Review: The Infinite Sea

Title: The Infinite Sea
Author: Rick Yancey
Published: 2014
Page Count: 300
Rating: 3/5

The Infinite Sea takes place right after The 5th Wave. Cassie, Zombie, Sam, Poundcake, Teacup, Ringer and Dumbo are hiding out in a hotel from the potential squads that are after them. Zombie (Ben) is still badly hurt, so that is why they are hunkering down and trying to get some rest. But not long after, they receive a couple of different visitors.

Ringer has left on her own and Teacup goes after her. They both end up captured by Vosch. And after a lot goes down, they escape again but with a new friend of Ringer’s named Razor.

Sorry for the short summary but I can’t say much without spoiling anything. The book is told from a couple of different perspectives. My favorite was reading from Ringer’s perspective. She is my favorite character now, and Cassie is sort of annoying me. For most of the parts told from Cassie’s perspective, the crew is in the hotel and not much happens. They get a few visitors and everyone seems to be getting hurt but they keep fighting nonetheless. But they still stay in that hotel. Until they are forced out. We get two chapters of Poundcake’s perspective. It explains what happened with his little brother and his father when the plague came and why he doesn’t talk. Ringer’s perspective seemed to take up a large chunk of the book. But no complaints here. When Ringer is captured by Vosch, he wants to make her understand what exactly they are trying to do here on Earth. The entire ‘Rats’ metaphor is mind-blowing and at first I had no idea what they were talking about when they kept referencing rats but then it finally clicked near the end of the book.

I guess my reason for the three stars is because during the entire time they were in the hotel, I was waiting for something to happen and not much did. Cassie annoyed me because she complained a lot and wanted everything to go her way and nobody else’s. I just didn’t enjoy this one as much as The 5th Wave. I hope the next book, The Last Star, gives us a good ending.

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