The book I’m currently reading is “The Infinite Sea”, by Rick Yancey. It’s the second book in the 5th Wave series, which centers around teenage refugees in a post-apocalyptic society. The first book discuss earth being evaded by an alien species and killing post of the population off in different “waves”. Kids are taken to a military base to fight against the supposed “aliens”, but find out at the end of the book that the aliens are actually in charge of the military base and have been using the kids to kill off the last of the population. This book continues the journey after a group of kids escaped from the base. There’s Cassie, who has just been reunited with her little brother, Sam (although his nickname is nugget), after being separated when Sam was taken to the military base and Cassie was left behind. The rest of the group is made up by Ben (aka Zombie), Ringer, Teacup, Poundcake, and Dumbo. I’m about seventeen chapters in and really enjoying it so far. It’s full of twists and turns and always keeps you on your toes. What I like most is that it’s not like every other dystopian society book. Most tend to start with the characters’ world already in a dystopia, but Yancey sets the book in an average modern day before the aliens arrive. The characters often make references to it, such as talking about their old twitter feeds. It makes the book a little bit more relatable, seeing as they lived in a world just like us before everything fell apart. It also kind of makes me wonder what me or people I know would do in this kind of situation. Like how would we react? Would we survive? Would we even realize the aliens were in charge of the military based? All the characters had lives just like us and then boom– they get invaded by aliens and have to fend for themselves. It’s kind of crazy to think about it actually happening, but that’s exactly the position the characters were put in, in the book. Right now, the group is hiding in an abandoned hotel, which I don’t think is the most safe. The aliens sent groups out looking for them, so in my opinion it’s only a matter of time before they get found and killed off. Some characters have gone missing in the last few chapters, so it’ll be interesting to see if they end up dead or alive. Though, I have a feeling they might’ve been found by one of the search groups.