The infinite sea by Rick Yancey book review

Note: All my reviews are spoiler free!


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.

This is the sequel to The fifth wave. You can find the review for that book at the bottom of this one or in the read section.

I felt incredibly disconnected from this book. It was really hard to pick it up again after putting it down. Halfway through the book, I realized what it could be. There are no surprises left.

The first book revealed all about the aliens and their motivations and was full of action, so, unfortunately, this book couldn’t live up to the previous one. I had no anticipation. No mystery to look forward to. Supposedly.

This book should have started from about 3/4’s of the way through and continued from there, because, while it’s well written, 3/4’s of the book is pointless and is just rehashing over things.

There is a big reveal near the end, but because I waited so long for it, I was just incredibly frustrated, not to mention confused! It came out of nowhere! I am completely baffled.

Another frustration was the flowery prose, very philosophical. Some of it was well used, but there was too much of it in this and I felt it was just fluff to boost the word count. It got in the way of the characters and their personalities which I had so loved from the first book.

This book was, unfortunately, a huge let down on the plot front. I’ll read the next book because the reveal at the end has me needing to know what’s going on and how it’ll all end. But I’ll be approaching that book with annoyance instead of enthusiasm. If it hadn’t been so well written and had glimmers of good plot then I may have just walked away from this series.

To sum up, Good writing, Mainly filler, Big reveal out of nowhere

Was it worth the read? No

Would I re-read? No

Would I read this Author again? Yes

Stars: 3/6


The fifth wave book review

The fifth wave film review


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3 thoughts on “The infinite sea by Rick Yancey book review

    • Combustible reviews 20/02/2016 / 12:44 pm

      Yeah, whether it’s worth it all hinges on the last book for me. They’re really well written, but this book was just underwhelming.


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