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The 5th (Fifth) Wave 1

The First Book of the 5th Wave Series

The #1 New York Times Bestseller, now a major motion picture starring Chloë Grace Moretz

The Passage meets Ender's Game in the first book in an epic series by award-winning author Rick Yancey.

"Remarkable, not-to-be-missed-under-any-circumstances."-Entertainment Weekly

"A modern sci-fi masterpiece . . ."-USAToday.com

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

An Amazon Best Book of the Year
A New York Times bestseller
A 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 Year
A YALSA 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults
A YALSA 2014 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers
A Booklist 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults
A VOYA 2013 Perfect Ten

Books in the series:

The 5th Wave (The First Book of The 5th Wave)
The Infinite Sea (The Second Book of The 5th Wave)
The Last Star (The Third Book of the The 5th Wave)
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A New York Times bestseller
A 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 Year
A YALSA 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults
A YALSA 2014 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers
A Booklist 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults
A VOYA 2013 Perfect Ten
An 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, The 5th Wave is a reading tsunami that grabs hold and won't let go. A postapocalyptic alien invasion story with a smart, vulnerable heroine."
-Melissa De La Cruz, New York Times bestselling author of the Blue Bloods series

"A fantastic read. The 5th Wave is an electrifying page-turner."
-Kathy Reichs, New York Times bestselling author

"Prepare to set everything else aside when you launch into this one. The break-neck pace and high stakes will draw you in, but it's the characters who will keep you turning pages. It's been a long time since I've read a story this compelling."
-Cinda Williams Chima, New York Times bestselling author

Other awards for Rick Yancey:

The Monstrumologist Series: Printz Honor Book, YALSA Readers' Choice List - Best Book for Young Adults, Kirkus' Best Teen Books, Booklist Editors' Choice for Youth, Los Angeles Times Book Award Finalist-Best Young Adult Literature, Tayshas Reading List (Texas Library Association), NCTE's Walden Book Award Finalist, Garden State Teen Book Award Nominee, Teen Choice Book of the Year Nominee, Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Readers Choice Award Nominee
The Alfred Kropp Series: A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, A Book Sense Pick Best Books of the Year, A BookBrowse Recommendation, A Texas Lone Star Reading List Selection, A Sunshine State Readers List Selection, Featured Author/Book - Scholastic Book Fairs , Nominated for the Carnegie Medal (U.K.), Nominee for the Grand Canyon Reader Award
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Rick Yancey arbeitete zwölf Jahre lang in den USA als Steuerbeamter. Er hat bereits mehrere Theaterstücke und Romane geschrieben. Die außergewöhnlichen Abenteuer des Alfred Kropp ist sein erstes Jugendbuch.
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    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 spitting out death rays. Forget about epic battles with tanks and fighter jets and the final victory of us scrappy, unbroken, intrepid humans over the bug-eyed swarm. That's about as far from the truth as their dying planet was from our living one.

    The truth is, once they found us, we were toast.

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    SOMETIMES I THINK I might be the last human on Earth.

    Which means I'm the last human in the universe.

    I know that's dumb. They can't have killed everyone . . . yet. I see how it could happen, though, eventually. And then I think that's exactly what the Others want me to see.

    Remember the dinosaurs? Well.

    So I'm probably not the last human on Earth, but I'm one of the last. Totally alone-and likely to stay that way-until the 4th Wave rolls over me and carries me down.

    That's one of my night thoughts. You know, the three-in-the-morning, oh-my-God-I'm-screwed thoughts. When I curl into a little ball, so scared I can't close my eyes, drowning in fear so intense I have to remind myself to breathe, will my heart to keep beating. When my brain checks out and begins to skip like a scratched CD. Alone, alone, alone, Cassie, you're alone.

    That's my name. Cassie.

    Not Cassie for Cassandra. Or Cassie for Cassidy. Cassie for Cassiopeia, the constellation, the queen tied to her chair in the northern sky, who was beautiful but vain, placed in the heavens by the sea god Poseidon as a punishment for her boasting. In Greek, her name means "she whose words excel."

    My parents didn't know the first thing about that myth. They just thought the name was pretty.

    Even when there were people around to call me anything, no one ever called me Cassiopeia. Just my father, and only when he was teasing me, and always in a very bad Italian accent: Cass-ee-oh-PEE-a. It drove me crazy. I didn't think he was funny or cute, and it made me hate my own name. "I'm Cassie!" I'd holler at him. "Just Cassie!" Now I'd give anything to hear him say it just one more time.

    When I was turning twelve-four years before the Arrival-my father gave me a telescope for my birthday. On a crisp, clear fall evening, he set it up in the backyard and showed me the constellation.

    "See how it looks like a W?" he asked.

    "Why did they name it Cassiopeia if it's shaped like a W?" I replied. "W for what?"

    "Well . . . I don't know
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 512
Altersempfehlung 12 - 17
Erscheinungsdatum 01.02.2015
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-14-242583-1
Verlag Penguin LCC US
Maße (L/B/H) 21,1/14,1/4 cm
Gewicht 526 g
Verkaufsrang 6624
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Fast read!
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden aus Winterthur am 20.12.2015

This book was a really intense read and once you think you figured it out it all turns on you. Just ordered the next 2 books of the series and recommend the 5th wave to everyone!!

Homo sapiens vs. Aliens
von ML aus Basel am 13.01.2014
Bewertet: eBook

Wieder ein Buch, dass ich an einem Wochenende mit sehr wenig Zeit innerhalb weniger Stunden verschlungen habe. Auch diesmal nur Amerika als Austragungsort, jedoch schmälert das keinesfalls das Lesevergnügen. Dystopie vom Feinsten, nicht brutaler als „Hunger Games“ und „The Testing“, daher auch sehr geeignet für Jugendliche. En... Wieder ein Buch, dass ich an einem Wochenende mit sehr wenig Zeit innerhalb weniger Stunden verschlungen habe. Auch diesmal nur Amerika als Austragungsort, jedoch schmälert das keinesfalls das Lesevergnügen. Dystopie vom Feinsten, nicht brutaler als „Hunger Games“ und „The Testing“, daher auch sehr geeignet für Jugendliche. Endlich auch mal aus der Feder eines Mannes. Er konzentriert sich weniger auf die Liebesgeschichte und das Zwischenmenschliche und mehr auf den Plot und die Hintergründe. Insofern findet sich hier mehr Sozialkritik (selbstverständlich immer in homöopathischen Dosen) und mehr glaubwürdige Männerrollen. Cassie (Cassiopeia), ihr Bruder Sammy und ihre Eltern haben Glück und überleben die ersten drei Wellen der Ausserirdischeninvasion. Bei der vierten verlieren sie ihre Mutter. Doch damit stehen sie immer noch sehr gut da – die meisten anderen Menschen sind schon auf sich allein gestellt oder haben das Leben schon länger lassen müssen. Ihr Vater beschliesst mit der Familie in ein Flüchtlingslager zu gehen und die actionreiche Geschichte nimmt Fahrt auf. Mehr sei hier nicht verraten, diese Geschichte erschliesst sich lieber einem selber. Rick Yancey schreibt atemlos, versteht es Bilder im Kopf des Lesers zu hinterlassen die er nicht so rasch vergisst und doch pures Lesevergnügen sind. Zartbesaiteten und Pazifisten sei dieses Buch nicht empfohlen. Ich kann es jedoch guten Gewissens empfehlen – ich bin froh, eine neue gute, andere Dystopie gefunden zu haben. (Wegen des üblen Cliffhangers nur vier Sterne.)