Book: The Infinite Sea, #2 of 3
Series: Fifth Wave
Author: Rick Yancey
Publisher and Publication Date: Putman Juvenile, 09/16/14
Genre: Dystopian, Sci-Fi, Romance
My Review in a Nutshell:
Middle Book Syndrome: Nothing happens. Sole purpose is to act as a bridge to the 3rd book and typically ends with a cliffhanger. If you or someone you know suffers from Middle Book Syndrome, there is hope! It’s called the 3rd book- you’re screwed until then. Don’t get me wrong, I still enjoyed it… A 3.5 out of 5.
What’s It All About?
Cassie, Sam, Ben, and his soldiers have holed up in an abandoned hotel following the Camp Haven explosion; the hotel that Evan told Cassie to wait for him at, if he survived the explosion. Every minute they wait for Evan, is another minute the Others get closer to finding them. The clock is winding down, and their options are close to non-existent. Right when they believed things couldn’t get any worse, they did.
The Infinite Sea is written in mostly Ringer’s perspective, so if you enjoyed her character, you’ll definitely enjoy this book. Reading Ringer’s perspective was an entirely different experience than Cassie’s, and an entirely different writing style. There seemed to be a whole lot of self-reflection and symbolism that was going right over my head (that was painful to admit). The ending went right over my head, as well (even more painful to admit). I am thoroughly confused, or in shock, I haven’t decided yet.
Middle Book Syndrome and all, I still enjoyed The Infinite Sea, it may have not met the standards of its predecessor, but I still happily read it in two days. I am 100% committed to the series and will be eagerly awaiting The Last Star! I will be needing a little more action and romance next time, though. You hear me, Yancey?
My Favorite Quotes:
“If you wanted to separate humans from their humanity, I thought, killing laughter would be a good place to start.”
“That’s the cost. That’s the price. Get ready, because when you crush the humanity out of humans, you’re left with humans with no humanity. In other words, you get what you pay for, motherfucker.”
“People die; love endures.”
“Easier to believe the beautiful lie than the beautiful truth.”