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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Book Review: The Last Star by Rick Yancey

The Last Star (The 5th Wave #3) by Rick Yancey
Genre: Young Adult (Science Fiction)
Date Published: May 24, 2016
Publisher:  G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers

The enemy is Other. The enemy is us.

They’re down here, they’re up there, they’re nowhere. They want the Earth, they want us to have it. They came to wipe us out, they came to save us.

But beneath these riddles lies one truth: Cassie has been betrayed. So has Ringer. Zombie. Nugget. And all 7.5 billion people who used to live on our planet. Betrayed first by the Others, and now by ourselves.

In these last days, Earth’s remaining survivors will need to decide what’s more important: saving themselves…or saving what makes us human.

The Last Star is the third and final book in The 5th Wave Trilogy by Rick Yancey. This book had its ups and downs. I was pretty frustrated through a good portion of it, as long spans of time went by with nothing of significance happening. It left me with big unanswered questions. Big ones! The point of view fluctuated like always, which is fine except we heard way more from Ringer. I needed to hear more from Cassie or Evan. Personalities changed this time around. That's understandable to an extent when people are put through such traumas as these guys have gone through, but well, for example: Sam? He was totally different. Night and day different from the last books. Zombie? When did he turn so love sick? I knew it was coming, but again.. Night and day. Then we have the ending. I don't even know where to begin. I'm not as mad as I was after reading Allegiant. I'm pretty darn close though. Frustrated would be the word. I'm frustrated because there is one question in particular that really needed to be clearly answered for this trilogy to be complete, and it wasn't. I'm frustrated because the ending had no purpose. There was no real resolution or plan for the future that made sense. Things were unfinished. Lastly, I'm frustrated, because the previous two books were pretty darn good, and it feels like all of that was for nothing.

If you haven't read the first book, check out my review below!!

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.

To learn more about Rick Yancey and his books, visit his website.You can also find him on GoodreadsFacebook, and Twitter.

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