The 5th Wave

by Rick Yancey (Author)

Book Cover for The 5th Wave

   Book 1   
Pages: 460

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.

Recognition: Goodreads Choice Nominee for Best Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction (2013); YALSA Teens' Top Ten (2014); Milwaukee County Teen Book Award Nominee (2014); Carnegie Medal in Literature Nominee (2014); Abraham Lincoln Award Nominee (2015)

5th Wave Series—Summary and Book Order

Series: 5th Wave
Reading level: 14+
Books in series: 3
Read in order? Yes
Next release: Finished
Tags: science fiction  action  fantasy  post-apocalyptic  war 

 Print series book list

Books in series order

1.   The 5th Wave  (2013)
2.   The Infinite Sea  (2014)
3.   The Last Star  (2016)