The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

The 5th Wave is a dystopic sci-fi novel about aliens invading the earth and bringing death and destruction in five waves. During the first wave, an EMP destroys all electronics on Earth. In the second wave, massive poles are dropped from space into the earth’s oceans, causing total devastation on every coastline in the world. The third wave occurs when a modified Ebola virus wipes out more than seven billion people. Then, in the fourth wave, aliens are able to take up human hosts and disguise themselves among normal humans. The story begins along with the fifth wave as teenagers Cassie and Ben are separately trying to survive in a world where they can only trust themselves.

I liked this book because although it is science fiction, it is very realistic. It shows how unprepared humans would be if an alien invasion was to happen. Also, it’s really interesting to see how teenagers would handle a massive apocalypse. Since teenagers are still young and their minds aren’t fully developed to make the same decisions as adults, it’s intriguing to see how they’re trying to survive on their own without the help of older, more experienced people. I would recommend this book to people who like sci-fi books, aliens, or dystopic novels in general. Although it has 453 pages, it’s a quick read and easily draws you in. If you’re into an addictive novel about aliens causing chaos and inhabiting human hosts, then The 5th Wave is perfect for you.