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Book Review: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

The 5th Wave - Rick Yancey

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.


Review available on Goodreads:


Change in SOP

I've thought about it and it seems redundant to post a copy of my book reviews here and on Goodreads. So, change in SOP (standard operating procedure, in case you didn't know)!


I will now post my reviews on my Goodreads account. I have made them accessible to everyone so even though you don't have a Goodreads account, you can still read them (although I recommend you get one). I will still post book reviews here but they will only contain links to the actual Goodreads review. You just need to click it.


I'll still be posting other book-related blog posts here (more frequently now. This is my attempt of being a 'more' person), but all book reviews will be on Goodreads. You really won't miss anything. I doubt clicking a link to redirect to another page will kill you. I just wanted to let you know.


Happy reading, everyone!


Book Review: Thoughtless by S.C. Stephens

Thoughtless  - S.C. Stephens

I picked this up in the hopes that it would be a reeeallyy good read, considering the ratings it has.


But just to get it out there. Kiera Allen has to be the worst protagonist ever — right there in Bella Swan's league.


The only thing that kept me from throwing this book against the wall (alright, my iPad, which wouldn't have made me feel any better) were the guys. The guys were the saving grace of Thoughtless and it's really quite good there were a lot of them to counter Keira's utter stupidity.


Regardless of that very big mishap though, I found it entertaining enough to commit until the end (sucker for romance right here) when the boy gets the girl — not saying which boy though!


So yes, entertaining with lots of swoon-worthy scenes (no thanks to Kiera) and hot guys. I'll only recommend it if you think you can stomach Bella Swan 2.0.


Your choice.


This review is also posted in my Goodreads account.


Finally, a name to the book! Although I'm pretty disappointed that the release date I expected is off by six months (the books are usually released around my birthday and it would have been nice to get this as a present this year), I'm so excited it's finally something closer to the actual book. I can't wait for October 22! 

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