> Skip to content
  • Published: 27 August 2014
  • ISBN: 9780141345833
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 496
  • RRP: $19.99

The 5th Wave (Book 1)




A thrilling and terrifying dystopia from astoundingly talented author, Rick Yancey.

THE 1st WAVE
Took out half a million people.

THE 2nd WAVE
Put that number to shame.

THE 3rd WAVE
Lasted a little longer. Twelve weeks . . . Four billion dead.

IN THE 4th WAVE,
You can't trust that people are still people.

AND THE 5th WAVE?
No one knows.
But it's coming.

On a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs.
Runs from the beings that only look human, who have scattered Earth's last survivors.

To stay alone is to stay alive, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan may be her only hope.

Now Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death.

  • Published: 27 August 2014
  • ISBN: 9780141345833
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 496
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Rick Yancey

Rick Yancey is the author of several adult novels and the memoir novel, Carnegie Medal. In 2010, his novel, L. Printz Honor, and the sequel, for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. When he isn't writing or thinking about writing or traveling the country talking about writing, Rick is hanging out with his family and two dogs, a very old Labrador named Cassey and a very young golden doodle named Max.

 rickyancey.com

Also by Rick Yancey

See all

Related titles