Publisher's Note:  

The riveting follow-up to the New York Times bestselling The 5th Wave, hailed by Justin Cronin as “wildly entertaining.”

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.

The Infinite Sea

by Rick Yancey

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Overall Review:  

The Infinite Sea is the second book to The 5th Wave trilogy. As such, there is mostly a continuation of many different problems from the first book, and it starts even more problems to be answered in the next book. However, it was not quite satisfactory how many questions were actually answered in this book. This second book was a little too much of a continuation, and didn’t seem to have enough of its own plot. This of course does not matter too much since everyone will read it regardless if they are interested in finishing the series. The book is probably meant for more patient readers than me—not those who want all the answers now. 


There were a few moments in the book where it was easy to become slightly lost as to what was going on because the ideas were complex and hard to describe, but for the most part that did not affect too much of the plot.


Some characters were already well-rounded from the last book, but it was a privilege to be able to see the past and present of a few other characters that had previously just been minor. The author did a good job with bringing his characters to life and dripping in a few past experiences to show why they act the way they do.

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Profanity/Language:  19 religious exclamations; 47 mild obscenities; 3 religious profanities; 29 derogatory names; 24 scatological words; 28 anatomical terms; 17 f-word derivatives.


Violence/Gore:  A child and seven adults are killed in an explosion; a teen is shot and killed; a teen shoots and injures a child, slightly graphic; a couple instances of a teen slapping a child; a child punches a teenager; two children get in a fistfight; a character tells how another character incapacitated 12 people; a character briefly recalls killing four people; a character is attacked and wounded, and the blood is briefly described; a character hurts another character’s neck and head, nonfatal; a character sees splotches of blood on the walls; a teen attacks and tries to murder another teen, graphic; a character is shot twice but not killed; a few instances of characters knocking out other characters; two characters get in a fistfight; a character attacks another character with a knife and they fight, with no life-threatening injuries. a teen shoots and injures another teen; a second-hand account of adult being shot and killed; brief mention of the death of millions of people; a character has gruesome symptoms of a disease; a couple instances of characters slapping other characters; a couple instances where a character imagines graphic threats; a character imagines a teen killing a child; two characters fight and hurl each other around the room, with blood and choking involved; a teenager shoots another teenager several times with intention to torture, also hitting hard and throwing character around; several instances of characters threatening other characters; a teen shoots another teen, does not kill; character attacks and tries to kill another character, slightly graphic; a character punches another character in the throat; a character threatens suicide; a character punches the wall over and over until fists are bloody; a character sees a house blown up, implies that child and some adults are inside; a character fights and kills another character; a character kills another character; a character tortures another character, short but graphic; a character gets into a vehicle accident; a character temporarily disables another character; a character sees blood and gore and bodies all around, graphic; two characters fight and injure each other in a long but not graphic scene; a teen shoots and kills a child; an adult shoots and probably kills a teen.


Sex/Nudity:  Teenagers flirt with each other; teenagers kiss several times; a teenage character undresses with the intention of having sex, makes sexual innuendo; teenagers hold hands; two teenagers make-out and it is unclear how far they go; a character talks about nonsexual nudity; a child is stripped for a clinical-like check; a character thinks about another character in a sexual but nongraphic way; a character makes a sexual reference; two teens make-out and sexual activity is most likely implied, though not completely spelled out.

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Death of children/teens/ adults, death of friends, terminal disease, considered suicide, murder.

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Reviewed By Amber
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