The Infinite Sea ~ Rick Yancey
Publisher: Penguin Books
Date Published: September 16, 2014
Rating: 4 stars
How I Got the Book: Bought
This is the sequel to The 5th Wave written by Rick Yancey. It revolves around Cassie, her little brother, Ben, and their friends and what they do after they escape from the Others’ military base.
“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.”
I honestly didn’t really like this one as much. At only 300 pages long it felt like Rick Yancey was trying to cram as much as could without really explaining it all or really finishing. I just felt like the story would jump from one scene to the next without ever finishing the previous scene or explaining what was going on. Just seemed rushed.
That’s not to say that I didn’t enjoy it overall. I thought The Infinite Sea was great as I love Cassie’s character. She goes from being a shy girl in The 5th Wave to slowly finding herself to now being an independent badass of sorts who just wants to protect her little brother and possibly save the world. She is learning that no matter what happens there is always a chance for the outcome to end up in death but she, and the rest of her misfit crew, don’t let that stop them. She’s a stubborn force not to be reckoned with as her on again/off again beau Evan Walker has learned the hard way. (That is one complicated relationship that I’m dying to see play out.)
What I didn’t like was the end part with Ringer, it all just seemed out of place and confusing. I understand why it was probably included but at the same time I don’t. Her story was even separated into a “Book Two” within The Infinite Sea if that tells you anything. In my opinion, when an author does that it’s typically because they have something they need to add in order for the plot in the next book to make sense. If that’s true in this case then I can’t wait to read The Last Star to see where this mess fits in and how all of this will play out/wrap up.
As fantastic as the book is, it does have its faults. Faults that I’m hoping were there for a reason that will be explained in the next book but we’ll see.