Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s can’t wait to read selection is
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey.
Publication Date: May 7th 2013.

The 5th Wave - Putnam Juvenile

After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.
Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother—or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.
Synopsis from goodreads.com

I’ve seen a lot of remarks about this book starting with something along the lines “It’s Sci-Fi, but you might like it.” As a matter of fact, I don’t like these caveats. Either you recommend books wholeheartedly or you don’t, but don’t use its supposed genre as an excuse. Doesn’t a sentence like that rather sound like “It’s strawberry, but unlike all the other strawberry you are deadly allergic to this will only give you a minor itch.” Similar thing goes for “It’s Sci-Fi, but for girls as well.” I’ll step off my soapbox now and say this: Yay, it has Sci-Fi elements and it sounds really great and I’m quite excited for this.

Anyone else allergic to strawberries and/or genre-but(t)s? Which book are you waiting for this week?

5 comments:

Ellen Faith said...

I laughed out loud at your strawberry analogy! I also don't like it when people use the genre as an excuse. Going into a book you can generally figure out its genre from the blurb and if you don't like a certain genre (and I LOVE sci-fi) then don't blame the genre when you read a book of that genre.

And I absolutely cannot wait for this release! It looks amazing!

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Martina Koleva said...

Love the sound of this one and I'm really excited to read it when it comes out. I love the summary and I can't wait. Great pick!
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Monica said...

This one sounds really amazing. Adding to my list.
New follower.
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Bonnie R said...

I'm so excited for this one... it sounds amazing and Rick Yancey is a great author. Great pick!!
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A Beautiful Madness said...

I'm really excited for the 5th Wave. It sounds really good! Great pick!
Em @ A Beautiful Madness
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