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The 5th Wave

Yancey, Richard (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The 5th Wave
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"Cassie Sullivan, the survivor of an alien invasion, must rescue her young brother from the enemy with help from a boy who may be one of them"-- Provided by publisher.
Authors: Yancey, Richard
Title: The 5th Wave
Statement of Responsibility: Rick Yancey
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2013
Branch Call Number: Y YANCEY
Characteristics: 457 p. ; 24 cm
Summary: "Cassie Sullivan, the survivor of an alien invasion, must rescue her young brother from the enemy with help from a boy who may be one of them"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Headings: Science fiction War Fiction Survival Fiction Extraterrestrial beings Fiction Science fiction War stories Survival Juvenile fiction Extraterrestrial beings Juvenile fiction
Genre/Form: Young adult fiction
Science fiction
War stories
Topical Term: Science fiction
War
Survival
Extraterrestrial beings
Science fiction
War stories
Survival
Extraterrestrial beings
Alternate Title: Fifth Wave
ISBN: 0399162410
9780399162411
LCCN: 2012047622
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Cassie Sullivan, the survivor of an alien invasion, must rescue her younger brother from the enemy with help from a boy who may be one of them.

Cassie Sullivan, the survivor of an alien invasion, must rescue her young brother from the enemy with help from a boy who may be one of them.


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Jul 28, 2014
  • AlphaVeil rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is an amazingly, thrilling book!

Jul 16, 2014
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great Book! The Monstrumologist was way better but still gave me chills and thrills. Highly Recommended!

Jul 14, 2014
  • violet_elephant_757 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

this book was super scary but still an amazing book

Jul 07, 2014
  • julietteferrars rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Best alien book I've ever read. Its so relatable and i felt like there was actually an alien apocalypse happening outside. Super fast moving and full of action! I NEED THE INFINITE SEA LIKE NOW!

Jul 05, 2014
  • selinerrr rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

hands down one of the best books I've read in my life!

This book reminded me so much of the show The Walking Dead! Its haunting writing style and sullen adventure kept me reading page after page!

I was recommended this book by the next great read program on this site and I loved it! Couldn't put it down!

May 01, 2014
  • immie_bookgirl rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A friend recommended this book, and I was not disappointed. I absolutely loved it! It look me a while to get through the first few of chapters, but once the story picked up, I was glued to my seat. The story is solid and the characters are strong and generally likable. If you like dystopias, aliens, and books that make you think, this may be one for you.

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Jul 16, 2014
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

red_crocodile_191 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

Jun 27, 2014
  • ryansavage rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

ryansavage thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

Jan 10, 2014
  • green_tiger_230 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Jul 23, 2013
  • falkirks rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 15, 2013
  • stepha89 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

stepha89 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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Jul 16, 2014
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: This is a thriller. Its intense!

Jul 16, 2014
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: make out scenes. Talk about S*x and virginity.

Jul 16, 2014
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Quite a bit but nothing to graphic. People get shot in the head. Blood Splatters some brutal deaths ect...

Jul 16, 2014
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Ya know. Some uses of F*** and sob and sh*t and some other stuff.

Jul 15, 2013
  • stepha89 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Violence: Nothing overly graphic, but enough that I wouldn't recommend to younger readers.

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Jul 05, 2014
  • selinerrr rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“I had it all wrong," he says. "Before I found you, I thought the only way to hold on was to find something to live for. It isn't. To hold on, you have to find something you're willing to die for.”

Jul 05, 2014
  • selinerrr rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Some things you can never leave behind. They don't belong to the past. They belong to you."

“Why did they come billions of miles just to stare at us? It's rude.”

“I don't move. I wait behind my log, terrified. Over the past ten minutes, it's become such a dear friend, I consider naming it: Howard, my pet log.”

“I will teach you to love death. I will empty you of grief and guilt and self-pity and fill you up with hate and cunning and the spirit of vengeance. I will make my final stand here, Benjamin Thomas Parish.”

“God doesn't call the equipped, son. God equips the called. And you have been called.”

“I thought I knew what loneliness was before he found me, but I had no clue. You don't know what real loneliness is until you've known the opposite.”

“I didn't save you," he whispers, lips tickling my eyelashes. "You saved me.”

“There's an old saying about truth setting you free. Don't buy it. Sometimes the truth slams the cell door shut and throws a thousand bolts.”

“What doesn't kill us sharpens us. Hardens us. Schools us. You're beating plowshares into swords, Vosch. You are remaking us. We are the clay, and you are Michelangelo. And we will be your masterpiece.”

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