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The 5th Wave is the first book in the best-selling series from award-winning Rick Yancey. Perfect for fans of The Hunger Games, Divergent and Maze Runner.
After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one. Now is the dawn of the 5th wave. On a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs. Runs from the beings that only look human, who have scattered Earth's last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan may be her only hope.
Now Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death.
Winner of the 2014 Red House Children's Book Award
The 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
An Amazon Best Book of the Year
Books in the series: The 5th Wave (Book 1), The Infinite Sea (Book 2), The Last Star (Book 3)
"Remarkable, not-to-be-missed-under-any-circumstances." ( Entertainment Weekly)
"A modern sci-fi masterpiece.... Should do for aliens what Twilight did for vampires." ( USA Today)
"The pace is relentless." ( Heat)
"Chilling." ( Sun)
"Nothing short of amazing." ( Kirkus)
"This book's scary!" ( Teen Now)
"A twisty survival story that borrows elements from romance, horror and dystopian fiction." ( The Wall Street Journal)
"An epic sci-fi adventure about a terrifying alien invasion. You'll read it in one sitting." ( Bookseller)
"Heartfelt, violent, paranoid epic, filled with big heroics and bigger surprises." ( Booklist)
"Gripping." ( Publishers Weekly)
"Borrow this one from your teen's nightstand while they're at school." ( People)
Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By ABcd on 01-17-17
A good listen!
I really enjoyed listening to this story.. it was so good. Full of action and some funny moments and dialogue. What made it really enjoyable was the narrators telling the story. They did it well. The action scenes were described well , I could imagine it better than if I read the book by myself. So really well done .
I also liked that this book had Ringers p.o.v. Bens p.o.v. Evan walker's p.o.v. Sams. p.o.v. and of course Cassies. whos story was my favourite part.
The ending was not what I expected and it was sad but I understand why it happened the way it did.
I'm kind of sad that it's over. I really enjoyed getting to know the characters in their point of view for a few chapters.
Even though I didn't read the infinite sea at all , I could still figure out what happened. it was easy to catch up.
Overall it was well written, well read and enjoyable. Can't wait for the movies. . !
Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By Nikki on 01-06-18
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Yes. This is a great trilogy. If you love big epic storylines that suck you in, red these books.
What did you like best about this story?
Plus:I love the idea of this storyline, it’s a bit left field for this genre. It’s not your typical aliens have landed and the last few humans have to save the world type and I like that. Book 3 had a few shocks in store, there was more than one ‘oh no, seriously nooooo’ moment in there and the fact that it’s kids having to make these huge decisions and sacrifices and go through so much so young...well Yancey knows how to make you think for sure, there are times I wanted to scream at Ben for being an idiot and then I remember he’s a kid!Minuses:I read these books back to back so while overall I really loved this trilogy, reading them back to back there are times when Yanceys repetitive language bugged me a bit, he’s a real fan of contradictive speeches that can, on occasion, go on a bit, especially for Cassie. ‘It is and is not, it will be and won’t be’ type stuff. But, don’t let it put you off reading it, the story overall really is great and worth a little repetitiveness.
Which character – as performed by Ben Yannette and Phoebe Strole – was your favourite?
In book 1, it was a coin toss between Ben/Zombie and Cassie In book 2, it was EvanIn book 3 it’s hands down Ringer
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
By Sound Asleep on 09-08-17
Didn't see the end coming
I enjoyed the series but did not see the end coming which I found hard to come to terms with. A very good story with a bitter sweet ending.