My: “The 5th Wave Reading by Rick Yancy” Reading Experience

“We’re here, and then we’re gone, and it’s not about the time we’re here, but what we do with the time.” The 5th Wave by Rick Yancy pg 373

I decided after a year of purchasing The 5th Wave by Rick Yancy to finally read it. I don’t know why I decide to read novels eons after purchasing them but I guess I want the perfect time and place.

On with my experience…….

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My 5th Wave experience was “Awesome topped with Epic!”

First of all, this is a young adult novel. I am very picky with young adult novels because not all YA novels are for me. The 5th Wave is not the boy meets girl/love/ triangle/”Lifetime channel”/after-school special YA novel that I have experienced.

It starts off on page 1, “Aliens are stupid”…. Immediately, you want to know why.

This story is about the survival of an alien invasion that occurs in a series of “Waves”. Cassie is our main character who is one of the few survivors of the first four waves that took out billions of people (YIKES!).

After months of waiting on rescue from what’s left of the government, the Army finally arrives giving the remaining survivors a sign of hope.

But wait, there’s more!

I found it fishy along with Cassie that the Army is only taking children under sixteen to the “Safe haven Wright-Patterson base”. (What’s the deal with that?) Cassie and her brother Sammy (who is five years old) do not want to separate, so this is where Cassie convinces her brother to go with the Army to be safe and out of harms way and she makes the promise to join back up with him at the “Wright-Patterson base”.

(The thing about promises… you cannot break them….Especially to a five year old.)

I have to say that my description does not do the book any justice. From the beginning of this novel, I was sucked in anticipating to read what was going to happen next. Just when I thought the story was going to slow down, it picked right back up. As Rick Yancy described each event, I could see it all happening with each word I read!

Now all we have to do is cast the movie, because I know that with the right director, “The 5th Wave” the movie will be a sure summer blockbuster hit!

You don’t have to take my word for it, rent The 5th Wave from the library and go on this awesome adventure for yourself!

If you have read this novel, what did you think?




Jurassic Park

As it says, “Welcome to Jurassic Park!”

This book grabs you instantly and pulls you right in! Not only does it pull you in, but it keeps you there! I saw the movie adaptation when I was sixteen years old and was “wowed”! As a child who did not frequent the movies, seeing the action instantly blew me away (not to mentions scaring me in the meantime). I am glad to be here 18 years later actually reading the novel and getting blown away again!

The images that Jurassic Park gave me were so vivid. From the beginning I could instantly see everything that the author described without any confusion. The backgrounds about the characters are a plus because you become to know their roles and involvement in creating Jurassic Park, something that the movie did not provide.

Being a science fiction novel about science, there is that terminology which was not difficult to interpret but with the benefit of my e-reader, I was able to easily highlight and define unknown words and continue on with this epic adventure.

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My oldie but goodie paperback!

My favorite character was the mathematician Ian Malcolm. I like him because he told the truth! He wasn’t at awe with Jurassic Park, he kept it real letting Hammond (this whole thing was his idea) that this is not going to work! Malcolm’s truthfulness leads to no one particularly liking him throughout the novel because it made him seem like a “Debbie downer”.

My least favorite character was Lex (the little girl). To me, she did not need to be there. As a matter of fact, she did not want to be at Jurassic Park. She was more of a nuisance then helpful, and she brought back that feeling that I used to have whenever my younger sister used to annoy me.

Since the movie hit the box offices in 1996 until present day, I have watched Jurassic Park the movie at least 100 times. I know that I will probably not read this novel that many times, but I will be sure to try!

Books Had Me At “Hello”

I learned as a child that life was not easy nor fair. Family vacations were more for the adults in the family rather for the whole family. There were no camping trips or summer camps. I could not participate in any after-school programs because growing up in my neighborhood it was better to go straight home from school and stay there.

How did I manage you ask?


I cannot exactly recall what I read growing up, but I know that a weekly adventure with a book was all that I needed to stay sane.

As an adult I continue to go on adventures inside books. You see, an adult who is a wife, mother and full-time college student, life still pretty much a challenge, therefore I still depend on those weekly adventures to keep me sane.

Books had me at “hello” when I received my very own first book “Sleeping Beauty” (Walt Disney edition) when I was 6 years old.

So I hope that anyone who reads this blog post will journey with me on my future endeavors which so many great authors have provided for me.

So Precious!

So Precious!