I've had this book on hold at the library since the beginning of July. It took until last week for it to finally get to me. What a waiting list!
Well, The 5th Wave was worth waiting for. It's about an alien invasion. Now, these aliens are awfully sneaky. They figured out how to live inside our bodies. Sort of like invasion of the body snatchers. That was the 4th wave. You see, each wave is something the aliens did to kill off the human race. They want our planet, not us.
The book is set up interestingly. It goes back and forth between a few characters, so you can know what's going on at all points of the story.
I really didn't expect the way some things went down. There's plenty of action and gore to keep everyone entertained.
It's taken a while to get this one read...going back to school is such work!
Anyway, I read The Shade of the Moon, which is the fourth and final book in this series. I don't want to give anything away, so I'll tell you about the first book, Life as We Knew It instead.
The whole premise of Life as We Knew It is that a meteor hits the moon, very hard. So hard that is pushes the moon WAAAAAAY too close to Earth, hence the giant moon picture on the cover of the book. Well, a lot of things on Earth depend on the moon: the waves of the ocean, the monthly lunar cycles, plus the weather. So, everything gets out of whack. It's only 60 degrees during the summer, it's -30 degrees below zero in the winter, there are no more access to satellites in outer space, so there aren't any more cell phones or other technology that we are used to.
People start going crazy to survive; they rob grocery stories, start shooting people who have food. It's a mess. The whole story is told from the perspective of Miranda, who is in high school. It's told in diary entry form, so it's a really relaxed story.
I really liked this book. I have it in the classroom library :)
Alright. I sorta really like this series. I stayed up all night on Saturday to read this book in just a few hours.
So, this is book 4, City of Fallen Angels. At this point, without giving too much away, Jace and Clary are the same type of star crossed lovers much like Romeo and Juliet. Every time they think they can finally be together, something terrible happens. This book is no exception. Lets just say we haven't seen the last of Sebastian, from book 3.
So, I already started reading Book 5. I went to reserve Book 6 at the library, and it doesn't even come out until next May. NEXT May. HOW WILL I GO ON?
I've written about this series a few times through the summer. City of Glass is the third book in the Mortal Instruments series. It's my understanding that it was meant to be a trilogy, but being that I have two more books to this series checked out from the library, I think the author got a little carried away.
In this book, Clary and Jace are supposed to visit the City of Glass to obtain an antidote for their mother, who is in the hospital, in a coma by Valentine.
Of course, demons attack the city and all hades is unleashed.
A few exciting twists to this story line ensue in this part of the series.
I'm excited to start the next book!
I'm an avid reader. One thing I've learned in my many years on this Earth is that no matter what is happening in your life, you can always benefit from temporarily escaping life in order to become absorbed in a make believe story.