The Friday 56, #29: The 5th Wave

The Friday 56The Friday 56 is a weekly blog meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. Join in every Friday, the rules are simple.

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence (or a few, just don’t spoil it) that grab you.
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post here in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. It’s that simple.


“A shallow pit had been dug a few hundred yards into the woods behind the compound. The pit was for burning bodies. We weren’t allowed to go back there, so of course me and some of the older kids did.”

I love Rick Yancey’s The 5th Wave. It’s thrilling and at times utterly heartwrenching. I had the pleasure of rereading it a couple of weeks ago and it was even more amazing than I remember.

From my review:

“When the Others arrived, humanity was utterly unprepared. It was pathetic to think the human race ever stood a chance against a smarter, stronger, and far superior race. The 1st Wave left us in darkness, the 2nd caused a natural disaster that wiped out millions, the 3rd infected and killed nearly everyone else. Now only a mere remnant of humanity is left.

Cassie Sullivan watched both her parents die and the only family she has left, her little brother Sammy, has been taken away by a convey of soldiers who’ve promised to protect him and the other children who have survived. When the 4th Wave begins, Cassie finds herself all alone and hunted by Silencers. The Silencers are smart, they’re merciless, and they look just like us. The 4th Wave has isolated Cassie from any other survivors and all she can do is run. But Cassie cannot outrun the Silencer who is hunting her and just when she believes death is imminent, the stranger Evan Walker saves her. Cassie can’t trust anyone, even Evan, but she might have to in order to find her brother. What she doesn’t realize is the 5th Wave will be even more merciless than the ones before it.” You can read my full review here.


20 thoughts on “The Friday 56, #29: The 5th Wave

  1. Rereads are typically more enjoyable and engaging a second time around. I need to get to rereading The Mockingjay soon! But The 5th Wave, wow. Burning bodies? Why? Is there prevalent disease of some sort? The book cover has a total Walking Dead feel to it too; October 12th!


    • I love rereading books! When The Hunger Games movie came out, I told myself that I had to reread the books before every movie, but I only managed to read the first one again. Too many books to read!


  2. This is on my list for reading next week. It seems like it took forever to get to the top of my October TBR. Can not wait!
    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and have a great weekend!


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