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The Infinite Sea: The Second Book of the 5th…

The Infinite Sea: The Second Book of the 5th Wave (original 2014; edition 2014)

by Rick Yancey (Author)

Series: The Fifth Wave (2)

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"Cassie Sullivan and her companions lived through the Others' four waves of destruction. Now, with the human race nearly exterminated and the 5th Wave rolling across the landscape, they face a choice: brace for winter and hope for Evan Walker's return, or set out in search of other survivors before the enemy closes in"--… (more)
Title:The Infinite Sea: The Second Book of the 5th Wave
Authors:Rick Yancey (Author)
Info:G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers (2014), Edition: First Edition, 320 pages
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I was trying to figure out what age these books are aimed at, because part of me thinks maybe they're aimed at a younger audience and I'm juding them too harshly, but ... they're pretty brutal, the main characters are young adults and there's even sex in this one, so I'm guessing they are probably YA lit after all. It doesn't really read that way.

I'm torn between 1 and 2 stars, because the first book was better, in a way, but it's not AS bad as some books I've one starred. This rating system is tricky.

Nothing happens in this book. I had hopes for it, I liked that we immediately got Ringer's POV (I like her sooo much better than Cassie), and I thought we were going for some REALLY interesting unreliable narrator thing with Cassie ... but no. The unreliable narrator thing just seemed like weird way for the author to write the same scene twice. Honestly, did you he write this during NaNoWriMo? NOTHING HAPPENS, but there are so many words. The first 200 pages is fucking 90% Cassie going over the same things in her head OVER AND OVER AGAIN. I get it, you're torn, your feelings for Evan are complicated, blah blah. I skimmed most of her thoughts after a while.

The timeline is also all over the place. The first 200 pages takes place during a few days, the last 100 during a few weeks, but they are PARALLELL stories, so we have no idea what happens to the other characters during those weeks. I assume that'll be for book three? Either way it makes it seem like the two parts are barely connected.

Especially since, at the end of the story, the characters are basically back to where they at the end of the last book. The only person who goes through even a bit of change is Ringer, but even her story was way longer and more complicated than it had to be. The aliens claim to have some big master plan, but I don't see what it is, and there's gonna have to be one hell of an explanation at the end of book three for me to buy any of this.

Plus it keeps switching between first and third person. Even weirder than that, Cassie's POV is suddenly entirely in past tense, but Ringer's is in present. In the last book, I think everything was written in present tense, so why this change? Is the author experiementing with different POVs and tenses? I don't understand, I really don't.

Will I read the third book? Maybe. If I haven't forgotten about this entire thing by the time it comes out. ( )
  upontheforemostship | Feb 22, 2023 |
Loved it. Can't wait for the third book! ( )
  Kateinoz | Feb 14, 2023 |
Do I really have to wait another year for the end to this trilogy? This book picked up pretty much where [b:The 5th Wave|16101128|The 5th Wave (The Fifth Wave, #1)|Rick Yancey|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1359853842s/16101128.jpg|19187812] left off. The kids have escaped the compound and are trying to hook back up and get somewhere safe to ride out the winter. Cassie and Evan have some wonderful scenes. Boy that alien/human hybrid sure can turn a phrase to make your heart melt. There are 3 main characters here that have most of the page time, Evan, Cassie and Ringer. There are a few new characters introduced and some new and old enemies show up. This book went some unexpected places and I was totally surprised. I was enthralled and ended up with a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes.

The writing style, like the last book was rather lyrical in places and made you think about the nature of humanity. Which is rather the point of the series I think.

Highly recommended. ( )
  Luziadovalongo | Jul 14, 2022 |
  archivomorero | Jun 27, 2022 |
4.5 stars, well, maybe a 5 star. This is the second book in a series of three; yes, a trilogy. I had read the first awhile ago, so I was still trying to remember who was who and which group and story line. Once I jogged my memory a little, thanks to goodreads.com, I caught up. Then I got caught up. This one is much more teen, young adult, in my opinion. More language and sexual situations. Still being invaded by aliens, human numbers are slimming down. The protagonist is still around and still nasty. Good read, but definitely have to start with book one: The 5th Wave. ( )
  BarbF410 | May 22, 2022 |
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Bauer, ThomasÜbersetzersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Strole, PhoebeNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
My love as deep;  the more I give to thee,
The more I have;  for both are infinite.
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"Cassie Sullivan and her companions lived through the Others' four waves of destruction. Now, with the human race nearly exterminated and the 5th Wave rolling across the landscape, they face a choice: brace for winter and hope for Evan Walker's return, or set out in search of other survivors before the enemy closes in"--

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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.
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