Weekend Highlight: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey


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Weekend Highlight: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
The 5th Wave
Book Info

Released: May 7th 2013
Genre: Young Adult
Series: The 5th Wave #1
Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Pages: 457

The blockbuster bestseller comes to the big screen!

"Remarkable, not-to-be-missed-under-any-circumstances."—Entertainment Weekly
"A modern sci-fi masterpiece . . ."—USAToday.com

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.

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

An Amazon Best Book of the Year
A New York Times bestseller
A USA Today bestseller
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



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About Rick Yancey

Rick is a native Floridian and a graduate of Roosevelt University in Chicago. He earned a B.A. in English which he put to use as a field officer for the Internal Revenue Service. Inspired and encouraged by his wife, he decided his degree might also be useful in writing books and in 2004 he began writing full-time.

Since then he has launched two critically acclaimed series: The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp, for young readers, and The Highly Effective Detective, for adults. Both books are set in Knoxville, Tennessee, where Rick lived for ten years before returning to Florida.


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Thanks angela

kathy valentine

my niece loves this writer!!!!!

Dawn Roberto

I had this series on my tbr pile forever so I am thinking of moving it up to read next. Thanks.

Tammy V.

I love this series and can’t wait to see the movie. I hope they don’t make it too cheesy.


I still need to read the final book Angela but enjoyed the heck out Fifth Wave

Under the Covers Book Blog

Me too!! OMG. I’m dying to get to the book. I love Evan Walker!


Sounds like a great read…Thanks for the chance to win a copy

Esther Gerdzen

I have it on my tbr . Thank you for the chance .

Artemis Giote

I haven’t started this series yet. It sounds great and I really want to see the movie, thank you for the chance!


I always wanted to read this book. Other books always get in the way. *LOL*

Amy R

The series sounds good.

Lisa M

I am sad to say I didn’t know this was a book or a series until AFTER I seen the trailer for the movie!
I must live under a rock … lol
Looks very good though … the books and the movie!