The Infinite Sea

The Infinite Sea

Book - 2014
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Cassie Sullivan and her companions lived through the Others' four waves of destruction. Now, with the human race nearly exterminated and the 5th Wave rolling across the landscape, they face a choice: brace for winter and hope for Evan Walker's return, or set out in search of other survivors before the enemy closes in.
Publisher: New York :, G. P. Putnam's Sons, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA),, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780399162428
Branch Call Number: YA YAN
Characteristics: 300 pages ; 24 cm


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Aug 03, 2019

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Jul 18, 2019

This book was fairly good but seriously stressful and draining emotionally! It took me 2 months to read it because I needed to take breaks! And the final book is 18 pages longer!😭 Gah, but I need to know what happens! Never been so apprehensive to reading a book I've chosen to read!

Feb 19, 2019

I like the love story in this series, but that is really want makes it.

Jul 25, 2018

The Infinite Sea was and is great book that changed its perspective in a way that wouldn't confuse readers. The fact that is showed multiple perspectives allowed anyone to see every person's feelings in the story, from Cassie, to a squad ordered to hunt down Cassie and her friends.

bibliosara Jul 18, 2018

I read another review that stated that nothing happens in this book. They were right. Nothing happens. We come full circle and never get any closer to the answer of what the aliens are doing and why they are doing it. We get some characters thrown in, then tossed back out by the end. It happens over the course of a few days, and the nonlinear writing gets on your nerves quickly. No, not flashbacks. Just reminiscences. By the end, I was left wondering what the heck was going on… still. I liked Ringer's perspective slightly more than Cassie's - hers made sense, and there was reason behind her coldness. Disappointing in that the plot obviously has gotten too complicated even for the author to follow. I read the end of the third book and am quite happy I didn't commit to reading it completely.

Apr 08, 2018

I said in my review for The 5th Wave that this is not normally my style, but I really like this series. This book picks up not long after The 5th Wave, with the survivors of that book still in peril. The book is dark, with more bloodshed and morally ambiguous choices. It seemed like the first book alternated between view points more. The last part of this book is dominated by one character, and I would have liked there to be more variety. The timeline isn't always clear either, especially when the characters are separated. Overall, the series continues to show how far these characters are willing to go in order to survive, how far they're willing to go to protect each other, and how they have to come to terms with the trauma they've been through.

Aug 11, 2017

Even though I rated the book with 5 stars, there isn't that much action as in the 1st book. The setting stayed quite the same. There weren't any major problems that peak your suspense level. Still I love how Mr Yancey had made the book in different points of views, it just makes the book that more incredible. The world is basically ending and everyone has a different opinion on what is happening. Other than that the series is great and I can't wait to read the last book, 'The Last Star'.

Jul 28, 2017

The 1st one was awesome! This one is just okay. Kind of hard to follow. Kind of drug out in places it didn't need to. Not near as bad as the 3rd one though..

Apr 26, 2017

I never got the hype behind the first book and couldn't believe when it became a movie and found this book even less entertaining.

If you ADORED the first book, give it a shot. If not, find something else to read.

Feb 07, 2017

I am getting very heartbroken by the turmoil happening in the romance department in this series. After the tragic event that happened in the previous book, I was overcome with sadness and really wished for the impossible. Then the impossible became possible, and I sort of calmed down. And THEN it happened again! This author sure knows how to make a person very frustrated. As soon as I moved on to a new ship, he sank it. Again. The suspense in the background was the only thing propelling me forward, and I really should get to reading the next one, if there is one available. I think from this point, I have enjoyed this trilogy a great amount. 4/5 stars
- @Siri of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

The Infinite Sea is the enthralling second installment to The 5th Wave series. The book continues to follow the survival attempts of the small group of teens and children in a world being destroyed by an unearthly force. In order to fight the enemy, Cassie and the others must strive to keep their humanity alive despite all odds. Overall, Yancey has written the story in engaging way; each scene thrillingly brings some new threat or danger. The ending is full of interesting revelations that further complicate the crisis. Despite being entirely fictional, the story is relative to real life in all ways; it throws light upon conveniences and purposes of life that are normally taken for granted. With a mixture of sacrifices, action, and romance, The Infinite Sea is undoubtedly a must-read! 5/5 Stars
- @VirtueofReading of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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Nov 27, 2016

Violence: Lots of it too.


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"Run equal die, stay equal die."
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