“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!


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