Review: The Last Star by Rick Yancy


Source: Library
 G.P. Putnam’s 
Series: The 5th Wave
Edition: Hardcover, 338 Pages
 Young Adult Sci-fi 
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Rating: 4/5

The enemy is Other. The enemy is us.

They’re down here, they’re up there, they’re nowhere. They want the Earth, they want us to have it. They came to wipe us out, they came to save us.

But beneath these riddles lies one truth: Cassie has been betrayed. So has Ringer. Zombie. Nugget. And all 7.5 billion people who used to live on our planet. Betrayed first by the Others, and now by ourselves.

In these last days, Earth’s remaining survivors will need to decide what’s more important: saving themselves…or saving what makes us human.

Can you believe it? I finish a freaking series! And it was a damn good end for a series. I can’t go into to too much detail without risking spoilers, so I’ll keep this short.

The Last Star continues to really cultivate that atmosphere of distrust and uncertainty as we plunge back into the action of the series. We’re still questioning the motives of characters we trust, and of those we meet…the story behind the alien invasion is as murky as ever and even when clarifications are added there is still a level of uncertainty involved. I do really like the answers I got for the whole “why is this happening thing” but I also have plenty of questions I need answered still…which is slightly annoying, but still the whole of the book was enjoyable. It’s a much quicker paced book than book two, The Infinite Sea, and with much more action and a little less character exposition.

I think as a whole this series was quite good. It had some really amazing moments of character exploration that really stand out in the YA genre, beautiful and chilling quotes abound, and plenty of epic action moments that are not soon to be forgotten. I’m glad I finally decided to bite the bullet and finish up the trilogy.

4 stars


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6 Responses to Review: The Last Star by Rick Yancy

  1. Fist bump for finishing a series! Yeah, I think it was a good closer. I was actually really happy with the ending.

  2. It always feels great to finish a series! I never looked at this series much because I thought it was one of those mega-long saga things, but if it is only a trilogy I might check it out. 🙂

  3. Good on you for finishing this series Michelle! Although there were a lot of unanswered questions, it definitely sounded like you enjoyed it. I already abandoned this series after the first book, lol.

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