The Infinite Sea
By: Rick Yancey
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.
This review is going to be another rant about how awful and disappointed I was. I am so disappointed by this book. I am so sad that this second book sucked so bad. I was really hoping it’d get better towards the end, but it didn’t. Absolutely nothing happened in the entire book, the characters were dull, and I ultimately just wanted the aliens to kill everybody already. I was so done with this book by the 10 page mark and had to drag myself through the rest of it. I practically found myself skimming the pages so that I wouldn’t have to sit through it any longer than I needed to.
I’m not even sure what world development there was in this book. I mean, there was a forest and trees and a hotel, but that’s just about it. The reader isn’t taken to many places, and they aren’t described very well, either.
I don’t have a lot of coherent thoughts on this book overall, but I do have a few things to say about the characters. I actually like Ringer, but Cassie is so freaking useless and whiny and she is no longer the protagonist of this series. Zombie is cool, but is wounded the entire book and won’t die, but seems to be bleeding out for days at a time, which I find strange. And then there is Poundcake, Teacup, etc. They’re background characters and easily interchangeable so I have practically nothing to say about them aside from them being extras in the Zombie-Cassiopeia-Ringer show. Or shall I say, unnecessary love triangle? Yes, I dare. Razor, a new addition, is okay, but not anything special.
Did I already tell you guys how boring this book is? There is no climax, rising action, or any action for that matter. People get shot and never die and the alien-crap is getting as old as it is confusing (which is extremely, very, freakishly old and confusing). I’ve been holding off from writing this review because I don’t even know what my thoughts are on this book. It’s very mediocre and pointless, really. I wish it’d just disappear.
What did you think of this book? Did you have the same thoughts as me? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!