How do you rid the Earth of seven billion humans? Rid the humans of their humanity.

Surviving the first four waves was nearly impossible. Now Cassie Sullivan finds herself in a new world, a world in which the fundamental trust that binds us together is gone. As the 5th Wave rolls across the landscape, Cassie, Ben, and Ringer are forced to confront the Others’ ultimate goal: the extermination of the human race.

Cassie and her friends haven’t seen the depths to which the Others will sink, nor have the Others seen the heights to which humanity will rise, in the ultimate battle between life and death, hope and despair, love and hate.

My Review:
I have had this book for a while but, after seeing The Fifth Wave in the theater I had to read it. I put everything else down and started reading it. I was really surprised when I found it was from Ringer's point of view rather then the characters from the first book. It did go back and forth and that I was ok with. The Infinite Sea picks up almost right after The Fifth Wave. There is so much more happening then we know. The aliens are smart and they are using this against the left over humans. Unfortunately for Ringer she now sees this first hand. Not only that but, things for the group are not going well. Ben is hurt and not doing well and their location is no longer safe. Will they make it out alive?

I detected a bit of a love triangle forming. I like Ben but, I still have hope for Cassie and someone else. Things are very tense and there is no time for love. I see the changes in Sam as well. He grew up a lot while away from Cassie. He had too. I am hoping we get more of their story in the final book.

This book being in Ringer's point of view for the most part was very interesting. I liked her in the first book but, she was by no means my favorite character. Unfortunately, although her story was interesting as far as the alien plans I did not enjoy it much. I found myself having to go back and re-read parts because I was not able to focus while reading. There was a lot of action and I was definitely on the edge of my seat for some of it. I just found Ringers lack of emotion draining. It will be interesting to see where her story goes from here. 

I am interested in reading the last book because I have to know how the story will end. I hope the last book will be in Cassie's point of view once again. I am looking forward to it's release.

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