The Infinite Sea

So. I literally just finished the second book in the “The Fifth Wave” series, and I don’t really know what to do with my life right now. “The Last Star” has been released, but since I read the two first books in Swedish, I prefer to do the same with the third one, which forces to do nothing but wait. The series is a sci-fi thriller set in a post-apocalyptic world, where you follow some orphaned teens on their way to survival.

Before you keep on reading, I want to say that there might be spoilers in this text.

The more important question, what did I think about the follow up? I’m not sure if I ever told you guys about my opinions on the first book – but to put it very shortly, I found it hard to get through. It was a very long book, and it took some times before I properly picked up on the different perspectives in the book. I’m guessing this was ruined a bit by the fact that I (accidently) saw the movie before the book, and movie is told from Cassie’s point of view only, while the book shifts between Cassie, Ben, Sam, Ringer and so on. However, despite being difficult to read, the last few chapters of the books were so thrilling that I couldn’t wait to start the next one.

When I first started “The Infinite Sea”, I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect. I’m not the kind of person who can stop mid-series, so even if the first book was difficult to get through, I still want to finish the series. So I was a bit surprised when I found myself throwing away the book after TWO PAGES in anger. You leave the first book thinking everything is fine, everything is good, and the second book starts off with telling you, once again, that you can’t trust anyone. Not even a poor little child.

The book, being almost half the length of the previous, does as well get a bit boring in the middle, BUT – when it changes to Ringer’s perspective, and the book is mostly written in her perspective, it starts to pick up pace again, and starts to get intriguing. Following Ringer’s struggle to be updated to the half human half alien was interesting, and it was interesting learning more about the “others”, and just as the last one – it’s leaving off with a cliffhanger. The cliffhanger probably comes more from the fact that this time around, we know for sure things aren’t good since Vosch is still out there, still making hybrids even if Ringer and possibly Teacup, made it out.

I don’t really know what to say. Because, at times, it can get very slow and not entertaining at all, but you know you need to keep going, because before you know it, the book slaps you with those moments when you just can’t stop reading. The wait for the third book is killing me.


// Sara

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