Review: The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey


The Infinite Sea (#2 of 3) by Rick Yancey

Published: 2014
Genre: Apocalyptic
My Rating: Okay

Book 1: The 5th Wave

"How do you rid the Earth of seven billion humans? Rid the humans of their humanity.

Surviving the first four waves was nearly impossible. Now Cassie Sullivan finds herself in a new world, a world in which the fundamental trust that binds us together is gone. As the 5th Wave rolls across the landscape, Cassie, Ben, and Ringer are forced to confront the Others’ ultimate goal: the extermination of the human race.

Cassie and her friends haven’t seen the depths to which the Others will sink, nor have the Others seen the heights to which humanity will rise, in the ultimate battle between life and death, hope and despair, love and hate."

So. RY lost me a bit with this one. I mean, it's clearly second-book-itis (I have serious issues with almost all second books in series, it's a thing. One day I'll have a full-on ranty post about it. Today is not that day), but RY, come on man! What happened here!?!

This book was primarily from Ringer's POV. And Ringer did nothing -- absolutely nothing for me -- as a character. I wanted her POV over asap, and then I find out her POV is like 70% of the thing. I was not happy I tell you, not happy. If you liked Ringer in the first book, then you'll probably enjoy getting this book that is basically her entire POV, but I, however, was not a fan. I wanted Cassie, Evan, Ben, Sam, basically anyone that wasn't Ringer.

There also wasn't much of a plot to this book... Depending on whose POV we were currently in, it was basically I must find him/her... With nothing really else going on. No other guidelines, no other plan, not even a known location or surety of survival. I was very frustrated. Also, one more symbolic reference to a "sea" or an overwhelming number of "rats" was going to have me throwing my Kindle, I swear.

I will keep going with the series, because I can't not keep going with the series. But my feelings have severely shifted from excitement to dread. I don't know what RY is going to do with this now, and I don't have high hopes. I'm actually leaning towards the cover my eyes and peek through my fingers method and hoping it isn't as terrible as it seems it might be...

2.5 out of 5 stars.