Book Boyfriend of the Day: Evan from The 5th Wave


"The 5th Wave" by Rick Yancey

Obviously, I'm so not over this book, so I decided to feature one of my favorite characters from The 5th Wave. I could have chosen Cassie as Heroine of the Day, since I loved her immensely, but I thought I'd shake it up with a book boyfriend. Plus, Evan is described as a younger version of the guy on the Brawny paper towel--um...yes, please!

The 5th Wave is a post-apacolyptic book with an alien invasion, so you'd be surprised to find any romance in this one. But there is, and it's my favorite kind. It's the romance that stems from survival, which seems to bring the most unlikely people really really close together in a short amount of time. It's why I think insta-love has no place here. When you're trying to live another day, things happen at a different kind of pace.

Evan is enigmatic, and I can't say much about his character without spoiling everything. But what I can say is he's protective, hot, alpha, and has an emotional depth you wouldn't peg from the beginning. If this book gets made into a movie, this will be the casting choice that I'll be most excited for.

Favorite Quote (also a bit spoilery): 
I could have chosen a non-spoilery quote but this is my favorite so...whatever. Here it is: 

“I am a shark, Cassie," he says slowly, drawing the words out, as if he might be speaking to me for the last time. Looking into my eyes with tears in his, as if he's seeing me for the last time. "A shark who dreamed he was a man.” 


I wish I had one person that I see as Evan, but it's soooo hard to choose. I'm not sure there's a perfect casting choice out there for him. Chris Evans...seems too old. Chris Helmsworth seems too blonde. There's no one just right. I would really like them to cast an unknown for this role (if the movie gets made, that is).


The Passage meets Ender’s Game in an epic new series from award-winning author Rick Yancey.

After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.

Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother—or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.



  1. BHAHAHHAHA. YOU PICKED THE CAPTAIN? :D LOLOLOLOLOLOL. I'm glad he's one of your book boyfriends. I really must read this gorgeous copy Jasprit gifted me last year as a birthday gift :)

  2. I still need to read The 5th Wave, haven't had the chance to yet but I've heard so many great things! And the 2nd book will be coming out this year.

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