480 pages, 9.28 × 6.5 × 1.5 in
May 7, 2013
Penguin Young Readers Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0399162410
ISBN - 13: 9780399162411
About the Book
"The Passage" meets "Ender's Game" in an epic new series from an award-winning author. On a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker.
Read from the Book
1 ALIENS ARE STUPID.I’m not talking about real aliens. The Others aren’t stupid. The Others are so far ahead of us, it’s like comparing the dumbest human to the smartest dog. No contest.No, I’m talking about the aliens inside our own heads.The ones we made up, the ones we’ve been making up since we realized those glittering lights in the sky were suns like ours and probably had planets like ours spinning around them. You know, the aliens we imagine, the kind of aliens we’d like to attack us, human aliens. You’ve seen them a million times. They swoop down from the sky in their flying saucers to level New York and Tokyo and London, or they march across the countryside in huge machines that look like mechanical spiders, ray guns blasting away, and always, always, humanity sets aside its differences and bands together to defeat the alien horde. David slays Goliath, and everybody (except Goliath) goes home happy.What crap.It’s like a cockroach working up a plan to defeat the shoe on its way down to crush it.There’s no way to know for sure, but I bet the Others knew about the human aliens we’d imagined. And I bet they thought it was funny as hell. They must have laughed their asses off. If they have a sense of humor . . . or asses. They must have laughed the way we laugh when a dog does something totally cute and dorky.Oh, those cute, dorky humans! They think we think like they do! Isn’t that adorable?Forget about flying saucers and little green men and giant mechanical spiders sp
From the Publisher
"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 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.
"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
About the Author
Rick Yancey (www.rickyancey.com) is the author of the New York Times bestseller The 5th Wave, The Infinite Sea, several adult novels, and the memoir Confessions of a Tax Collector. His first young-adult novel, The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp, was a finalist for the Carnegie Medal. In 2010, his novel, The Monstrumologist, received a Michael L. Printz Honor, and the sequel, The Curse of the Wendigo, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. When he isn't writing or thinking about writing or traveling the country talking about writing, Rick is hanging out with his family.
A New York Times bestsellerA USA Today bestseller Winner of the 2014 Red House Children's Book Award 2014 Children’s Choice Book Awards Finalist for Teen Book of the YearA YALSA 2014 Best Fiction for Young AdultsA YALSA 2014 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young ReadersA Booklist 2014 Best Fiction for Young AdultsA VOYA 2013 Perfect TenAn Amazon Best Book of the Year"Remarkable, not-to-be-missed-under-any-circumstances."—Entertainment Weekly“It has the dark, swoopy adrenaline of The Hunger Games, but the elegiac tone of The Road. Who cares what shelf you find it on? Just read it.”—EW.com“Makes for an exhilarating reading experience.”—Tor.com“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"Step aside, Katniss."—The Cleveland Plain Dealer"Action-packed intrigue."—MTV.com*"Gripping!"—Publishers Weekly, *starred review**"Nothing short of amazing!"—Kirkus Reviews, *starred review**"Yancey's heartfelt, violent, paranoid epic, filled with big heroics and bigger surprises, is part War of the Worlds, part Starship Troopers, part Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and part The Stand . . . a sure thing for reviewers and readers alike."—Booklist *starred review*"This is DAMN and WOW territory. Quite simply, one of the best books I've read in years."—Melissa Marr, New York Times bestselling author"Breathtakingly fast-paced and original, Th