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
Yes, I think it is really different from what I usually read. I generally don't find alien type of stories interesting. At first, I was not really into the book...but it grew on me and I was looking for the sequel after I finished it.
I don't think I can compare it to anything else that I've read. It kind of has a Walking Dead type feel to it though...without the zombies of course.
No, this was my first. I liked the two narrators, I thought they did a great job. I
Not one particular moment, just after I got into the book I think it picked up and the characters started to grow on me.
The story and the narrator
Cassie - Great story line and good character development
Phoebe Strole - Great Voice, best woman's voice I have heard in a long time
I won't spoil it
I usually stay with King or similar type books, but I took a chance on this one and glad I did. The story has a lot of parallels to other similar stories, mankind is practically gone, a few people left, but I usually can figure out what is going on and this book had so many twists that I was lost until the end. Wish it would have ended differently, but that is the way it goes
I had heard great things about this book, so I was excited to start it. But right away I was struck by the characters being very one dimensional, the plot pacing being rushed, and the coincidental conveniences stacking up. I really hate that.
If you like sci-fi or dystopia and don't care if you plot really makes sense, then maybe this is the book for you.
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!
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...
I'm a mid-20s girl that is addicted to books! I love all things paranormal, fantasy, historical fiction and mystery. No romance novels here!
Yes, but they would need to commit to it... it is long and the big reveals aren't until the end.
The main character is pretty angsty. However, I did end up enjoying her by the end. I assume there will be a couple more books since it was left wide open at the end.
Love the narration! They brought life to the charactors.
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.
Like historical fiction, apocalyptic and post apocalyptic genre, some horror and sci-fi and the occasional 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...
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.
The book seems like it will be a good read however the audible play back (which i use while driving) is skipping the first and last sentence in some chapters, in other chapters it will skip the entire last paragraph and then in others it will read fine.
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