The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
"Remarkable, not-to-be-missed-under-any-circumstances."- Entertainment Weekly (Grade A) The Passage meets Ender's Game in an epic new series from award-winning author Rick Yancey. After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the un lucky 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. "Wildly entertaining . . . I couldn't turn the pages fast enough."-Justin Cronin, The New York Times Book Review "A modern sci-fi masterpiece . . . should do for aliens what Twilight did for vampires."-USAToday.com .
Really quite fantastic. Who would have thought an alien apocalypse story would be a contender for a favorite of 2014 for me? Full of action, compelling characters, a fascinating world, all makes this a wonderful new series. I can't wait to get my hands on the sequel, An Infinite Sea. This book is also on the YALSA (Young Adult Library Service Association) list of nominees for the Teens' Top Ten best books of 2014. It is not to be missed!!!!