Waiting on Wednesday #56: The Last Star by Rick Yancey

 

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s book:

Book cover for The Last Star by Rick Yancey
Title: 
The Last Star (The 5th Wave #3)
Author: Rick Yancey
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: May 24, 2016

Summary (from Goodreads): We’re here, then we’re gone, and that was true before they came. That’s always been true. The Others didn’t invent death; they just perfected it. Gave death a face to put back in our face, because they knew that was the only way to crush us. It won’t end on any continent or ocean, no mountain or plain, jungle or desert. It will end where it began, where it had been from the beginning, on the battlefield of the last beating human heart.

Master storyteller Rick Yancey invokes triumph, loss, and unrelenting action as the fate of the planet is decided in the conclusion to this epic series. Continue reading

Book to Movie Review: The 5th Wave

 

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Don’t Judge a Book by its Movie is a feature on The Candid Cover spotlighting and reviewing book to movie adaptations. 

I received an advanced screening pass to view this film on January 20th in Toronto from Sony Pictures Canada.

 

Book cover for The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
Author: 
Rick Yancey
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Cast:  Chloë Grace MoretzNick Robinson, Ron Livingston
Director: J. Blakeson
Screenplay:  Susannah Grant, Akiva Goldsman, and Jeff Pinkner

Summary (from Goodreads): 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. Continue reading