By Rick Yancey
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.
As soon as I finished reading The 5th Wave, I started the sequel, The Infinite Sea.
While this book was as beautiful, moving, and action-packed as the others, we got to meet new point of view characters, like Ringer. Though I missed hearing as much from Cassie. And I don’t think Ben had any point of view parts this time around.
We got to learn even more about what the aliens want and why they’ve done what they’ve done, while simultaneously raising even more questions.
“Why not just throw a very big rock?”
Why not indeed. I wish I could tell you that The Infinite Sea answers this question, but it doesn’t and so we go onward to The Last Star.
Here’s a few great quotes from The Infinite Sea:
“The world ended once. It will end again. The world ends, then the world comes back. The world always comes back.”
“Some things, down to the smallest of things, are worth the sum of all things.”
“No hope without faith, no faith without hope, no love without trust, no trust without love. Remove one and the entire human house of cards collapses.”
“The world is a clock and the clock winds down, and their coming had nothing to do with that. The world has always been a clock. Even the stars will wink out one by one and there will be no light or heat, and this is the war, the endless, futile war against the lightless, heatless void rushing toward us.”