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320 pages, Kindle Edition
First published September 16, 2014
“The world will burn for a hundred years. Fire will consume the things we made from wood and plastic and rubber and cloth, then water and wind and time will chew the stone and steel into dust. How baffling it is that we imagined cities incinerated by alien bombs and death rays when all they needed was Mother Nature and time.”
“a tall girl with a cascade of honey-blond hair and striking Norwegian-model-type features, piercing blue eyes, full, pouty, collagen-packed lips, and the willowy figure of a runway fashion princess.
“Hello, Evan,” Cosmo Girl said. And of course her voice was deep and slightly scratchy like every seductive villainess ever conceived by Hollywood.”
“Why don’t you tell me,” I shot back. “You extraterrestrial slut.”
“My anger is greater than the sum of all lost things.”
"Beats hanging around here waiting for your alien prince to come."
“That’s the cost. That’s the price. Get ready, because when you crush the humanity out of humans, you’re left with humans with no humanity.
In other words, you get what you pay for, motherfucker”
First I want to say something. Before reading this, I heard many many bad reviews and things about this book, and if you know me, you would know that The 5th Wave is my favorite dystopian of all time, and to be honest ,after hearing those things I kind of stepped away from this book because I didn't want it to "destroy" the first book as many people have said. Now I have read it, I don't understand all that hate. This is not a bad sequel, this is not bad at all. I know it is a little boring, but that's just in the beginning, and after that the story is really really interesting. And I know this is not as good as the 5th wave but it is not bad, it's actually really enjoyable read. So don't hesitate,you will like it.
“When you look death in the eye and death blinks first, nothing seems impossible.”
The Infinite Sea follow the story of the first book "The 5th Wave". Now after they know which is the 5th wave, they are being followed by the "Aliens". After they survived at the camp, they found a place to stay. Cassie is still waiting for Evan, and Ben and Ringer and the others are trying to find other survivors. Everything changes after Ringer gets captured and Evan comes.
“It isn’t that the lies are too beautiful to resist. It’s that the truth is too hideous to face.”
To be honest I didn't like Ringer's POV. It felt like Cassie is not the protagonist anymore, and I really like her. Ringer is still a great character but still Cassie got my heart in the first book. Also Poundcake's POV was kind of pointless.
“People die. Love endures.”
The ending was spectacular. Not as mind blowing as the first, but still Rick Yancey has a special ability for ending the books. So beautiful.
“Ha-ha. The dumb jock who can’t talk the Queen’s English. I swear to God, the next person who corrects my grammar gets punched in the face.”
Also the writing style is so unique. I really like it ,even that sometimes it gets a little complicated and it is hard to follow, but still so beautiful. Especially the Evan's POV is written perfectly.
“No hope without faith, no faith without hope, no love without trust, no trust without love. Remove one and the entire human house cards collapses.”
I highly recommend this book to every 5th Wave reader. It didn't disappoint me ,and it's a great sequel, believe me.
"...a tall girl with a cascade of honey-blond hair and striking Norwegian-model-type features, piercing blue eyes, full, pouty, collagen-filled lips, and the willowy figure of a runway fashion princess.
"Hello, Evan," Cosmo Girl said. And of course her voice was deep and slightly scratchy like every seductive villainess ever conceived by Hollywood."
"...the one he carries across an infinite sea."
"...a stone around my neck to carry me down to the bottom of an infinite sea."
"I am drowning in an infinite sea."
"...an infinite sea of blood that envelopes me and bears me down to the lightless bottom."
Even the stars will wink out one by one and there will be no light or heat, and this is the war, the endless, futile war against the lightless, heatless void rushing toward us.
"I found you, but in finding you, I lost myself."
I'd forgotten how cruel the Others could be. Not enough to punch a hole through my heart with a bullet. No, first you have to pummel it and stomp on it and crush it in your hands until the tissue oozes from between your fingers like Play-Doh.
"Some things, down to the smallest of things, are worth the sum of all things."
He opens the box, pulls out the board, fumbles with the pieces.
"You got your queens and kings and the prawns and these guard-tower-looking things. How come every piece is like a person except those?"
"Pawns, not prawns. A prawn is a big shrimp."
He nods. "That's the name of a guy in my unit."
"Prawn. Never knew what the hell it meant."
He brought me from the tomb. He raised me from the dead. He risked his life so I might have mine. Easier to turn aside. Easier to let me go. Easier to believe the beautiful lie than the hideous truth.
"Now we're even," I whisper.
"Not exactly," he says hoarsely. "I only kissed you once."