May 1, 2013

Blog Tour: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey – Review and G!veaway

Welcome to out Tour stop for

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

presented by Penguin Canada!

Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!



The Passage meets Ender’s Game in an epic new series from award-winning author Rick Yancey. After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one. Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother—or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.

add to goodreadsThe 5th Wave (The Fifth Wave #1) by Rick Yancey Publication Date:  May 7, 2013 Publisher:   Putnam Juvenile

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Gabby NewThe 5th Wave by author Rick Yancey is a novel that caught my attention the moment I read what the story was about. Aliens? What? And dystopia? The perfect mixture. When I got the opportunity to read The 5th Wave I was absolutely dying to get started and once I did, I couldn’t stop. This is a novel that made me do it all; I laughed, I cried and I got caught up in the action and romance. An awesome read guys, really awesome.

The 5th Wave is a story that takes place after the end of the world, sorta. The world still exists and is intact, but mankind is about to face extinction. Aliens made their appearance and attacked the Earth in the form of the first wave, then came the second wave, then the third and finally the fourth. Main character Cassie has learned enough to survive after the fourth wave. Trust nobody and you’ll survive. When Cassie is left shot, bleeding and freezing after being shot by an alien sniper, she expects that she’ll die soon. What she didn’t expect was to wake up inside of a house and being taken care of by the extremely handsome Evan Walker.

Cassie trusts Evan and he’s one of the few people she’s come to have an actual conversation with after the fourth wave. Evan nurses Cassie back to health and vows to help her find her little brother, Cassie knows that she can’t sway Evan from his decision to help her and allows him to do whatever he needs to if it ensures her own survival. Evan begins to grow more and more attached to Cassie, eventually falling in love with her and Cassie can’t deny that she feels the exact same way about Evan. There’s a secret that separated the two and if Cassie can figure out what it is she can become closer to Evan in ways she could never imagine, but it could make her hate him in the process.

Main thing I didn’t expect from The 5th Wave was how the point of view would change from character to character. The novel doesn’t do it on a whim like some stories that I’ve read in the past where every second chapter (and in one case, every other paragraph) was written in a new point of view. In The 5th Wave the novel is split up into different “parts” and each “part” has a specific main character who undergoes specific events that all impact the stories plots. Personally, my favorite one would have to be the “parts” that took place in Cassie’s point of view. She’s a feisty and hot-headed heroine and come on—who doesn’t like a badass heroine?

The 5th Wave is everything that a novel taking place straight after the end of the world should be. I loved getting to see a world without humanity, one where basically you do what you need to do to survive and abandon all the things about us that make us civilized. Way different than anything I’ve ever been exposed to (think The Walking Dead) and I’m super pleased with the apocalyptic feel that I got from the novel. As for the romance in the novel, it’s definitely the type that a lot of readers will enjoy, I find. However if readers are looking for a romance that accumulates over time it isn’t exactly the kind found in The 5th Wave, the romance here is definitely more spontaneous but honestly that’s why I loved it.

A big thing that I’ve been saying a lot when it comes to The 5th Wave and when people ask me my opinion on it, I tell them how much I loved the writing. It’s really seldom that I’ll pause and just think “O-M-G could the author have a better writing style?” ‘Cause honestly, The 5th Wave has phenomenal writing. It’s the type that not only wove a ton of emotions inside of me (I cried twice) but also left me with my jaw dropped. The 5th Wave is beautifully written and its opening chapter (that totally reeled me in) was creepy and had me dying to know more. My only complaint would be the pacing that got pitchy in places, but other than that I loved it. This is definitely a read that you should all look out for.

I’d recommend The 5th Wave to readers that are looking for an all-around good book. Readers who are big fans of dystopia and romance will love The 5th Wave and so will thriller junkies.


About the Author:



aka Richard Yancey Rick is a native Floridian and a graduate of Roosevelt University in Chicago. He earned a B.A. in English which he put to use as a field officer for the Internal Revenue Service. Inspired and encouraged by his wife, he decided his degree might also be useful in writing books and in 2004 he began writing full-time. Since then he has launched two critically acclaimed series: The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp, for young readers, and The Highly Effective Detective, for adults. Both books are set in Knoxville, Tennessee, where Rick lived for ten years before returning to Florida.

Connect with the Author:  Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads


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  1. Vannah Batista

    I never read a book about aliens but I’ve heard GREAT things about this book and it sounds SO GOOD! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  2. This sounds so awesome. I can not wait to read it. Great review.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

  3. Heather C.

    I’m a sucker for zombie things!! Plus, I’ve heard really great reviews =)

  4. Barrie

    I want this novel for my teen. She LOVES books like this and is an avid reader~like her mama :) SO HARD to keep her in books that she enjoys reading. This is one she is very interested in!

