Since this book has been getting such great reviews, I went ahead and read it. It was awesome!Plot:. If you like end of the world plots, you must read this. It builds up nicely from the past, present and then the future. Every chapter aimed at the reader the outpouring of emotions as well as great character buildup. Towards the end of the book, small pieces are revealed and I’m happy to say that I am excited to read the next book.Drama: There is buildup between the character’s past life and families. Even though the parents weren’t in the present, they played a big role in the past and future. This book moved between multiple povs of Cassie, Even and her past crush. I really like how everything weaved together nicely. Nothing is left out so that the reader can understand what is going on from chapter to chapter.Aliens: YES! It is alien invasions. In these moments, going through wave after wave it gave me goose bumps. It thrilled me with the different dimensions of the way people reacted. Some took it hard, others didn’t care, and others got scared. Watching the world crumble at the mere tip of my fingertips was the most exciting thing I ever experienced.My only gripe is the pacing of the story. Some parts of the story were slow, but I also understand that, that was due to the building up of the world the author created. Really, it was me being impatient and wanting it to move to the next scene.The Fifth Wave accomplishes what it set out to do- to WOW the reader. The world and it’s complexity of the invasion in both past and present, sets the reader in an uncontrollable wave of excitement. Want to read something that will blow your mind? Check out The Fifth Wave. You won’t regret it.