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  • Published: 24 May 2016
  • ISBN: 9780141345932
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400

The 5th Wave (Book 1)

'The next HIT' Daily Mail

Following the major motion picture release starring Chloë Grace Moretz, the heart-stopping finale to the bestselling 5th Wave series.

We're here, then we're gone, and that was true before they came. That's always been true. The Others didn't invent death; they just perfected it. Gave death a face to put back in our face, because they knew that was the only way to crush us. It won't end on any continent or ocean, no mountain or plain, jungle or desert. It will end where it began, where it had been from the beginning, on the battlefield of the last beating human heart.

  • Published: 24 May 2016
  • ISBN: 9780141345932
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400

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.


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Praise for The 5th Wave (Book 1)

Wildly entertaining... I couldn't turn the pages fast enough

The New York Times

A modern sci-fi masterpiece... should do for aliens what Twilight did for vampires.

USA Today

Nothing short of amazing

Kirkus (starred review)

An epic sci-fi adventure about a terrifying alien invasion. You'll read it in one sitting


Remarkable, not-to-be-missed-under-any-circumstances

Entertainment Weekly

A gripping SF trilogy about an Earth decimated by an alien invasion... the question of what it means to be human is at the forefront

Publishers Weekly

This is DAMN and WOW territory. Quite simply, one of the best books I've read in years

Melissa Marr, New York Times bestselling author.

This book is scary!

Teen Now (starred review)

A fantastic read. The 5th Wave is an electrifying page-turner

Kathy Reichs, New York Times bestselling author

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 . . . a sure thing for reviewers and readers alike.

Booklist (starred review)

Breathtakingly fast-paced and original, The 5th Wave is a reading tsunami that grabs hold and won't let go.

'Melissa De La Cruz, New York Times bestselling author of the Blue Bloods series.

...a twisty survival story that borrows elements from romance, horror and dystopian fiction

Wall Street Journal

Wildly entertaining... I couldn't turn the pages fast enough

Justin Cronin, New York Times

The pace is relentless




A cut above anything else in the genre

Sunday Telegraph

Borrow this one from your teen's nightstand while they're at school

People Magazine

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