The 5th Wave (The 5th Wave, #1)
After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.

Now, it's the dawn of the 5th 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.

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The 5th Wave (The 5th Wave, #1) Reviews

  • Mitch
    Sep 3, 2016


    "...bastardized sci-fi for the Twilight crowd..."Well this is awkward. Everything about The 5th Wave - an award winning male young adult author, a high octane alien invasion plot, the comparisons to Ender’s Game and The Passage - made it seem like it’d exactly my kind of book...

  • Etnik
    Aug 31, 2016


    5 FREAKY ALIEN STARS!The first 4 waves were okay but the 5th wave... MIND BLOWING.I seriously didn't expect it at all.And the ending was perfect.Actually one of the best book endings of all time.You can find the full review and more about this book on my blogI can't describe how much I...

  • Khadidja
    Jul 30, 2016


    it's the APOCALYPSE, people ! :D the 5th wave is one of THE BEST DYSTOPIAN BOOK OF THE YEAR , it has everything suspense, action, a bit of romance, Stong charcaters, one of them was a bit a weirdo (i'm sure you know who that is) overall i loved the combination Rick yancey has created o...

  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)
    Jul 26, 2016

    Jesse (JesseTheReader)

    I really enjoyed this book! I wouldn't say it blew my mind or anything, but it was entertaining. ...

  • Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘ (of badger and SNAKE)
    Jul 3, 2016

    Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘ (of badger and SNAKE)

    Pss! Pss! I have a theory.Want to hear it? I'm starting to think that Rick Yancey is a genius. What does a genius do, you're asking? He makes people think they are the genius, by creating a story so predictable that every reader will feel so fucking clever. No, no, this is not sarcasm ...

  • Christine Delilah (Maramochabooks)
    Jun 25, 2016

    Christine Delilah (Maramochabooks)

    Buddy read with Maggie!Let's just hope it's better than the movie.From what I've heard about the last two, I'm also hoping this isn't the Divergent Trilogy 2.0 ...

  • Rachel Carter
    May 27, 2016

    Rachel Carter

    1/24/16 Movie Update: I finally saw it... Mixed feelings. Like many of you commented, I think the weakest parts were the romance. I hated how the last 1/4 of movie seemed rushed compared to the book -and my big pet peeve was that Ben recognized her and knew who her brother was (soooooo...

  • Andie (_HalfBl00dPrincess)
    Apr 2, 2016

    Andie (_HalfBl00dPrincess)

    Why oh why did I wait so long to read this!? This book gripped me from the very first page and didn't let up even when it ended. I need more! The world building was phenomenal and the picture painted was so real, I could see it play by play in my head. And Rick's story telling ability ...

  • Daiane (Away for a while :/)
    Mar 8, 2016

    Daiane (Away for a while :/)

    -- Tried to reread it because of the movie but I still don't get it :/ --I choose to start this book because of all the hype that it is having. They even had promo posts on the subway. The quotes were really interesting and the thing about a strong heroine in an alien invaded earth, h...

  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Feb 24, 2016

    Kelly (and the Book Boar)

    Find all of my reviews at: That's great, it starts with an earthquake. Birds and snakes, an aeroplane Okay, maybe just the aeroplane part. Like this . . . . It didn’t take long for people to realize that . . . “The arrival of the mothershi...