The Passage meets Ender's Game in an epic new series from award-winning author Rick Yancey.
After the first wave, only darkness remains. After the second, only the lucky escape. And after the third, only the unlucky survive. After the fourth wave, only one rule applies: Trust no one.
Now, it's the dawn of the fifth 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.
©2013 Rick Yancey (P)2013 Penguin Audio
This story builds to strong intensity. Each segment reaching a higher level. Meanwhile the reader is trying to understand what has happened to the world. And the ending does not resolve the situation. I'll listen again.
I don't know. I never really got into the characters, but I wanted to know what happened. I do not like the main character. I think her thought process is very annoying.
It was expected.
I dont know
Its the 1st of a trilogy so, yes.
A good read for younger readers. As a forty something adult this book lacked a little bit of edge. I enjoyed the story but at times I wished certain things could have been expanded upon. The performance was the first I've listened to by two narrators and both were excellent.The characters were well presented, you thought of them as real. The only item lacking was more detail in the story. Again, excellent for younger readers but slightly lacking but still entertaining for adults.
When Zombie and his squad are sent on their first mission. the tension was excellent. And the realization of what they were actually doing made for an exciting turn of events.
Most definitely. And despite my criticisms, I'll read it also.
The World. The 5th Wave built an exciting world that was a blast to watch unfold.
Watching the separate points-of-view careen toward one another!
It's always nice to read different POVs, but hearing them brings an added level of depth.
I like big books and I cannot lie.
This is my first experience with this author. I am very pleased to say that I have a new fav to add to my collection. So good I dreaded the ending. Now what am I going to do while waiting for the next book in the series? sigh...
If you liked RED DAWN and 28 DAYS LATER and all those other zombie apocalypse movies and books you'll enjoy this one. A fast-paced YA (that means young adult) for everyone, not just teens. This book is going to be a movie, of course, cuz it's AWESOME. Made a 12 hour car ride fly by!
Sci-fi, space opera, dark apocalyptic and post apocalyptic genre, historical fiction and ccasional main-stream thriller
Managed to finish it. Pretty fast pace. Was rolling my eyes a bit at the teen girl - teen boy dialog but only because I didn't realize it was a teen book. Not at the level of the Hunger Games but not bad...
Somehow I missed that this book was in the teen/YA category. Probably because I don't shop for my books by category, I just browse along by recommendations, interesting titles/covers, etc.
During the entire story, I kept chiding Cassie for being so childish and immature, it annoyed me. I didn't like her.
When I heard the little 'promo' for more YA books by the same author go to..blah, blah...at the end of the story, it became clear to me. I know... I'm slow.
With that being said, it took me a while to get through this book. I enjoyed the first 1/3 of the book about Cassie and her family and the events leading up to the 1st wave, but as soon as the alien military became a dominant theme, I lost interest. I finished it to find out what happened, but didn't really enjoy it that much anymore.
3 stars for an average book.
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