The Infinite Sea (Fifth Wave Series #2)

The Infinite Sea (Fifth Wave Series #2)

by Rick Yancey


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The hugely anticipated follow-up to the New York Times bestselling The 5th Wave, hailed by Justin Cronin as “wildly entertaining.”
For Cassie Sullivan and the rest of Earth’s remaining human survivors, the situation was already desperate when the 5th Wave hit. It’s about to get worse.

No one yet knows the depths to which Earth’s conquerors—the Others—will sink in order to rid the Earth of the human infestation, nor have they guessed the heights to which the human spirit can reach. Characters introduced in Book One will come to the fore—and others will face the ultimate test.

Readers will watch in awe as the Others give their answer to Cassie’s defiance.

Praise for The 5th Wave
“Just read it.”—Entertainment Weekly
“A modern sci-fi masterpiece.”—USA Today
“Wildly entertaining . . . I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough.”—Justin Cronin, The New York Times Book Review
 “Nothing short of amazing.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Gripping!”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Everyone I trust is telling me to read this book.”—The Atlantic Wire

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399162428
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 09/16/2014
Series: Fifth Wave Series , #2
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 455,473
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)
Lexile: HL640L (what's this?)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Rick Yancey ( is the author of The 5th Wave, several adult novels, and the memoir Confessions of a Tax Collector. His first young-adult novel, The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp, was a finalist for the Carnegie Medal. In 2010, his novel, The Monstrumologist, received Michael L. Printz Honor, and the sequel, The Curse of the Wendigo, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. When he isn't writing or thinking about writing or traveling the country talking about writing, Rick is hanging out with his family.

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Praise for The Infinite Sea 

“Impressively improves on the excellent beginning of the trilogy.”—USA Today

“An epic sci-fi novel with all the romance, action, and suspense you could ever want.”—

*“This gut-wrenching sequel to The 5th Wave careens on a violent course of nonstop action.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

*“A breathless, grueling survival story . . . . Yancey's prose remains unimpeachable—every paragraph is laden with setting, theme, and emotion."—Booklist, starred review

“A roller-coaster ride of a sequel.”—Kirkus Reviews

“It doesn’t just move the story forward, but even opens up new possibilities in the previous book.” —

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The Infinite Sea (The 5th Wave, Book 2) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 134 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a very good sequel to the fifth wave. It is a rarity for sequels to outdo the first book in a series and I think this was the case. This book had a little less action than the first but I liked it because it foccused more on deatails and the thought process of the charactors. I have a comment for the review on the violence and language. Compared to other young adult fiction the language was not that bad. If somebody killed the whole world your not going to say, "I really did not appreciate that you just slaughtered my entire family." Even myself, having never uttered a single swear word would have cussed. Additionally, the violence isn't so bad. In comparison to Divergent and the Hunger games it isn't any more gory. I am not going to live the rest of my life scarred. I reccomend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The 5th wave was my favorite book. Now this is! Its full of twists and Evan dead? What happens to Ringer? Who dies.......well quite a few people! A must read!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book! I think the first was a little more intense. Loved getting to know Ringer and her POV better. Sadly, now i have to wait and wonder...When is book three coming out???
Shawscribbles More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved The Fifth Wave so I was eagerly anticipating the release of The Infinite Sea. For me, the second book in this series didn't measure up to the first book. What I loved was the character development that continued in Book 2 and the relationships that evolved. In addition, Yancey is a master at creating tension in a book. The action-packed storyline kept me reading. What I didn't like was the lack of plot line. As the story unfolded I was filled with a sense of despair. All the characters face challenges that seem almost impossible to overcome. Perhaps this is the point of the book, though, as they seem to be facing an impossible situation. But what I really didn't like in this book was the ending. Without giving anything away, I will just say that the conclusion was abrupt and seemed to be placed in an odd section of the book. I hope there is a third installment in this series (and soon) because as a reader I was left with no sense of closure. Despite the negatives, I am looking forward to more in this series. That in itself suggests that The Infinite Sea is a success!
AndiLR More than 1 year ago
While the first book, (The Fifth Wave) could have rested comfortably as a stand-alone read, 'The Infinite Sea' is by no means any lesser for it. Yancey does an excellent job of drawing the reader further in by delving into each character's full being, including those characters (possibly erroneously) thought to be minor. Plot holes from the initial storyline are also equally well-addressed, and Yancey doesn't disappoint with an ending that leaves readers impatient for more!
lg22 More than 1 year ago
So Good!!  Rick Yancey has created an amazing world with characters that stay with you long after you have finished reading the book, and leaves you wishing for more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Literally couldn't put the book down. The first person speak is a little frustrating but plot is very well formed. Gave the book purpose as well as meaning. Cryptic enough for ya? Bought the series because I saw the movie, 5th Wave. The movie was predictable but the Infinite Sea is unexpected and full of suspense. And what is this thing about Dubuque? Someone please explain. I'm only full Asian, therefore cannot fully assimilate.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book had a lot of content that didn't really forward the plot. I suffered through 250 pages before I became interested in the story. I wonder if this wasn't a decent single novel stretched into a trilogy. I guess we'll never know. I don't know if I'll bother with the third installment.
LaScrabbler More than 1 year ago
Fast paced; good characters; a must read. If you missed the first-get going. Moves quickly and totally interesting. Can't wait for the next in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
That heading pretty much sums up my feelings as I finish this book at 1 am. This series swings back and forth between obvious teen-geared dialog and deep philosophical questions, but it never slows down. Never do you reach that typical "just let me finish this chapter" point because the author invariably ends one chapter just to barrel headlong into the next. This is set to be a movie franchise starting in 2016 and I hope they do justice to it. Meanwhile when does the sequel come out?
epsilon173 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book more than the first in the series. Some of the important questions are answered, alliances are made stronger and new questions are presented. This second installment is more sophisticated and intriguing than the first. A very smart take on the alien invasion end of the world type of story. If I had four thumbs, I would give it four thumbs up!
Dean_Kutzler More than 1 year ago
When I read the first book in the series, The 5th wave, I said to myself, "How is he going to top this book? It is fantastic!"  Now, I have just finished the second book, and my mind has been blown! This book is not only a fast read, it will have you scrabbling for him to finish the third! I am not sure if this is totally a young adult novel or not, but EVERYONE, I repeat, EVERYONE should read this book. Not only does he delve into the human psyche, he rips it apart and then puts it back together, only to rip it apart again, leaving you wondering just how he is going to top THIS book, with the third. I am eagerly, eagerly awaiting the third and unfortunately, the final chapter to this magnificent trilogy. I only aspire, to become the wonderful writer that is Rick Yancey.  Kudos, Mr. Yancey. You are a true genius!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best books out there. Keeps you on edge and is a perfect sequel to the first
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Must read. Ohmigod.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Why does my book say speak on the spine
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Awesome series!
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The fifth wave was great but this was just okay
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SherryF More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved the first book. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey, and could not wait to open the pages for The Infinite Sea, and I mean really open the pages of my paperback copy that I bought. I rarely buy books any more, because I get so many great ones free, and borrow from my sister or the library, but this was a set I wanted to have for my shelf. I began this in the morning and I read it cover to cover in one sitting. Picked up right where the first book, The 5th Wave, left off. The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey started out with a BANG…and kept on going. Rick Yancey is a master storyteller in this epic series filled with complex characters, some good, some bad, and some down right evil. The Infinite Sea is a thought provoking novel that may keep you up at night…wondering. I read all three books, 1095 pages, in two days. That’s how good this epic series is!
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