The 5th Wave, Volume 1

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Penguin, May 7, 2013 - Young Adult Fiction - 480 pages
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"Remarkable, not-to-be-missed-under-any-circumstances."—Entertainment Weekly (Grade A)

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.

"Wildly entertaining . . . I couldn't turn the pages fast enough."—Justin Cronin, The New York Times Book Review

"A modern sci-fi masterpiece . . . should do for aliens what Twilight did for vampires."—

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2.5 stars! I picked up The Fifth Wave a year ago because I read Rick Yancey's Monstrumologist series and loved it! So I wanted to try out some of his other works, the Fifth Wave being the obvious ... Read full review

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3.5 stars This is my Book Of the Month- August 2016, with GR group- Owls Be Reading Okk , so I knew this is a dystopian read but I still did not expect some of what is there in this story. (view spoiler)[I somehow did not realize this is about Aliens. (hide spoiler)] Read full review

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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.

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