The Fifth Wave is about Cassie. She one of the few unlucky survivors of the other waves. The reason for this: the aliens. They look like us, they talk like us, they even bleed like us. But the question is... who are they? Cassie finds a soldier, obviously handiwork of the aliens, and she kills him to put him out of his misery. When she sees one of the aliens, Cassie decides it's do or die. She is shot and wakes up in a warm bed in an undamaged house. When a handsome boy in untattered clothes comes into the picture, Cassie knows her time is up. But the "boy" takes care of her, nursing her back to health, giving her enough to eat, even offering to locate her brother with her. Then it becomes clear, his alibi doesn't fit his life before, and he kills with more skill than Cassie has ever seen. Something is not right. Now we switch to Ben, the boy Cassie likes. He thinks because he is rescued from a sick camp and put into the "alien" fighting force that he blessed. But what he doesn't know is that he will have to undergo rigorous training and help kill some of his squad own members. And when he is deployed, he is told to kill the glowing green guys in his eye ware. He doesn't hesitate. This is the Fifth Wave.
This book was amazing. To tell the truth, I was reluctant to read this book, but when I did, I just couldn't put it down. I think that a really good point (Inferred!) that Rick Yancey made was that we just make everything to be easier than it really is. Like when Cassie said the aliens that we all imagine are all green, big headed, dressed in silver jumpsuits, stupid, and so much more. We need to almost always push ourselves instead of thinking that everything will come easily to us. This book is a great read, but is a long one as well. Suited for anyone old enough to handle the alien invasion.