Monday, February 8, 2016

Review: The 5th Wave

The 5th Wave The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

What if you couldn't trust anyone but yourself? How do you survive an alien invasion if the aliens don't have bodies?

This sci-fi/alien novel is over all very good--strong character development, funny and sweet at moments and heart-wrenching at others.

I had once tried to read The Monstrumologist upon a recommendation and just could not get into it, but not because of the quality of the writing, because of the world and the content. Being an accomplished writer, I expected more from the writing in The 5th Wave, but was disappointed on the over-reliance on metaphors. And not just metaphors in general but THE SAME ONES over and over again. Even part of the way into the 2nd in the series, I am annoyed by the "the journey took 1,000 years" and every variation on this metaphor regardless of the point of view.

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