The Last Star (#3 5th Wave)
|Series:||The 5th Wave|
The highly-anticipated finale to the New York Times bestselling 5th Wave series.
Includes an exclusive diary entry from Cassie!
The enemy is Other. The enemy is us. They're down here, they're up there, they're nowhere. They want the Earth, they want us to have it. They came to wipe us out, they came to save us.
But beneath these riddles lies one truth: Cassie has been betrayed. So has Ringer. Zombie. Nugget. And all 7.5 billion people who used to live on our planet. Betrayed first by the Others, and now by ourselves.
In these last days, Earth's remaining survivors will need to decide what's more important: saving themselves . . . or saving what makes us human.
Praise for The Last Star
"Yancey's prose remains achingly precise, and this grows heavier, tighter, and more impossible to put down as the clock runs out...this blistering finale proves the truth of the first two volumes: it was never about the aliens."--Booklist, starred review
"A haunting, unforgettable finale."--Kirkus Reviews
"Yancey doesn't hit the breaks for one moment, and the action is intense, but the language always stays lyrical and lovely. It's a satisfying end to an impressive trilogy, true to the characters and the world Yancey created."--Entertainment Weekly
"Yancey has capped off his riveting series with a perfect ending."--TeenReads.com
"[T]he ending provides both satisfaction and heartbreak."--Publishers Weekly
"Yancey's writing is just as solid and descriptive as in the first two books....What Yancey does beautifully is reveal the human condition."--Examiner.com
"Rick Yancey sticks the (alien) landing in the action-packed finale to his The 5th Wave invasion saga . . . . And the author gives us a major dose of girl power as well, pairing Cassie and Ringer for an uneasy alliance that provides the best moments in this fantastic series' thought-provoking and satisfying conclusion."--USA Today
Praise for The 5th Wave
Now a major motion picture starring Chloë Grace Moretz
"Remarkable, not-to-be-missed-under-any-circumstances."--Entertainment Weekly
"A modern sci-fi masterpiece . . ."--USAToday.com
"Wildly entertaining . . . I couldn't turn the pages fast enough."--Justin Cronin, The New York Times Book Review
Praise for The Infinite Sea
"Heart-pounding pacing, lyrical prose and mind-bending twists . . ."--The New York Times Book Review
"Impressively improves on the excellent beginning of the trilogy."--USA Today
"An epic sci-fi novel with all the romance, action, and suspense you could ever want."--Seventeen.com
Books in the series:
The 5th Wave (The First Book of The 5th Wave)
The Infinite Sea (The Second Book of The 5th Wave)
The Last Star (The Third Book of the The 5th Wave)
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
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.