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An Amazon Best Teen Book of the Month, May 2013 Spotlight Pick: Forget your E.T. version of sweet, harmless aliens--in The 5th Wave, Rick Yancey imagines a silent invasion that takes extraterrestrial intelligence to a whole new level. Alternating points of view peel back each new layer of the novel while death, separation, and love, push his diverse characters to survive in a terrifying new world. As a storyteller, Yancey is as cunning as his aliens, weaving the characters’ lives together in unexpected ways. After the first couple of chapters I found myself sucked wholeheartedly into the story, wondering who can be trusted and what chilling new twist is lurking around the corner. Book 2 can’t get here fast enough… --Seira Wilson --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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*Starred Review* The Monstrumologist series set a bar for YA horror nearly impossible to match. Can Yancey do the same for sci-fi? He makes a hell of an effort with this ambitious series starter set in the aftermath of a crushing alien invasion in which the aliens themselves never appeared. Seven billion humans have died in the months following the appearance of a giant mother ship. Wave 1: an electromagnetic pulse rendering all machines useless. Wave 2: tsunamis wiping out coastal cities. Wave 3: the Red Death, a deadly plague carried by birds. Wave 4: Silencers, humans who were implanted with alien intelligence as fetuses. We don’t even want to know about Wave 5—do we? Monstrumologist fans will be surprised to discover that Yancey grounds his multiperspective survivalist thriller in two fairly conventional YA voices: Cassie, 16, whose grim solitary existence changes when she is rescued by hunky but mysterious Evan; and Zombie, 17, ex–sports star thrown into a brutal boot camp to train as an alien killer. 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, but just close enough to dystopic trends to make this a sure thing for reviewers and readers alike. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Hype has been heavy since a big preempt sale and an announced 500,000 first printing. Film rights are sold, tours are planned, ads will be omnipresent—need we say more? Grades 9-12. --Kraus, Daniel --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

Product details

  • ASIN : B009VMC7UO
  • Publisher : G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers (May 7, 2013)
  • Publication date : May 7, 2013
  • Language : English
  • File size : 6348 KB
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 494 pages
  • Lending : Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,558 ratings

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Terry Tyler
3.0 out of 5 stars 3.5 stars. DNF, but may go back to it.
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Picknmix
4.0 out of 5 stars An enjoyable post apocalyptic story.
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Matthew R. Bell
5.0 out of 5 stars A smashing foundation for a trilogy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars What left for the Fifth Wave
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5.0 out of 5 stars Unbelievably Awesome!!
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