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The 5th Wave - Rick Yancey A little disappointed. I read such good things about this book and expected to rave about it. I ended up skimming a couple of chapters. There was a few times I was lost in POV and didn't know who's head I was inside for a couple of pages. It's not as original as I've read in many reviews. I saw a bunch of recognizable references -- War of the Worlds, Zhuangzi(could have been The Fly since it's sci-fi), The Midwich Cookoos, maybe a little invasion of the body snatchers. Having grown up with sci-fi movies, I enjoyed that element. I also like the inclusion of the owls which I have read about in connection to alien visitations but can't recall ever seeing in a fiction book.

All in all, not the best book I've ever read but certainly worth a read. I will most likely continue the series.