Professor Owl’s Book Corner ~ Book of the week ~ February 27, 2014

The 5th Wave

Rick Yancey (Author)

The 5th Wave-fin

Kindle Edition: CDN$11.99

Hardcover Edition: CDN$14.44

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.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 475 KB
  • Print Length: 67 pages
  • Publisher: Putnam Juvenile (April 8 2013)
  • Sold by: Penguin Group USA
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AYJIJ46
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled 

The Fifth Wave ~ is a believable science fiction story that gives us a new line on the “defend ourselves from aliens” theme. 

If you are an adult who likes to read YA titles, this is written well enough to compare with The House of the Scorpion, but doesn’t compare with Robert Cormier. However, that said, my prediction is that the YA reading public will definitely like it.

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