Friday, March 14, 2014

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

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The Aliens are here...they want the earth and the extinction of the human race.

Wave 1: an electromagnetic pulse rendering all machines useless. Wave 2: tsunamis wiping out coastal cities. Wave 3: the Red Death, a deadly plague carried by birds. Wave 4: Silencers, humans who were implanted with alien intelligence as fetuses. We don’t even want to know about Wave 5—do we?  

This story is told from multiple perspectives with relatively short chapters.  I wasn't sure I liked it at first, and then WHOSH! I was hooked.  What do we do when the enemy looks like us and knows how we think.  Is there hope for the human race?  

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