Want To Win A Copy of The 5th Wave?

16101128“The 5th Wave” by Rick Yancey is a brand new alien-invasion book that hit stores this month, and it’s is already the talk of the Young Adult literature world. I read it recently, and thought it was unique, entertaining and most of all addictive. My guess is that it will be among the most popular books of 2013.

That said, it’s most certainly for young adults, and I would recommend it for ages 12 and up. It contains some mild violence, adult themes, and scary situations.

Here’s the official book trailer and synopsis:


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.

Interested? I just happen to have an extra copy that I’d like to send to one lucky reader.

Winning is simple. Just invent your own alien species in the form below by June 1. Be sure to include as many details as possible. I’ll be judging on creativity and imagination. (While this book is really for kids 12 or older, feel free to enter the contest, but please note your age. We will find another book that’s more suitable for you if you win.)


12 Comments on Want To Win A Copy of The 5th Wave?

  1. Im Christian is there any questionable content???? it looks awsome

    • Boys' Life // May 16, 2013 at 10:11 am // Reply

      Hello, Mr. Timn. I think it all depends with what you are comfortable with. “The 5th Wave” contains a bit of alien violence, some romance between the two main characters and some VERY minor rough language. It takes place almost entirely during very stressful situations, and the characters react with stressed, emotional and sometimes harsh reactions. I recommend the book for kids older than 12. If you are uncomfortable with the idea of the book, or too young to read it, I will provide you with another book that suits you better.

      • Mr. timn // May 17, 2013 at 8:54 am //

        thank you i’m older than 12 on the violence scale is it more violent than the silver crown and is the plot so dark

      • Boys' Life // May 17, 2013 at 10:02 am //

        Hey, Mr. Timn. Are you talking about the book by Robert C. O’Brien? The one about the girl who finds a mysterious crown on her pillow? If so, “The 5th Wave” is more violent.

      • I AM ONLY 9, SO I GUESS I’M THE YOUGHEST ONE AROUND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IF THIS IS FOR TEENS, THEN I’M OUT OF HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        Name Checker says:

        Mr. timn, YOU HAVE THE WORST GRAMMAR EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Boys' Life // July 30, 2013 at 9:35 am //

        You are not the youngest one around. This site is for anyone interested in movies, books, science, TV, space, cars and other cool stuff.

    • Im Christian to but there is still cance that aliens are real they [nasa] has not check the whole universe yet

  2. Does it have adult “romance” and like really adult themes?

    • Boys' Life // May 17, 2013 at 9:55 am // Reply

      No. Nothing to that extent. Just some mild romantic interest between the main characters. I don’t mean to make it sound more “adult” than it is. I just want everyone to know that it contains some adult themes. I would say that it is less “adult” than “The Hunger Games.”

  3. dear boys’life you should do a star trek dream team

  4. The Android guy // May 18, 2013 at 2:03 pm // Reply

    I agree with mr. Timn on the Star Trek dream team idea

  5. Hey, I forgot to put my age, I’m 16, and my aliens are hostile beings who left the planet because they couldn’t combat humans, and have come back because now they can

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