Book Review: The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey


So should you read this one?

Well, if you enjoy sitting on the edge of a cliff and dangling your legs… If you like sassy, smart, mouthy characters… If you like a good riddle… Then YES! You definitely should.

This sequel to ‘The Fifth Wave‘, still centres on Cassie and Ethan’s story (shocker: he’s ALIVE) but it also follows Ringer. Kinda like that girl more now, she’s so smart! We also get more backstory on the other characters – e.g. Pound Cake – and once again Yancey questions the Others’ motives for their #alienoffensive.

This is the middle book in the trilogy and it’s just not as compelling as the first book, when we were unsure of so much more and everything was new to the reader. For a lot of the story the characters seemed stuck in one place, in a kind of limbo. Nevertheless, ‘The Infinite Sea‘ was still chock full of suspense – bombs, mysteries, hand-to-hand combat, kisses, sacrifice, etc. And that ending. Man, the revelation that Ringer gave us, it blew me away… #lovethatgirl

So will I be reading the final book, ‘The Last Star‘? #finalbattle

OF COURSE I WILL. I am now officially addicted to the twisty turns and heart-stopping moments that this series delivers… 

10 thoughts on “Book Review: The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey

    • This is definitely a series with a big audience, you can see why the publisher’s promoted it so well. They had big ‘Fifth Wave’ posters up last year in my local bookshop.

  1. The movie just started being advertised here in Australia — I’m guessing it’s just based on the first one tho?

  2. I just got The 5th Wave from the library. I picked it up last year I think but didn’t get the time to read it before I had to return it. With the movie being released I thought now would be a good time to give it another try. Glad to hear the sequel is excellent too. That is always a good sign! Thanks for your review!

    • I suspect The Infinite Sea is the traditional ‘filler’ book in the trilogy; the one you have to read to get to the last book, which should be amazing! #5thWaveFan

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