I don’t sleep well, never have. Last night for instance, I was up from 2 am on and very bored. So, I did what every sane person does at 4 am, researched homemade laundry soap. I’ll let you know how that goes, I’m sure you’re sitting on the edge of your seat with anticipation. A couple of days ago, I was in that weird half sleeping/half awake phase where you’re dreaming but kind of aware it’s not real. Know what I’m talking about? Good. Anyways, I was in that state when I had a nightmare about this book! I kind of half knew it wasn’t real, but kept saying “I can’t believe this is really happening, I thought this was just a book! Don’t get on the bus kids!” But, more on the bus later.
The book I’m referring to is The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey. This book is the next big thing in the creepy, dystopian world. I will say, I loved it! I will also say, why are all these books so dark and creepy? Can’t someone write a nice happy book about unicorns or puppies? Seriously, everyone is always dying in these books, everyone! With all that being said, grab a copy of this one stat! You don’t want to be the one in the cafeteria staring off cluelessly while your friends are talking about which wave was the scariest, they’re all scary!
I guess I should give you some background here so you’re not so confused. This book opens with Cassie running around the woods wondering if she’s the last human on earth. Aliens have invaded the earth, I know, I lost you didn’t I? These are not your run of the mill, green headed friends. This is much more complicated. “The Others” as Cassie calls them (nice Lost reference) have been obliterating the human race through waves. The first wave knocks everyone off the grid, everything stops and I mean everything. No power, no cell phones, cars stop working, planes stop working mid air and crash to the ground. Creepy right? I don’t know what I would do if that happened. Probably curl up in the fetal position and cry. I panic every time the power goes out. I’m suddenly starving and find myself with no food or water, I clearly need a survival kit!
The creepiest wave of them all involves birds and blood, it’s disgusting, trust me. I already hated birds before I read this book, now I really hate them! They’re little devils with beaks I tell you. Have I said enough? Birds, blood, school buses, no power, stuff gets crazy! Click on the picture below to get a copy!
Once you’ve read this one, and you want some more fun, try some of these other horribly depressing books! I’m going to assume you’ve already read The Hunger Games! Also if you’re down with the creepiness in this book, Rick Yancey also has an amazing trilogy with the first book The Monstrumologist which is just as good!
The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness- This is my favorite dystopian trilogy ever, I’m obsessed!
Divergent by Veronica Roth- Being made into a movie released in March
Life as we Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
I could keep going, but I’ve done dystopian posts before, I’m sure you’re bored, email me if you want more suggestions!
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