Well… I thought I wrote a review for this book. But I guess I didn’t. It will come soon then. However I wanted to share with you all today what I just found out (because of a hole I fell in apparently). Did you know there’s a movie for Rick Yancey’s The 5th Wave? Yes. Slated for 2016. If you already knew, good! You are more up to date than I am. Well, here’s…
Anticipated Release Date: January 2016
The Leads: (Pictures of actors were pulled from a basic Google search.
Hit or Miss: I was not a super fan of the book. Do not get me wrong. I remember liking the book, however – I was in no rush to get the sequel. At the time, I think I was all dystopian-ed out. The influx of dystopian YA novels flooding the market was too insane and I was bunrt out. So while I did enjoy the book, the book doesn’t offer any thing different from the other YA novels and this is why I think this movie will do well but also not be a blockbuster hit like (*sighs* I know… I hate to say it but I will because everyone will make the comparisons) The Hunger Games movies. Sony is already toting it like the Katniss movies. Though The 5th Wave is very much different with aliens involved. Recently, I feel like there hasn’t really been many movies targeted towards the young adult area with action in mind (don’t quote me, I’ve been living in a hole recently)… and by that I mean, movies featuring young adults for young adult audience in mind… well yeah, you have Mockingjay Part II (my hole isn’t that deep…) but this movie will be riding on the coat tails of Mockingjay in January, giving audiences enough time to break away from their Katniss obssessions to start a new obsession in The 5th Wave. Anyway – what I mean to say: with the Hunger Games movies over and no other YA book to movie available at this time. The 5th Wave will probably be successful though maybe not in terms of The Hunger Games.
The Book: The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey
Book Release Date: May 7th, 2013
Summary: 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.