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[Retrospective] – A Rewind Of: July 2016

Retrospective is a monthly post to rewind all of the happenings, thoughts, and discussions here at thoughts and afterthoughts. 


A Rewind Of:
July 2016

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[Review] The Last Star — Rick Yancey

Book Title:  The Last Star (The 5th Wave #3)
Author:      Rick Yancey
Number of pages:  338


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.

(re: Goodreads @ The Last Star by Rick Yancey)

Should this book be picked up? the tl;dr review:

– Underwhelming conclusion that felt rushed and gave limited fulfillment to questions that stemming from the first book
– World building lacks support to sell the alien storyline
– Though Cassie is present, Ringer reads like the protagonist
– Solid action sequences and vivid landscapes in support of it
– The ending is either going to be a hit or miss with readers


Initial Thoughts

Good start (The 5th Wave).

Derpy middle (The Infinite Sea).

A terrible, terrible end (The Last Star).

^ my summary of The 5th Wave in a nutshell.

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[Alternatives] – Movie Trailers – The 5th Wave

Alternatives is the tagline feature for other forms of entertainment outside of discussing literature. These posts may encompass television, movies, games, and music with a randomized flavour of the moment approach to each post.

Movies Trailers – The 5th Wave (2016)

Genre: Science Fiction, Action, Survival, Aliens, Romance 
Duration: N/A
Directed By: J Blakeson

Screenplay By: Susannah Grant
Starring: Chloe Grace Moretz (Cassie), Alex Roe (Evan), Nick Robinson (Ben), Maika Monroe (Ringer), Liev Schreiber (Vosch)
Release Date: January 15, 2016

In the new film The 5th Wave, four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother.


I was actually expecting this teaser trailer to make waves closer to the release of The Maze Runner’s: Scorch Trials next month but I’m going to guess that since there was a “leak”, Sony was like just “okaywhynot“. And since I saw this trailer yesterday, I HAD A DAY TO SIMMER MY THOUGHTS.

Let it be known that I rated The 5th Wave a 4/5 two years ago; The Infinite Sea a 2/5. So everything I say next is with the best intentions as a reader who is invested in the story.

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