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About The 5th Wave

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

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
Booklist 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults
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 Trade Paperback edition.

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