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The 5th Wave by Rick YanceyThe 5th Wave (The Fifth Wave #1) by Rick Yancey

Goodreads – Dystopian/Sci-Fi YA – May 7th 2013 by Penguin

The Passage meets Ender’s Game in an epic new series from award-winning author Rick Yancey.

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.

If you haven’t heard about The 5th Wave yet, you’ve been missing out. This novel has generated a tonne of buzz, and for good reason. By the author of the acclaimed Monstrumologist series, The 5th Wave ties together all the dystopian goodness with a healthy dose of Sci-Fi. A lot of people have compared it to The Hunger Games but – while I see what they mean – I am getting Walking Dead feelings from it. (If there is one thing I love more than The Hunger Games, it’s The Walking Dead!)

If you’re looking for more to sink your teeth into than just the blurb, check out the official sampler of the novel on the book’s site – it will have you hooked!

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