The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

From the author's website:
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.

Some of you may remember my love (because it's awesome) / hate (because it's awesomely scary) relationship with Rick Yancey's THE MONSTRUMOLOGIST, so when the buzz began about his 2013 Sci-Fi thriller THE 5TH WAVE, I was pumped. The week it came out,  I cleared my regularly scheduled reading (and sleeping) in order to give it the attention it deserved. 
It. Did. NOT. Disappoint. 
In fact, it exceeded my hopes. Yancey was good in the Alfred Kropp books, he was great in THE MONSTRUMOLOGIST, and in THE 5TH WAVE? He's only gotten better. His blend of action, humor, pace and multiple POV's (including a few brilliant switches from first person to third) show the master that he's become. 
And when the next wave comes? I might even take a vacation day to read it. 


Totally agree with you. The 5th Wave lived up to the hype! Looking forward to the next installment.

But is it gory? Because his Monstrumologist books were so exceedingly gory!

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