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. Read more...
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ProductsMore About The Last Star by Rick YanceyOverviewThe highly-anticipated finale to the New York Times bestselling 5th Wave series.
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-packedfinale to hisThe 5th Waveinvasion saga . . . .And the author gives us a major dose of girl power as well, pairing Cassie and Ringer for an uneasy alliance that providesthe best moments in this fantastic series thought-provoking and satisfying conclusion. USA Today
Praise forThe 5th Wave
Now a major motion picture starring Chloe 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 forThe 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)"
- ISBN-13: 9780399162435
- ISBN-10: 0399162437
- Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
- Publish Date: May 2016
- Page Count: 352
- Reading Level: Ages 14-UP
- Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.4 x 1.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
Series: 5th Wave #1
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- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-05-23
- Reviewer: Staff
Six weeks have passed since readers left Cassie, Ben, and their skeletal crew clinging to life at the end of The Infinite Sea, limping toward a final confrontation with the Others, inscrutable aliens who have engineered the near-extinction of the human race. Seven billion are dead. Those still alive cannot let down their guard. Silencers roam the countryside picking off survivors. This final installment of Yancey's 5th Wave trilogy again unspools from multiple perspectives, keeping readers as off-balance as the characters, who must adjust to a world where they can trust no one. Current events make it harder to read this dystopian epic as escapist literature when some plot elements—like the Others' use of suicide bombers not old enough to know what they're doing—are far from implausible. After hundreds of pages of violent, nonstop action, the ending provides both satisfaction and heartbreak. Ben perhaps gets to the heart of Yancey's theme when he says the only way to win against an irrational foe is to hold onto his humanity. "You're never perfectly safe," he says. "To live is to risk your life, your heart, everything." Ages 14–up. Agent: Brian DeFiore, DeFiore and Co. (May)