The 5th Wave (#1)

Author(s): Rick Yancey

Young Adult

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.


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Remarkable, not-to-be-missed-under-any-circumstances ... JUST READ IT Entertainment Weekly Wildly entertaining... I couldn't turn the pages fast enough -- Justin Cronin The New York Times A modern sci-fi masterpiece... should do for aliens what Twilight did for vampires. USA Today Nothing short of amazing Kirkus (starred review) Chilling Sun Action-packed intrigue MTV.COM This book is scary! Teen Now (5 starred review) Rick Yancey knows his onions... the book packs real power SFX This is DAMN and WOW territory. Quite simply, one of the best books I've read in years -- Melissa Marr, New York Times bestselling author ...a twisty survival story that borrows elements from romance, horror and dystopian fiction Wall Street Journal Breathtakingly fast-paced and original, The 5th Wave is a reading tsunami that grabs hold and won't let go. -- Melissa De La Cruz, New York Times bestselling author of the Blue Bloods series. Yancey's heartfelt, violent, paranoid epic, filled with big heroics and bigger surprises, is part War of the Worlds, part Starship Troopers, part Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and part The Stand ... a sure thing for reviewers and readers alike. Booklist (starred review) A fantastic read. The 5th Wave is an electrifying page-turner. -- Kathy Reichs, New York Times bestselling author An epic sci-fi adventure about a terrifying alien invasion. You'll read it in one sitting Bookseller A gripping SF trilogy about an Earth decimated by an alien invasion... the question of what it means to be human is at the forefront Publishers Weekly Borrow this one from your teen's nightstand while they're at school People Magazine By turns heart-pounding and contemplative ... The 5th Wave will thrill you, chill you, and challenge you to keep the pages turning fast enough Hypable.com Utterly gripping Metro Herald High adventure with mystery and heart The Sunday Times A cut above anything else in the genre. Sunday Telegraph The pace is RELENTLESS Heat

Rick Yancey (http://www.rickyancey.com) is the author of several adult novels and the memoir Confessions of a Tax Collector. His first young-adult novel, The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp, was a finalist for the Carnegie Medal. In 2010, his novel, The Monstrumologist, received Michael L. Printz Honor, and the sequel, The Curse of the Wendigo, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.

General Fields

  • : 9780141345833
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Puffin
  • : May 2013
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 29mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : August 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 480
  • : 914
  • : Paperback