Author: Freshly Brewed Book Reviews

We bear the unbearable. We endure the unendurable. We do what must be done until we ourselves are undone.

The Last Star (The 5th Wave #3) by Rick Yancey

This was a satisfying and heartbreaking conclusion to this trilogy. It was just as full of twists and turns as the first two books, and just as sad. This is a series I’ve passed along to friends, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anyone who wants edge-of-your-seat post-apocalyptic YA fiction.

Had he ever said her name like that? It sounded almost like longing.

Trust. Trust was a hard-won thing in a world like theirs.

It wasn’t that she left him, it was simply that she left. And he couldn’t follow, even if he’d wanted to.

Can’t think of a worse thing, than wondering what would have been. So I thought, why not have both?

She used to hate people like him, people who gave up something good, shucked warm meals and solid roofs as if they didn’t matter.

What a waste of life, to stand around and think so much on every little thing.

‘I do not know why you two are circling each other like stars. It is not my cosmic dance. But I do know that you come asking after one another, when only a few strides and a handful of stairs divide you.’

People could only hurt you if you cared enough to let them.