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The Infinite Sea: The 5th Wave, Book 2

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Addictive alien-invasion sequel is jaw-droppingly intense.

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Yancey brilliantly continues his sci-fi epic with an equally enthralling second story. This one raises the stakes, deepens characterizations, and adds in enough startling twists to keep readers desperate for more. Cassie's back but more confused than ever; she has no idea how to deal with her traumatized brother (who blatantly prefers Ben) or her seemingly misguided but deep-seated faith that Evan Walker will be back -- for her. In contrast to Cassie is Ringer, who's bumped up from supporting player to main character. We learn more about her past (including her actual name and what it takes to make her finally laugh) and root for her as she embarks on a mysterious journey that leads her, like Cassie in the first book, to love and new discoveries.

Pardon the vague language, but there's so much in The Infinite Sea that should be experienced on the page and not through a review. Just know that it has more of your favorite characters, lots of new heroes and villains (and those who are somehow in both camps), and even a powerful dose of breathtaking romance. If you think you have everything figured out, you're most definitely wrong, and that's a good thing. Be prepared to put off sleep and other responsibilities as you dive into Yancey's Infinite Sea, a book so immersive you'll want to immediately re-read it the moment you're done.

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