No one can anticipate the depths to which the Others will sink -
nor the heights to which humanity will rise . . .
Rick Yancey (www.rickyancey.com) is the author of several adult novels and the memoir Confessions of a Tax Collector. His first young-adult novel, The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp, was a finalist for the Carnegie Medal. In 2010, his novel, The Monstrumologist, received Michael L. Printz Honor, and the sequel, The Curse of the Wendigo, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.
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 * Bookseller *
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 * Heat *
Action-packed. * MTV.com *
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 *