Author(s): Rick Yancey
The riveting follow-up to the New York Times bestselling The 5th Wave, hailed by Justin Cronin as "wildly entertaining."
How do you rid the Earth of seven billion humans? Rid the humans of their humanity.
Surviving the first four waves was nearly impossible. Now Cassie Sullivan finds herself in a new world, a world in which the fundamental trust that binds us together is gone. As the 5th Wave rolls across the landscape, Cassie, Ben, and Ringer are forced to confront the Others' ultimate goal: the extermination of the human race.
Cassie and her friends haven't seen the depths to which the Others will sink, nor have the Others seen the heights to which humanity will rise, in the ultimate battle between life and death, hope and despair, love and hate.
Praise for The 5th Wave
"Just read it."--Entertainment Weekly
"A modern sci-fi masterpiece."--USA Today
"Wildly entertaining . . . I couldn't turn the pages fast enough."--Justin Cronin, The New York Times Book Review
"Nothing short of amazing."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Gripping!"--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Everyone I trust is telling me to read this book."--The Atlantic Wire
Wildly entertaining... I couldn't turn the pages fast enough The New York Times A modern sci-fi masterpiece... should do for aliens what Twilight did for vampires. USA Today Nothing short of amazing Kirkus (starred review) An epic sci-fi adventure about a terrifying alien invasion. You'll read it in one sitting Bookseller Remarkable, not-to-be-missed-under-any-circumstances Entertainment Weekly A gripping SF trilogy about an Earth decimated by an alien invasion... the question of what it means to be human is at the forefront Publishers Weekly This is DAMN and WOW territory. Quite simply, one of the best books I've read in years -- Melissa Marr, New York Times bestselling author. This book is scary! Teen Now (starred review) A fantastic read. The 5th Wave is an electrifying page-turner -- Kathy Reichs, New York Times bestselling author Yancey's heartfelt, violent, paranoid epic, filled with big heroics and bigger surprises, is part War of the Worlds, part Starship Troopers, part Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and part The Stand ... a sure thing for reviewers and readers alike. Booklist (starred review) Breathtakingly fast-paced and original, The 5th Wave is a reading tsunami that grabs hold and won't let go. -- 'Melissa De La Cruz, New York Times bestselling author of the Blue Bloods series. ...a twisty survival story that borrows elements from romance, horror and dystopian fiction Wall Street Journal Wildly entertaining... I couldn't turn the pages fast enough -- Justin Cronin New York Times The pace is relentless Heat Action-packed. MTV.com A cut above anything else in the genre Sunday Telegraph Borrow this one from your teen's nightstand while they're at school People Magazine
Rick Yancey (www.rickyancey.com) is the author of 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 Michael L. Printz Honor, and the sequel, The Curse of the Wendigo, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.