MULDUR WAS RIGHT!
I am a fan of post-apocalyptic stories. Let me state up front that if you liked the Divergent series or The Hunger Games, then this series will not disappoint.
We first meet Cassie, a 15-16 year old, who believes that she may be the last human alive on planet Earth. This is because of the arrival of other-worlders that are known as The Others but whom she calls the Silencers because they leave no human alive in their wake. The world has been through four waves of attack and those remaining are now bracing for the next, the 5th, wave. They have no idea when, where, or how it will take place but they know it is coming. The clear lesson learned thus far by survivors is to ‘trust no one’ as the Silencers have made themselves at home in many human bodies. We enter the story at this point and until the final page we are moved at breakneck speed through this terrifying new world. And when it seems that all is lost, we find an organized front putting together an army of children to defend what remains of our civilization.
The 5th Wave is a once terrifying, thought-provoking, and action packed. You’ll literally hold your breath and find yourself rooting for Cassie and others like her in their quest to save Earth from the invaders. But just like in the X-Files, you’ll soon learn that not only are ‘they out there’ they are already ‘here’.
Definitely not for children under eight years of age although it would depend on their temperament. I look forward to the next book in the series.
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