Rating: **** Suggested Age: 13
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.” (Summary found on Goodreads).
With only three-hundred pages, Infinite Sea is definitely not a long book and is actually a great deal shorter than it’s predecessor, The 5th Wave. I also found it not nearly as good as the first book, but still good enough to earn itself a four-star rating. With this book, I felt there was something…lacking. I wanted it to be longer, to have more of Cassie (the main character) in it, and to not have a love triangle. I am a strong believer that love triangles are completely pointless. Also, I was definitely confused by the switch between present and past tense…was there a reason behind that that I am not aware of?
However, I don’t have all bad things to say. I definitely enjoyed reading Ringer’s point of view and she’s one of my favorite characters now. I also enjoyed the constant action and plot twists throughout the book. It never slows down and that’s definitely a plus, especially in sci-fi. Needless to say, I am SO EXCITED for The 5th Wave to be in theaters next week and for the next book to come out!
A quote I enjoyed from Infinite Sea is: “I am more than the sum of my fear.” -Ringer, page 15. This is why I like Ringer, she’s just plain awesome!
Anyway, I definitely recommend this series, especially with the movie coming out soon!