  5. krsz

    I’ve heard great things about this book that made me really courious

  6. Miguel Cruz

    It sounds incredible! I love sci-fi and alien books. Including Lorien Legacies and The Host! OMG I can’t wait for this book! Also read many many great reviews about this!

  7. Christina K.

    Definitely because it seems to have amazing real characters despite the scifi plot. The plot sounds so unique too:))

    Glad you loved the writing:))

    Lovely review:))

    Thank you:))

  8. Erika

    It looks creepy but good! I have heard a lot of good things about it too! Thanks!

  9. Erin D.

    I am on a big dystopian kick right now and survival stories are always fun to read. This one seems right up my alley!

  10. Tiffany Falick

    The book sounds AMAZING, that’s why! lol. it’s now on my TBR list! Thank you for the great review, and for the giveaway!

  11. Chenise J.

    The premise just sounds so good and there’s been pretty much nothing but good reviews!

  12. Sonia

    It sounds like an interesting read.

  13. Sarah Lieurance

    This intro piqued my interest, “After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one. Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave.” Must add these to by TBR list.

  14. Misti

    I am very much looking forward to reading this book. It looks & sounds awesome.

  15. sarah c.

    This book seeems interesting and got my attention!! I would like to read it to find out how it ends..

  16. Mary G Loki

    The author is having a book signing in my town in few weeks! :D Plus its something I would def read!

  17. You are so lucky that he’s coming! Are you gonna go? Would love to meet him. =)

  18. Ashtrie

    because BOOKS! I’m sucker for romance LOL
    Thanks for the giveaway ;p

  19. leannessf

    I really enjoy Yancey’s Monstrumologist series, so I think I will like this one too!


  20. Viki S.

    I think it sounds good.

  21. Kimberly Sheridan

    Curious to see if Cassie finds her brother.

  22. Vivien

    It sounds really fascinating!!!

  23. almendra

    i love the plot … i saw the trailer of the book .. and is just awesome .. i want to the book so badly …… i need the book.. jijiji
    thanks for the giveaway
    almendra in the rafflecopter

  24. Livvvy75

    I heard about this on Goodreads and it sounded like the sort of book I would like. If I wasn’t sold on it before, I certainly am after your review!

  25. Meghan Stith

    Because I LOVE dystopia!
    Wow! I can’t WAIT to read this! I love that cover, too ; )
    I wonder what kind of events or people inspired the author while writing this book!?
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    mestith at gmail dot com

  26. vanessa

    the cover is really cool and so is the idea .

  27. Casey B.

    Looks really interesting and I love dystopia:)

  28. Lisa Vazquezanzua

    When I first seen this book on another blog and reading the overview, I HAVE TO read this book!! I LOVE Dystopian stories. And this one sounds very interesting and I HAVE to find out what is going on in this story. I’m dying to read it!! Thank you so much for your generous giveaway prize!! Thank you so much for a chance to win and for being a part of this fun and awesome blog hop!!

  29. Joani S

    I’m really looking forward to reading this one!! It just sounds so good! I’m all into zombies and dystopians lately, how can I pass up some aliens?

  30. nurmawati djuhawan

    i love dystopian books…alien invasion is one of my fave theme..thx u :)

  31. danielle james

    looks good

  32. Gayatri

    The plot sounds exciting and something new is just what I need to read !

  33. Ruth Silver

    All the reviews look great!

  34. Tiffany

    I want to read it because it’s gotten such great reviews! Word of mouth makes a big difference.

  35. Alyssa

    I love dystopian books and I think adding aliens to it would be awesome

  36. Aleksandra

    I want to read The 5th Wave because I read The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey & absolutely loved it, so I’m definitely interested in reading more from him. Second reason is the description itself, it sounds like my type of book, and 3rd all the great reviews it’s gotten. I’m really excited about reading it, so thanks for the opportunity to win it :)

  37. Brooke

    I’m all over sci fi!!!! Esp aliens!

  38. Christine

    I literally have been dying to read this! I’ve been so jealous of evereyone who got their hands on an ARC. I hear it’s going to be the big book this year. Thanks so much for the giveaway!!

  39. I want to read the 5th wave because I want to know what those monsters are that they have to stay away from. Not to mention I like this type of books! <3

  40. Mikee Garcia

    I want to read the 5th wave because I love books with phenomenal writing style and having the combination of science fiction and romance!

  41. Stephanie W.

    I’ve been wanting to read The 5th Wave since I read the description! It sounds like a really interesting book with a original plot & I’ve been reading great reviews about it. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  42. I’ve seen the 5th Wave around the blogosphere and because I love dystopian novels this definitely caught my interest. I absolutely love the last sentence of the synopsis. However, after reading the first paragraph of your review, that totally reeled me in and it’s now a Must Read ASAP book :D

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  43. StacyRenee C.

