Review: The Last Star by Rick Yancey

24955557The Last Star by Rick Yancey
Genre: Dystopian
Published by: Penguin
Pages: 338
Format: e-book
Rating: ★★
Series: The 5th Wave (#1) | The Infinite Sea (#2)

I feel like the world has been waiting a long time for this finale to drop. The 5th Wave was such an action-packed story but the second left a little something to be desired, and I’m really sorry to admit that the third book took it down another notch. Not gonna lie, but this was kind of a mess. After the wait I was expecting something spectacular! With an awesome ending and satisfying closure on the whole things, but once again, I was left feeling disappointed. Here’s why:

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Review: The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey

16131534The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey
Genre: Dystopian, Aliens
Published by: Penguin Books
Pages: 316
Format: Paperback
Rating: ★★
Series: The 5th Wave (#1)

The Infinite Sea has been sat on our shelves since it’s release, and finally one of us has gotten round to reading it! After finishing The 5th Wave I was really interested to see how this series would progress, as we didn’t get an awful lot of answers. You may remember that in my review of The 5th Wave I said I wanted more Ringer, and what d’ya know? Ringer’s POV makes up at least 1/2 of the book!

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Christmas Recommendations!

It’s that time of year again to recommend books that are perfect to read this season!

‘Love, Lies and Mince Pies’ by Katy Cannon
This is a companion short story to ‘Love, Lies and Lemon Pies’ which was one of my top 14 books of 2014! The story focuses on Jasper, a secondary character in the both ‘Love, Lies…’ and ‘Secrets, Schemes and Sewing Machines’. I absolutely love that another story has been added to this series, and think it’s the perfect book to get you in the Christmassy mood! Sign up to Katy Cannon’s newsletter to receive the story for FREE on the 8th of December: here

‘Murder On The Orient Express’ by Agatha Christie
A good old murder mystery is great for this time of year – you can snuggle up and get enthralled by an intriguing crime. This mystery in particular is especially Christmassy because the murder takes place on a train that’s been snowed in. Talk about a chilling atmosphere!

‘The Fifth Wave’ by Rick Yancey

During the Christmas season, it’s easy to get caught reading a lot of cute contemporaries, but something we love to do is dip into a completely different genre. Over Christmas last year we were reading ‘Divergent’ and this year, the two books in ‘The Fifth Wave’ really caught our attention. It’s also perfect prep for the movie’s release in January 2016!

‘My True Love Gave to Me’ edited by Stephanie Perkins
But speaking of cute contemporaries, nothing can quite beat them at this time of year. What’s great about short stories is they can be read in one sitting, and having twelve different romances to read really is a gift this Christmas!

‘All Wrapped Up’ by Holly Smale
Geek girl? Check. Romance? Check. Christmas themed? Check. ‘All Wrapped Up’ has it all, so much so that Bee and I couldn’t wait until December to read it! Get to experience the beautiful and funny first date of Nick and Harriet, a couple ready to take the modelling industry by storm!

‘Sweetly’ by Jackson Pearce
And, because I couldn’t help it, I’m going to throw a fairy tale retelling in there! ‘Sweetly’ retells Hansel and Gretel in a slightly ominous and mysterious way. Twins Ansel and Gretchen go and live with a sweet-shop owner, Sophia, out in the woods, in a town where girls go missing, and not everything is as it seems…

Review: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

The 5th Wave by Rick Yanceyfifthwave
Genre: Dystopian, Apocalyptic
Published by: Penguin
Pages: 460
Format: Hardback
Rating: ★★★
Series: The Infinite Sea (#2)
Where to Find: Goodreads | Amazon

The 5th Wave movie is soon to be released, and this book has been out for a pretty long time now, so I thought I better read it to see what all the hype is about. I have to say that I think it’s overhyped, because although I enjoyed the story, there were certain perspectives that didn’t interest me at all. Suspense wise, though, this series is very promising and I look forward to the sequel.

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