“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.)