The first book was pretty disappointing for me. (I love [b:The Monstrumologist|6457229|The Monstrumologist (The Monstrumologist, #1)|Rick Yancey|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1307409930s/6457229.jpg|6647553] series, which Rick Yancey also wrote, but ... The 5th Wave was just not that good or original, in my opinion.) However, I'm hoping the series will improve somehow because I still think the ideas have potential, and I know that Yancey is capable of writing amazing books. Also I see that this isn't coming out until August 2014, so hopefully a bit more time/effort is going into it ... ? So, fingers crossed.