The Infinite Sea

The Infinite Sea

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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.
Publisher: New York, NY : G.P. Putnam's Sons, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780399162428
0399162429
Characteristics: 300 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number: Y YANCEY, R

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bibliosara Jul 18, 2018

I read another review that stated that nothing happens in this book. They were right. Nothing happens. We come full circle and never get any closer to the answer of what the aliens are doing and why they are doing it. We get some characters thrown in, then tossed back out by the end. It happens o... Read More »


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lgmosher Feb 27, 2021

JUST. READ. IT.

Quit telling yourself lies that "you don't know if you'll like it" just do it already!

Do it, DO IT NOW!

This second book is even better then the first!

I loved the punny, sarcastic, absolutely relatable humanity in this book.

Aliens that have taken over and are playing sadistic games with your mind? Who gives a crap, we'll make as much a headache a possible.

It's awesome.

Though I must say, the whole "I can't promise anything" and then turning around and making a million promises while shouting you're not... Getting a little old.

Also what's getting a little old and Yancey needs to officially put to bed and let it rest? The topic of Evan freaking Walker.
(You either know or you don't, but it's becoming exhausting)

I really like the way Yancey took the novel, it's more real now... Makes more sense.... And makes you want to dive right into the next one!

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RebelBelle13
Sep 22, 2020

I enjoyed the second installment of The 5th Wave series slightly more than the first, even thought it went in a direction I wasn't expecting. There's very little of Cassie and Evan and Zombie, who were the main focus of the first novel- they are all set aside to focus on the side characters, including Ringer, Poundcake, and a new character, Razor. Another silencer arrives on the scene, Grace, and we get a bit of her backstory as well. She feels a little shoehorned in to pad the story and add suspense, but on the flip side we do get to see another alien consciousness inside a human, and one who is bound and determined to carry out her mission. The story, while not as depressing as the first book, is just as dark and the alien forces just as devious. I still don't particularly care for Ringer much, but I did appreciate her story here and the direction the author took her. The is-Teacup-alive-or-is-she-not got rather annoying after awhile, but besides that and a bit of unnecessary purple prose (after about the fourth time the author was getting spiritual and metaphysical about the stars and night sky I tuned out) this was honestly an okay read and a decent follow up to the first.

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gehhnamehra
May 07, 2020

This book helps clear a lot of confusion that was in the first book. The language is very descriptive and deep. Personally, I think that the feelings of the characters in this book are more intense. The only negative thing is that the plot progresses really slowly. Like not a lot of things happen in this book.

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violet_ferret_107
Feb 04, 2020

I personally really liked the 5th Wave, but absolutely NOTHING happens in this book!! It was sooooooo boring that i just stopped reading it about halfway through. I wouldn't recommend at all!

Alphabaz6666 Aug 03, 2019

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Maria_chan
Jul 18, 2019

This book was fairly good but seriously stressful and draining emotionally! It took me 2 months to read it because I needed to take breaks! And the final book is 18 pages longer!😭 Gah, but I need to know what happens! Never been so apprehensive to reading a book I've chosen to read!

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kmobuckeye
Feb 19, 2019

I like the love story in this series, but that is really want makes it.

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Alpha_0001
Jul 25, 2018

The Infinite Sea was and is great book that changed its perspective in a way that wouldn't confuse readers. The fact that is showed multiple perspectives allowed anyone to see every person's feelings in the story, from Cassie, to a squad ordered to hunt down Cassie and her friends.

bibliosara Jul 18, 2018

I read another review that stated that nothing happens in this book. They were right. Nothing happens. We come full circle and never get any closer to the answer of what the aliens are doing and why they are doing it. We get some characters thrown in, then tossed back out by the end. It happens over the course of a few days, and the nonlinear writing gets on your nerves quickly. No, not flashbacks. Just reminiscences. By the end, I was left wondering what the heck was going on… still. I liked Ringer's perspective slightly more than Cassie's - hers made sense, and there was reason behind her coldness. Disappointing in that the plot obviously has gotten too complicated even for the author to follow. I read the end of the third book and am quite happy I didn't commit to reading it completely.

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KMJ_
Apr 08, 2018

I said in my review for The 5th Wave that this is not normally my style, but I really like this series. This book picks up not long after The 5th Wave, with the survivors of that book still in peril. The book is dark, with more bloodshed and morally ambiguous choices. It seemed like the first book alternated between view points more. The last part of this book is dominated by one character, and I would have liked there to be more variety. The timeline isn't always clear either, especially when the characters are separated. Overall, the series continues to show how far these characters are willing to go in order to survive, how far they're willing to go to protect each other, and how they have to come to terms with the trauma they've been through.

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miraellie
Apr 09, 2020

“When you look death in the eye and death blinks first, nothing seems impossible.”

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Suzanne_A
Aug 11, 2017

"Run equal die, stay equal die."
- Cassie for Cassieopia

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SashaE
Nov 27, 2016

Violence: Lots of it too.

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