The #1 New York Times Bestseller, now a major motion picture starring Chloë Grace Moretz
The Passage meets Ender’s Game in the first book in an epic series by 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.
“Remarkable, not-to-be-missed-under-any-circumstances.”—Entertainment Weekly
“A modern sci-fi masterpiece . . .”—USAToday.com
An Amazon Best Book of the Year
A New York Times bestseller
A USA Today bestseller
An epic story of trust and human survival in the wake of an alien invasion, The 5th Wave is a well written teen fantasy novel that is a page turner. Cassie Sullivan is a strong female lead that is thrust into a deadly new world on her own. She’s seen her fair share of death and has some serious trust issues. Not very heavy on the actual sci-fi stuff, but that doesn’t matter. Teens will be talking about this one this summer.
If you could buy just one book this year, this one should be at the top of your list. I’m just going to say it: this book could very well be the next The Hunger Games! I’ve never seen a book more likely to be a crowd-pleaser, nor one with more potential to sweep away a legion of fans. This book was so crazily addictive that I read it in literally half a day, and several months afterwards I am still jazzed over its edge-of-your-seat action.
I read it again, knowing what I did not know the first time around. I read it and I once again felt that atmosphere of loneliness, sadness and distrust. It’s not a logical thing and it might not make sense to a lot of people, but it pulls me so entirely inside this book.
See also: Looking for Alaska Novel by John Green
About the Author:
Rick Yancey is the author of the New York Times bestseller The 5th Wave, The Infinite Sea, 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 a Michael L. Printz Honor, and the sequel, The Curse of the Wendigo, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. When he isn’t writing or thinking about writing or traveling the country talking about writing, Rick is hanging out with his family.
|Title||The 5th Wave|
|Series||Fifth Wave Series , #1|
|Characters||Evan Walker, Cassie Sullivan, Sammy Sullivan, Ben Parish|
|Publisher||G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers|
|File Format||PDF & EPUB|