The 5th Wave
Book 1, The 5th Wave
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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."—USAToday.com
Publishers Weekly Review
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The 5th Wave
Interesting but ending leaves you hanging.
Great read, odd non-ending....
Had I known this was a prequel or part of a saga, I wouldn't be so disappointed. I loved the writing style and story but it ends -- in my opinion -- in the middle. I hate reading books like this without forewarning because it takes me back to my Harry Potter-salivating-with-anticipation days! Had I known this I would have waited before biting into the first book, giving the author time to catch up with my Need to Know More syndrome. It's a really good read...just disappointed with the non-conclusive ending. If its Part I, no problem. But then please call it Part I!
Ehhhhh...It was ok....
Everyone seems to be in love with this book, and I honestly don't get it. I'm not saying that it was terrible, but it wasn't wonderful either. The book started out as a page turner, but it honestly lost a lot of momentum for me when romance was added to the mix. The book stopped being so sci-fi. I don't think I will read the sequel whenever it comes out. This book was just like every other young adult sci-fi book. They are blending together too much and getting predictable. I wish that someone would write something a little more original...
- Level: Ninth Grade
- Category: Action & Adventure
- Published: May 07, 2013
- Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
- Seller: Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
- Print Length: 512 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 1, The 5th Wave