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
Great writing that grips ahold of you and doesn't let go. A fascinating story of survival, loss of hope, and no one to trust. Rick Yancey weaves the character's lives together in a unique way. I'm intrigued by the main character, her brother, friend, and, well, just who is this other person? The answers aren't handed to the reader on a pretty platter. No, we have to figure it out. It's GREAT! I will definitely finish the series. It ended like a LOST episode - on pins and needles to find out what happens next!
I loved this book, made the movie all that much better. I'm looking forward to finishing the series. an amazing choice in narrators, they made the store come to life for me.
Busy mom who loves to read but doesn't always have the time. I enjoy YA, Romance and the occasional Best Seller.
Wow! This was a great start to a wonderful new YA dystopian series. Although the story may not be entirely original, the writing was superb. It's another alien invasion plot but this time they do not come in peace. From the start I was immediately sucked into the story and could not get enough. Even though I don't care for the typical trilogy set up, I am happy this series will continue for at least 2 more books.
Narration was great as well.
I don't see what the high ratings are all about. Seems more like a high school play to me. Melodramatic in the extreme, a missable performance for sure.
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.
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...
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