The Last Star: The Final Book of the 5th Wave


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G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
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6.4 X 9.0 X 1.2 inches | 1.45 pounds

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About the Author

Rick Yancey is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The 5th Wave and The Infinite Sea, the first two books in this series. His debut young-adult novel, The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp, was a finalist for the Carnegie Medal. In 2010, his novel The Monstrumologist received the 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.


Loss and sacrifice intertwine with the underlying questions of morality, family, and human strength, and the resolutions of two apocalyptically doomed romances are appropriately understated, but no less electrifying. . . . [T]his blistering finale proves the truth of the first two volumes: it was never about the aliens.--Booklist, starred review

[The Last Star] again unspools from multiple perspectives, keeping readers as off-balance as the characters, who must adjust to a world where they can trust no one. . . . After hundreds of pages of violent, nonstop action, the ending provides both satisfaction and heartbreak.
--Publishers Weekly

Praise for The 5th Wave

An Amazon Best Book of the Year
A New York Times bestseller
A USA Today bestseller

"Just read it."--Entertainment Weekly

"A modern sci-fi masterpiece."--USA Today

"Wildly entertaining . . . I couldn't turn the pages fast enough."--Justin Cronin, The New York Times Book Review

"Nothing short of amazing."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Gripping!"--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Everyone I trust is telling me to read this book."--The Atlantic Wire

Praise for The Infinite Sea
A New York Times bestseller
A USA Today bestseller

"Heart-pounding pacing, lyrical prose and mind-bending twists . . ."--The New York Times Book Review

"Impressively improves on the excellent beginning of the trilogy."--USA Today

"An epic sci-fi novel with all the romance, action, and suspense you could ever want."