The 5th WaveBook - 2013
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
Books in the series:
The 5th Wave (The First Book of The 5th Wave)
The Infinite Sea (The Second Book of The 5th Wave)
The Last Star (The Third Book of the The 5th Wave)
From the critics
QuotesAdd a Quote
“I thought I knew what loneliness was before he found me, but I had no clue. You don't know what real loneliness is until you've known the opposite.”
“There's an old saying about the truth setting you free. Don't buy it. Sometimes the truth slams the cell door shut and throws a thousand bolts.”
“When the moment comes to stop running from your past, to turn around and face the thing you thought you could not face--the moment when your life teeters between giving up and getting up--when that moment comes, and it always comes, if you can't get up and you can't give up either, here's what you do: Crawl.”
“We'd stared into the face of Death, and Death blinked first. You'd think that would make us feel brave and invincible. It didn't.”
“What doesn't kill us sharpens us. Hardens us. Schools us. You're beating plowshares into swords, Vosch. You are remaking us. We are the clay, and you are Michelangelo. And we will be your masterpiece.”
“You can only call someone crazy if there’s someone else who’s normal. Like good and evil. If everything was good, then nothing would be good.”
“That's what you do when the curtain is falling--you give the line that the audience wants to hear.”
“You know how sometimes you tell yourself that you have a choice, but really you don't have a choice? Just because there are alternatives doesn't mean they apply to you.”
“Sarcasm doesn't appear to work on him. If that's true, I'm in trouble: It's my normal mode of communication.”
Age SuitabilityAdd Age Suitability
sarahbru17 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over
black_dove_98 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 99
AL_DONNA thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over
violet_gazelle_31 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over
Frightening or Intense Scenes: This whole book was frightening and intense (hence the age suggestion).
Frightening or Intense Scenes: Some gory fighting and lots of death, but it's a book, not a movie. Yet. :)
Sexual Content: Kissing. Nothing too graphic for a YA novel. Not for younger readers.
Coarse Language: Ya know. Some uses of F bombs and SOB (frequent) and sh*t and some other stuff.
Violence: Quite a bit but nothing to graphic. People get shot in the head. Blood Splatters some brutal deaths ect...
SummaryAdd a Summary
Cassie struggles to survive and protect her younger brother Sammy during an alien invasion.
This novel was outstanding. It is not predictable, as are many sci-fi novels. Aliens come to earth, but they are not like what we have imagined in the movies. They came not only to conquer us but also to annihilate us. They came in 5 waves, hence the book title.
Wave 1: turn off all electricity, machines, wipe out 500,000 people
Wave 2: cause earthquakes, wipe out 3 billion people
Wave 3: disease and pestilence , wipe out 97% of the survivors
The bulk of the novel is Waves 4 & 5. It involves trying to know who the enemy really is and what does he want!?? And how to survive. Great book!
Aliens called others are taking over the body's of humans and are killing everybody