    I’ve been seeing ‘The 5th Wave’ EVERYWHERE lately and I really want to read it! Thank you for hosting this giveaway! :)

  44. Filia Oktarina

    I am very curious with this book. Have read post from other blog too.

  45. Jacklin Updegraft

    I want to read this because it sounds so interesting! I want to know what happens and what Them are and everything! I can’t wait to read this book!

  46. Sarah

    Because it seems like an interesting story and I love Rick Yancey books

  47. Kai W.

    5th Wave description sounds interesting of really being the end of the world. These kind of storyline always draws me in. I just haven’t found one that gives an indication that there is hope. Most I read, I’m just terribly disappointed with the ending. From your review, I’m going to see if there is a good ending for the story.

  48. Litza

    Why do I want to read it? Because I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about it! I am seriously curious about what happens… :)


  49. Avie S.

    It looks interesting..Thanks..:)

  50. Ashfa Anwer

    I just can’t resist a good dystopian novel and this one looks different. love the premise and the cover and thank you soo much for the int giveaway.

  51. This sounds SOOO exciting!!! I love dystopian/post-apocalyptic stories so seems like this is right up my street! :D

  52. Christine

    I like the whole concept of the book. The idea of alien invasion is interesting.

  53. Justin A.

    It sounds so interesting! And I’m dying to read my first Rick yancy book. I really hope I win!!

  54. Jannetta

    It seems very interesting

  55. Isa

    I haven’t read a good alien book and after hearing all the amazing reviews on this book, I would love to read it. Thank you. :)

  56. Carmel

    I read Midnight Garden’s review of the book! AND I swear after that, I wanted to read it! I LOVE THE HUNGER GAMES. They cited that THIS WOULD BE THE NEXT! :)

  57. Kellani

    Love to read the 5th wave because it looks good :3

  58. Rashika

    I haven’t read a sci-fic book involving aliens in a long time so I am really excited to see how this one is going to go :D

  59. Darith L.

    It sounds like a great YA dystopian!

  60. pabkins

    There just isn’t enough YA Science Fiction out there. This one sounds fantastic and I hear nothing but good things!

  61. Leonor (Ner)

    I want to read The 5th Wave because the plot sounds extremely interesting and every review I read say good things about this book and this author. I’m really curious :)
    Thank you so much for the giveaway ^_^

    XX Ner

  62. reese

    I’ve been reading more scifi recently, and The 5th Wave has been getting such good reviews, that even though I never thought I’d be into aliens, I actually really want to read it! I’m also mega curious about what happens. Suspense is awesome!

  63. Stephanie

    Because I have heard so many raving reviews and I am interested in anything dystopian!

  64. Jaime

    holy crap i just finished this book and I can’t wait to own it. Amazing start to a series I’m sure i’m going to love!!

  65. bn100

    the blurb sounds interesting

  66. Ana

    Ok, I’m gonna be completely honest, I want to read it because EVERYBODY has been reading it lately, and I can’t stand all my friends talking about this book and me not being able to join the discussion. :) I heard it a great book, would LOVE to read it. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  67. Julia Rain

    I’ve heard it is really intense and just plain good. I like intensity.

  68. Jennifer Crawford

    I like being introduced to new authors.

  69. Why do I want to read this? I have heard such great things about this book and I really love a good dystopian.

  70. Kamla L.

    I was already dying to read The 5th Wave. Now after reading your review, I’m drooling!!! I got a glimpse from some of the quotes I’ve seen so far how well written it is and how amazing the characters are. Even without having read it I’m already waiting on the movie. The trailer is awesome!!

  71. Jolene A

    This sounds like a great read that not only would I love, but my son and husband as well! Thanks for the chance to win

  72. Dayna Janzen

    I really, really, really want to read this book…our library takes so long to get new books :(

  73. Dayna Janzen

    I really, really, really want to read this book!! I now have it on pre-order at my local library!!

  74. Nadine A

    It sounds interesting. I love alien related things and I’m a huge fan of dystopian. So, why not? Right? Anyway, I’ve read some good reviews about the book and I won’t miss this one.

  75. Rachel

    I want to read The 5th Wave because I’m heard such incredible things about it!

  76. Cohlina

    Because I think people love it and it sounds awesome! :D

  77. Chrisian Baldomero

    I just finished reading The 5th Wave! It was BADASS! But I just borrowed the book from a friend and I really want to have the book! Thanks! xx

  78. Satchmo

    Because everyone who seems to have read it raved about it! Including John Green!

  79. Brooke Bumgardner

    I want to read The 5th Wave because it sounds so creepy! Creepy in a good way lol.

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