Author: Rick Yancey
Series: The 5th Wave #2
Published by: Putnam Juvenile
Publication Date: September 16, 2014
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.
I only recently read The 5th Wave, so I had planned to read The Infinite Sea closer to when the final book would be released. Yeah, that didn’t exactly work out. I just couldn’t resist!
I really enjoyed The 5th Wave, some parts more than others, but I was very curious to see where this book was going to take us. I have to say, while I liked The Infinite Sea, it have some mixed feeling about it.
We continue to get multiple perspectives throughout this book, but I love that we get a lot more of Ringer. Honestly, Ringer was my favorite character from the first book, and her storyline is important to further understanding the aliens and their plans.
We do discover more about what’s going on, and it’s pretty messed up. There are twists and danger that kept me interested. I’m not sure how I feel about where it’s all going, though. I do have some doubts, but I’m definitely intrigued and look forward to seeing how the author pulls it all together.
This is not a romance, and I very much appreciate that the author doesn’t try to force one. Yes, we all love Cassie and Evan, but their relationship is not the focus of what is going on. They are in dire situations, fighting to survive, but their bond is important to the story. I think Yancey did a great job at balancing it out.
I would say that The Infinite Sea was a really good follow-up to the first book, and has me eager to read the final book in the trilogy.