The 5th Wave
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The 5th Wave


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.

Title:The 5th Wave
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:457 pages

    The 5th Wave Reviews

  • Mitch
    Apr 06, 2013

    "...bastardized sci-fi for the Twilight crowd..."Well this is awkward. Everything about The 5th Wave - an award winning male young adult author, a high octane alien invasion plot, the comparisons to E...

  • Emily May
    Mar 01, 2013

    “If aliens ever visit us, I think the outcome would be much as when Christopher Columbus first landed in America, which didn't turn out very well for the Native Americans.” - Stephen HawkingSometi...

  • Kat Kennedy
    May 15, 2013

    Attention Mister Rick Yancey,I have kidnapped your review. Your review is not harmed and shall be released as soon as you meet my demands.In exchange for giving you back your review, which I am prepar...

  • Wendy Darling
    Feb 19, 2013

    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 like...

  • Etnik
    Sep 12, 2014

    5 FREAKY ALIEN STARS!The first 4 waves were okay but the 5th wave... MIND BLOWING.I seriously didn't expect it at all.And the ending was perfect.Actually one of the best book endings of all time.You c...

  • karen
    Apr 16, 2013

    i am not the kind of person who gets off on hating the things everyone loves - i don't really see the value in reading books just to be snarky and contrary and "ohhhh, the plebs are eating this up, bu...

  • Sasha Alsberg
    May 17, 2013

    one of the best books ive had the honor to read! A MUST READ!!...

  • Jessie
    Feb 25, 2013

    Warning: This rant will contain lots of swearing, and massive anger. This is a rant, so I'm sorry if there's weird grammar or bad writing. I'm really not caring that much at this point. So, please, be...

  • Christine Riccio
    May 06, 2013

    SO GOOD. Loved the writing style, loved the lead characters, full of twists, and wonderfully paced. Here's my full blown review/discussion =D...

  • Scarlet
    Feb 25, 2013

    I have successfully survived all 5 waves.The 1st Wave : Confusion (Not as good as I thought)The 2nd Wave : Hope (Maybe it gets better)The 3rd Wave : Boredom (zzzzz....)The 4th Wave : Disappointment (T...

About Rick Yancey

Rick Yancey

aka Richard YanceyRick 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 Ext