The Last Star (The 5th Wave #3) by Rick Yancey; 338 pages
“We are accidental people occupying an accidental planet in an accidental universe.”
The 5th Wave approaches. According to Evan, the mothership is going to open its hold and start dropping bombs on all the cities of the world. With no structures to use as cover, the silencers will move in to take out the rest of humanity. But Evan has a plan. He’s going to take out the mothership before it has a chance to release the bombs. He’s going to blow up his entire race.
In comparison to the rest of the series… not as good as book 1 but much better than book 2.
I think I liked this book better because there wasn’t tons and tons of Ringer in it. I just never liked her character. She still in it a lot but her character is just so random and blah. I don’t see her as a strong lead female character.
Cassie can be annoying but she is so strong and so badass and I have nothing but respect for her character.
I like how Cassie’s story went. It was so typical but different from what you would normally see with the heroine. Ben was Ben, Sam was Sam…. Evan was out there as usual.
The overall story was a lot more action packed than the last book, which I really enjoyed! I like reading about them actually doing things, not bunkering down or being kept as a prisoner and whatnot.
There were some moments in this book that were totally out there and did absolutely nothing to benefit the plot so I couldn’t give it the full 5 stars. There’s this whole thing with Ringer that’s kinda just randomly thrown at you and then never mentioned again until the very end. It was weird.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I managed to get through it relatively quickly, which is always a good thing, and I found myself trying to constantly make time to read it.
Next review: Gemina (Illuminae Files_02) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
SPOILERS COMING UP!
Seriously, I want to vent so if you want to read the book still, stop reading now.
What the actual fuck was up with the whole Ringer is pregnant thing?! Like, why was that even important? I don’t care because I don’t like her character at all. And it was just so random! I don’t know why it was mentioned. Especially because it’s not mentioned at all from the original mentioning to the very end of the book! What even?!
And come on, why did Cassie have to be the one to die in the end?! I mean, it was a heroic death but I liked her. I didn’t want her to die! That was so unexpected but she went out in such a big way. Just damn.