The past week I have kind of been down the rabbit hole, as I was crammed with midterms, so I could not post on Sunday. But no worries, a make-up post has arrived. A little over a week ago, I saw the 5th Wave movie after reading both the first and second books, and I figured I would do a combination review on them. Enjoy, you book lovers!
I first came across the book series after seeing on Instagram that Chloe Grace Moretz was starring in it (I followed her when If I Stay came out). Looking up the book, I noticed it was pretty popular, so I added it to my to-be read list, which I will point out, is extremely long. Luckily, I came across the book one day in the library when browsing the shelves, and I knew it was destiny. I must admit, the book took me quite a while to read, although I recently have been taking a lot longer to read books because there never seems to be enough time for it. (Anyone else experiencing the same thing?) If you haven't already read it, take my advice: make sure to have the second book on hand once you finish the first, because it ends on a cliffhanger. Although the beginning was a little slow, it really introduced you to the characters, and I felt like I knew them all well by the end. What I enjoyed most about the book were the many plot-twists that surprised me. Most of the books I've read recently are very predictable, and I enjoyed having the suspense to make me want to read. Here is my rating:
4 out of 5 stars
- with thrilling suspense and action, great for those who love science fiction, but geared towards Young Adult readers, the 5th Wave is a great novel for many readers.
The second book, in my opinion, was almost pointless. If not for the last 20-75 pages of suspense, nothing would have happened in the entire book. Granted, it is about 200 pages shorter than the first book, which was also a little slow. Either way, I hope that reading this was worth it for the 3rd and final book coming out soon. I expect it to be action-filled if it wants to redeem itself from the slow sequel. My rating is:
2.5 out of 5 stars
For many, the 5th Wave movie did not disappoint. When looking up reviews from other book lovers, they claim it was one of the best book to movie adaptations they've seen. Personally, I agree. Although, there is the factor to consider that this move was a lot easier than say the Hunger Games, and Divergent, with the advanced technology. Those who saw the movie without reading the book beforehand were likely extremely confused, as the movie was aimed towards those who had. Therefore, when looking up the reviews for the movie, they are not amazing. Regardless, if you have read the 5th Wave or plan on reading it, the movie is a great visual, and did an excellent job of bringing the book to life.
Happy Wednesday! Wanna know why it's happy? Because that means it is almost Friday :) Anyways, I hope you enjoyed this post and was a good make-up for not posting on Sunday. It feels good to be done with all the tests, kind of like what I imagine reviving from the dead would feel like. In any case, I wish you a good rest of the week, and you'll hear from me on Sunday!