Hello happy readers to another Monday. So this weekend wasn't as productive as I would have liked but it was good none the less and I was able to finish a book off my goal list to be prepared for the release of the final book tomorrow. That's right I read The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey. I read The 5th Wave (review) pretty much the day before/day of seeing the movie opening weekend and was super stoked to dive into this one but I also knew the next book wouldn't be out for a few months and decided to hold off until closer to that time. Though once I found out about the signing event at my favorite place, Little Shop of Stories, I knew I had to read before then so A) I wouldn't be spoiled and B) I could discuss and ask questions. So that said I'll be getting a copy of TheLast Star signed tomorrow for one lucky reader all the details will be at the bottom of this post.
The Infinite Sea takes place where we left off in the 5th Wave. Cassie has found her brother, and her old school crush who is now a surrogate type big brother to Sam, and his crew. Her other boyfriend of sorts just risked everything to help and was going to blow the place up, hit the others where it hurts. He promised he would find her again but with the explosion and all she isn't certain he made it out. I know I was upset thinking the same thing. The group is hold up trying to wait for Evan to keep his promise and find them but also to make another plan. We focus this time on more POV's including Ringer, who had a large portion, and even some smaller sections from the silent Poundcake which were different. We discover more the depths the others will sink to in order to eradicate humanity. Many battles are fought with life and death, hope and despair, love and hate.
First let me say I really did enjoy this follow up and everything it had to offer. I think for the most part it kept the pace and moved along while offering lots of action as well as psychological and emotional aspects. There was a bit of slowness towards the beginning for me before it really kicked off but not enough that it really detracted. I think the POV of Ringer was a bit off putting in the start. I liked her and I enjoyed her sections for sure but I guess I was expecting to start off with Cassie again thinking her the main character of the series for me so starting with Ringer and not knowing it was her at first kind of threw me. Ringer actually had a much larger POV than anyone else and the things she discovers and the emotion she brings into things was unique. She comes off as a cold hard bitch but she has so much going on inside of her that to see this, having only see the outer shell before was refreshing. With the vast majority of the population gone it is impossible to be unaffected by the world and what the others have done but her misery started before that.
What I did really love was seeing the dynamic between all the characters. So much of the last book was Cassie alone or her and Evan together then Ben and his unit. To see them together and how personalities clash and people adjust is something fun. When her brother was taken Sam was this small child who was scared and wanted his bear but now he's a soldier, a tiny one for sure, but he is more fierce than she is used to seeing him. Also trying to explain Evan to the group is….hard. He didn't make it easy by any means but yeah.
There is a lot happening as we discover more and more about the others and their plan for Earth. It really does twist and turn and leaves you really messed up in the head by the end of it but in a good way. There is A LOT happening. It's hard to really explain but I did enjoy seeing it through Ringer's eyes.
That's all I can really share because it's an experience you have to experience for yourself. I'd love to hear your thoughts and feels in the comments down below. What did you think of the others plans? Would you survive at this point? Now for the giveaway I'm using a generic picture for the book because well I don't have the physical book in my hands yet and it won't be signed until tomorrow night ten I have a long drive home and work in the AM but I wanted to get this giveaway up and going early so as to get it to the winner that much sooner! It is only open to the US only, sorry shipping is killer. The giveaway will be open for 2 weeks (June 6th) so don't forget to keep getting in your entries! Good luck!
|Update: Picture of the giveaway goodies! The book, a bag, and poster!|
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