Friday, January 2, 2015

Book Review : The Infinite Sea (The Fifth Wave #2) by Rick Yancey

The Infinite Sea
Rick Yancey
Sequel to : The Fifth Wave
Paperback, 336 pages
16th September 2014 by Penguin Books Ltd

Goodreads Rating : 4.07/5
My Rating : 4/5
The riveting follow-up to the New York Times bestselling The 5th Wave, hailed by Justin Cronin as “wildly entertaining.”

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.
From Goodreads

So yeah, The Infinite Sea. One of the most awaited books in 2014. If I was given three words to describe this book, it would be frustrating, confusing and amazing. You know sometimes when you have finished a book and you gotta take a deep breath and youre kinda numb because youre not sure what just happened ? Yep, thats me.

I remember being hooked to the first book because it was THAT amazing. So when I discovered its got a sequel, I knew I had to get it. The book is less thicker than The Fifth Wave like you could tell the difference right after you hold the book.

First thing first, I really like how the book was divided into parts. It's refreshing having to read from another people's point of view and their side of story. This time, unlike the first book, never once did I think of skipping a pov or waiting when is this part gonna end. Every pov is interesting in its own way.  I am the minority who couldnt stand Cassie's thoughts, so the fact that this book doesnt have Cassie's pov as much as the first book doesnt really bother me. I am a huge Ringer-biased though so I really really like it when Ringer's story became one of the major parts this time around. 

Maybe I'm shallow or something but truthfully, everything is so confusing for me. Like there are a few times where I had to reread the whole page to really understand what was going on. Also there are metaphors everywhere from rats to chess WHICH IS SO ANNOYING BECAUSE I DONT EVEN PLAY CHESS SO WHENEVER CHESS COMES UP I WAS LIKE GUYS WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT ????  Maybe Rick's way of writing didnt really do it for me, but I still love his books nonetheless. (GO RICK !)

One thing I like about this trilogy is that, in both the books, there are a quite few times where the characters were all like "7 months ago, only baseballs and pizzas and hot girls mattered to me.". Like they miss how normal everything was back then. Because I can totally relate to them. This might sound childish (lol) but thats what I thought EVERYTIME im in trouble/pain. Like I will remember how good life was when I'm perfectly happy and healthy. Glad to know I wasnt the only one, Rick :D

The ending. Oh my god, the ending. Two words : UNEXPECTED and BEWILDERING


1) I actually think Evan creeped me out in the first book, but I like him better here. His POV is great, his past, how he tries so hard to keep his promise. I know he isnt normal, but how freaking indestructible can this guy be ???? Its like hes got 9 lives or something. And why does Vosch wants him so bad ??

2) I am disappointed in Ben, but I guess thats understandable considering the shit he was going through. 

3) I am so very disappointed with Sam/Nugget !!! Because its his story that I waited the most in this book. I dont get to see Sam;s pov this time but Poundcake's pov make it up for it. BUT Rick please, at least give him some character. All I get to see of Sam through out this entire book is 1) how Sam is no longer the innocent Cassie's little brother with bear on his side that we once know  2) how he is so Zombie's dog. Thats it.

4) What do you mean there's actually no aliens involved ??? I need explanation !!!

5) Through out this book I realized that Cassie&Evan relationship grows a bit on me. I'm starting to accept it now but we'll see how book three goes before I make my final say.. I dont ship Cassie with Ben though. The whole love triangle thing didnt work it for me. I ship Ringer and Ben so hard on the first book, but now that the book 2 has come, I was like NO JUST NO. Ringer and Razor for life !!! Razor has become one of my favourite characters in this trilogy which comes to the next disappointment *BIG SPOILER HIGHLIGHT TO READ BECAUSE IT WILL RUIN THE FUN IF U HAVENT READ THIS YET* WHY DID RAZOR HAVE TO FREAKING DIE OMG RICK YANCEY WHY DID U DO IT I SWEAR TO GOD THAT IS THE MOST DISAPPOINTING THING ABOUT THIS BOOK. RINGER AND RAZOR COULDVE BEEN SO FREAKING GOOD THEY COULD HAVE BEAUTIFUL AND STRONG AND WISE BABIES HOW COULD YOU ??!!?  KILLING YOURSELF FOR THE SAKE OF RINGERS SAFETY IS SWEET RAZOR BUT ARE YOU STUPID ?!!?!?!?! *BIG SPOILER ENDS* phew 


This is the second installment so some questions from the first one are answered, some become more confusing and there are some OH MY GOD and WAIT WHAAAAAT moment for me. The final book will be released in Autumn 2015. I'm really looking forward to it so I hope the it will answer all the questions thats been bugging my head and will be so much better than ever.

The Fifth Wave will be in cinema on 2016 I CANT WAITTTTTTTT. The casts are freaking amazing I swear. Chloe Moretz and Nick Robinson ? I am definitely in !

"That’s the cost. That’s the price. Get ready, because when you crush the humanity out of humans, you’re left with humans with no humanity. In other words, you get what you pay for, motherfucker” 
― Cassie Sullivan

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