Hands down, the best conclusion to any series I’ve read.
!!!!!!!!!!!!! SPOILERS AHEAD !!!!!!!!!!!!!
You know what I thought at first?
Hey, maybe Razor isn’t dead after all. I LOVED Razor for some reason. Razor and Ringer’s thing in The Infinite Sea was the only thing that pushed me through the book. And then Rick drops that bomb, you know, the one about RINGER BEING FUCKING PREGNANT! Yeah, that. I was like. Maybe Razor isn’t dead. Maybe Razor’ll come back and tears of joy would flood his eyes when he figures out that Ringer is pregnant. And she’ll boss him around for 9 months and crave chocolate bars and he’ll run to the abandoned convenience store and grab her some and then she’ll give birth to a boy and they’ll call him VQP.
But who the hell am I kidding?
This is The 5th FUCKING Wave.
So Vosch captures Evan to run diagnostics on him and figure out what the hell is wrong with him that made him betray his own species and fall in love with a girl. So he gives him a new 12th system and wipes out all his human memories and the most essential phrase ever “I am humanity.” Evan is turned into this heartless killing machine. Blah blah blah. Cassie and Ringer come to base and Cassie kills Evan (or so she thought) then she finally kills Vosch. HALLELUJAH blah blah blah. Then she takes a pod to the mothership and blows it up with that green capsule.
So basically she went all Tris Prior from Allegiant on us. But you know what? Unlike Tris, Cassie nailed it.
Whatever words I toss around here will fail to appreciate this masterpiece.. I just want to say something that’s been bugging me since I’ve finished reading this book.
THAT’S HOW YOU WRITE A GODDAMN SCI FI/DYSTOPIAN BOOK. TAKE THAT, VERONICA ROTH!!
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.