*NOW A MAJOR FILM by Sony Pictures, starring Chloe Grace Moretz*
'Wildly entertaining . . . I couldn't turn the pages fast enough' The New York Times
*The 5th Wave is the first book in the bestselling series from award-winning Rick Yancey. Perfect for fans of The Hunger Games, Divergent and Maze Runner*
After the1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.
NOW IS THE DAWN OF THE 5TH WAVE
On a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs.
Runs from the beings that only look human, who have scattered Earth's last survivors.
To stay alone is to stay alive, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan may be her only hope.
Now Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death.
'Remarkable, not-to-be-missed-under-any-circumstances' Entertainment Weekly
'A modern sci-fi masterpiece . . . Should do for aliens what Twilight did for vampires.' USA Today
'The pace is relentless' Heat
'Nothing short of amazing' Kirkus (starred review)
'This book's scary!' Teen Now (5 starred review)
'A twisty survival story that borrows elements from romance, horror and dystopian fiction'Wall Street Journal
'An epic sci-fi adventure about a terrifying alien invasion. You'll read it in one sitting'Bookseller
'Heartfelt, violent, paranoid epic, filled with big heroics and bigger surprises' Booklist (starred review)
'Gripping' Publishers Weekly
'Borrow this one from your teen's nightstand while they're at school.' People Magazine
*Winner of the 2014 Red House Children's Book Award
*2014 Children's Choice Book Awards Finalist for Teen Book of the Year
*A YALSA 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults
*A YALSA 2014 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers
*A Booklist 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults
*A VOYA 2013 Perfect Ten
*An Amazon Best Book of the Year
Books in the series:
The 5th Wave (Book 1)
The Infinite Sea (Book 2)
The Last Star (Book 3)
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Sixteen-year-old Cassie Sullivan has boy problems: Did her high school crush survive the alien invasion? Is her new boyfriend human…or something else entirely? Okay, so these aren't the usual teen issues, but The 5th Wave isn’t your typical YA novel. We’re not surprised the first book in Rick Yancey’s sci-fi survival trilogy has already been made into a movie. It’s a twisty, turn-y, can’t-put-it-down saga with all the key elements of a blockbuster: love, death, sacrifice, suspense, explosions and a very memorable hair-washing scene.
Yancey makes a dramatic 180 from the intellectual horror of his Monstrumologist books to open a gripping SF trilogy about an Earth decimated by an alien invasion. The author fully embraces the genre, while resisting its more sensational tendencies (rest assured, though, there are firefights and explosions aplenty). A rare survivor of the invasion, 16-year-old Cassie, armed with an M16 rifle and her younger brother's teddy bear, is trying to reunite with her brother and escape the "Silencer" (assassin) trying to kill her. Meanwhile, 17-year-old "Zombie," an unwitting military recruit, is facing a crisis of conscience. The story's biggest twists aren't really surprises; the hints are there for readers to see. Yancey is more interested in examining how these world-shaking revelations affect characters who barely recognize what their lives have become. As in the Monstrumologist series, the question of what it means to be human is at the forefront in the words of cartoonist Walt Kelly, "We have met the enemy and he is us." It's a book that targets a broad commercial audience, and Yancey's aim is every bit as good as Cassie's. Ages 14 up.
I couldn't put this book down, it's gripping, exciting and the best book I've read. I can't wait for the second book and the film. If I could give it a higher rating I would!!! ;)
The 5th Wave
Amazing book. Couldn't put it down. Scary, exhilarating, fascinating read.
A must read
This is by far one of the beat books if ever read, once I started reading I could not put it down.