The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

The 5th Wave - Rick Yancey

Scary, sharp, intense, exciting, confusing, witty, ...

The aliens attacked in waves. The first wave took out electronics, the second wiped out people who lived on the coastal areas, the third brought a plague, the fourth wave assassins who look like ordinary people until they blow your brains out.
And now ... it seems the 5th wave is on its way. What can it be? Who can you trust? How much worse can it get before it all ends?

Cassie has lost everything. She has been alone for months now, and she is not quite sure she is sane anymore. But she made a promise and she will keep it or die trying.

Zombie is dying of plague. He can't forgive himself for letting his family down, when they needed him the most. He would do anything to prove his worth.

Nuggat is a six-year-old. He has seen his mother die and he hates aliens with passion.

So, all these characters, and many others, live in a burning, decaying world. They know, they are as dead as their families and friends, the only difference is that their suffering hasn't ended yet. Still, they go on and fight for their lives because

We're here, and then we're gone, and it's not about the time we're here, but what we do with the time.

I actually couldn't put the book down. It wasn't the most original storyline but the author has written it very cleverly. You read and think - "oh, that's good, there's hope", and then you are going to have doubts..."no, it can't be so simple, there's something wrong, I can smell a rat" and then author soothes your fears and everything seems going well, except, there is still a small part of your brain sending out these danger alerts. A little later you start feeling like Cassie - not very sane anymore. Next thing you do, is checking the sky for alien's mothership. Yep, been there, done that. To my relief, it was only the full moon.

Also, Rick Yancey used quite a lot of repetitions. Sometimes it's annoying, but in here  It really made the story creepy.
Waiting for the publication of the second book.