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Book Review: The Last Star by Rick Yancey
Title & Author: The Last Star by Rick Yancey
Genre: Dystopia, Fantasy
Release Date: May 24 2016
Series: The 5th Wave
Publisher: Penguin Books
The enemy is Other. The enemy is us.
They’re down here, they’re up there, they’re nowhere. They want the Earth, they want us to have it. They came to wipe us out, they came to save us.
But beneath these riddles lies one truth: Cassie has been betrayed. So has Ringer. Zombie. Nugget. And all 7.5 billion people who used to live on our planet. Betrayed first by the Others, and now by ourselves.
In these last days, Earth’s remaining survivors will need to decide what’s more important: saving themselves…or saving what makes us human .
I was looking forward to The Last Star by Rick Yancey basically ever since I finished The Fifth Wave. And even more after reading The Infinite Sea! And I am so happy I read it. It is amazing even though some of the things is this book are very cliché.
But the characters grow so much through this very tough period (during all 3 books).
Sammy (Nugget) grows from a small boy, who gets forced into the baby roll by his older sister Cassie, grows into a strong young boy. He can defend himself and later can still go back to just being a child.
Ben (Zombie) is at the start of the book (before the 1st wave) a football player and he grows into a young man who can take care of himself, but also is caring for others. He is funny and tries to do his best to keep is squad alive.
I like Merika (Ringer), she really does her best to make the best with what she has and when she has to make the toughest decision of the whole series, she just does it. I enjoyed that very much. I seem to remember I liked the pieces from her side during The Infinite Sea too and that did not change.
I don’t know what to think of Cassie’s actions during this book. Sometimes I felt like she was being very egocentric and tried to do everything herself. I can’t make my mind on what I think of her.
Another character I did not like was Megan, the only thing the girl does is whine, she doesn’t toughen up or anything and also no one tells her to do it! She was only a burden to the survivors of squad 53 and Cassiopeia.
Overall I think The 5th Wave is stronger then The Last Star, but the latter is most definitely stronger then The Infinite Sea. I liked the series very much and it is a very good ending to a great series. I did not mind the cliché bits in the plot line.
I liked the ending, where the world is only just a bit better and most things are not well again. I am a sucker for what happened after… and really liked this one. It was not an …and they lived happily ever after. But an …and they are doing their best to make a life for themselves. I like it!
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