“The Infinite Sea” by Rick Yancey

16131484More twisty alien things happening. This one is the sequel to “The 5th Wave,” which I just finished a couple days ago. This one only took me three days to read, too, but it was a little shorter.

I am all for teen fiction but eventually I got to a point, which may have started in the last book, where I just thought, “Are these teenagers really tough enough to singlehandedly wage war against these alien invaders?” But it’s teen fiction, so anything is possible.

I’ve read both these books in about a week and a half so I am very ready for the third book, but it won’t be released until the end of May, which is five months away.

The main reason I am in need of the third and final book of this series is that there was a big twisty plot thing happening near the end and now I’m just like, “Why? What is happening? Rick Yancey, I need more info, stat.” Maybe I should write him some fan mail or something and just say, “Yo, so I read your books and I need some resolution here.” But I’m not really sure that would get me that far.

There’s not much really to say about the plot of this book because it’s just a continuation of the alien invasion arc with the same characters from “The 5th Wave” but, of course, need more.

Now I’m about to start those little Harry Potter books, which I should be finished with in a couple days, tops. Then to finish “Wicked” finally. Maybe. I also got that one on ebook from my public library to try and help but we’ll see if that works.

Bye bye for now,
Maegan

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“The 5th Wave” by Rick Yancey

16101128I started “Wicked” and I got almost halfway through before I got some early Christmas money and ran out to buy this book as soon as I possibly could. And yes, this purchased was fueled by the knowledge that some cinematic master is going to movie-tize this book. So I’m still working on “Wicked.”

But this book. This book kept me real hooked. I read it in literally three days. And I’ve already used the rest of that Christmas money to buy the sequel. Only problem after that is the series is a trilogy and the third one isn’t released until May 24, 2016, according to the interwebs. So the waiting game begins. Because you know I’ll have “The Infinite Sea” finished in about a week. That’s the sequel, by the way. BUT, the movie is set to be released at the end of January, so not too much waiting there, unless I decide it’s awful and I hate it, which I will probably feel until the second viewing.

One thing I’m interested to see when it comes to the movie is how the keep the suspense going that’s built up in the book. Several parts of the book center around the reader not knowing who the narrator is at a particular moment until it is artfully revealed. How are we going to keep up that facade when you can’t hide an actor’s face or voice? I guess we’ll see how it goes in January.

A complaint that I have about this book, although it could just be because I’m getting too old for YA fiction novels (*sobs* my life), is that it got to a point where I thought, “Really? The teenagers are the ones fighting the alien army?” And if you’ve seen the movie trailer or read the back cover of this book, that wasn’t a spoiler. Why can’t we have an adult book where the adult-like people take on the alien forces? Then again, there are probably many books like that, but I haven’t found them because you can only find me in the teen fiction section of Books-A-Million.

That reminds me, I’m getting the Harry Potter coloring book for Christmas and I AM SO EXCITED.

But anyway, I highly recommend this book. Super interesting, much twisty, good. Read it. I want to go ahead and start “The Infinite Sea” but it is past midnight and there is bad weather outside, so I should probably go for the sleepy sleepies instead. But there’s a kitty cat sleeping on my lap so how can I get up and disturb him by going sleepy sleepy? (Full disclosure, the cat’s only on my lap because he hates storms and he’s terrified, but I will take all the lovin’ I can get from this fluffy baby.)

So, next is “The Infinite Sea” with maybe a smattering of some “Wicked” thrown in there, and then I will finish “Wicked” (*fingers crossed*) and then continue my Harry Potter path some more with “Goblet of Fire.” I checked out “The 100” from the library to read over this break but I’m not sure I’m going to read it because it’s part of a trilogy, too, and I think I need to finish all my in progress readings before starting another series. Good news about that one though is that all three have already been released. (Side note: The cat just left me to sit in cat loaf formation at my feet instead. Should I feel offended?) Anyway, I also checked out the two short little Harry Potter companion books, “Quidditch Through the Ages” and “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” which I definitely picked up from the kid’s section in preparation for November of 2016 and if you don’t know why that month is relevant we are not friends.

I have been trying to finish the “Matched” trilogy but it is so hard. I got about halfway through the second book via audiobook before the thing expired and I just can’t make myself check it out again to finish it. I just got to a point where I was annoyed at all the characters and all their poor choices.

But anywho, the lights are aflashin’ now so I should get to asleepin’.

Merry Christmas Eve!
Maegan

“Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” by J.K. Rowling

Harry_Potter_and_the_Prisoner_of_Azkaban_(US_cover)“Chamber of Secrets” was only three books and five months ago so that’s not so bad… right? Anyway, if I actually were to take time to read, this book probably would’ve taken me less than a month. In fact, I read half of it in the last week or so. But then again, school is over for the semester so I actually have time to read fun books and not scary law school books.

Anyway, it’s Harry Potter, what is there to explain? It’s wonderful and beautiful and J.K. Rowling is amazingly creative and her imagination is literally the stuff that dreams are made of and I love her.

My only regret in reading these books again is that I’ve already read them multiple times and seen all the movies over and over again so I know what is going to happen and I can’t be surprised anymore. I wish there was a way to go back as if you had never read the books so you could experience it all over again and again.

I brought “Goblet of Fire” home with me for Christmas break but I also brought six other books to read (because options) so I’m not sure when I’ll start it yet. Could be now, could be later, could (regrettably) be much later. Depends on how I feel. Hopefully it just won’t take another five months.

As Harry, Ron, and Hermione would say, “Happy Christmas!”
Maegan