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The Last Star

release date: May 23, 2017
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The Last Star
The highly-anticipated finale to the New York Times bestselling 5th Wave series. The enemy is Other. The enemy is us. They're down here, they're up there, they're nowhere. They want the Earth, they want us to have it. They came to wipe us out, they came to save us. But beneath these riddles lies one truth: Cassie has been betrayed. So has Ringer. Zombie. Nugget. And all 7.5 billion people who used to live on our planet. Betrayed first by the Others, and now by ourselves. In these last days, Earth's remaining survivors will need to decide what's more important: saving themselves . . . or saving what makes us human. Praise for The Last Star "Yancey's prose remains achingly precise, and this grows heavier, tighter, and more impossible to put down as the clock runs out...this blistering finale proves the truth of the first two volumes: it was never about the aliens."--Booklist, starred review "A haunting, unforgettable finale."--Kirkus Reviews "Yancey doesn't hit the breaks for one moment, and the action is intense, but the language always stays lyrical and lovely. It's a satisfying end to an impressive trilogy, true to the characters and the world Yancey created."--Entertainment Weekly "Yancey has capped off his riveting series with a perfect ending."--TeenReads.com " T]he ending provides both satisfaction and heartbreak."--Publishers Weekly "Yancey's writing is just as solid and descriptive as in the first two books....What Yancey does beautifully is reveal the human condition."--Examiner.com "Rick Yancey sticks the (alien) landing in the action-packed finale to his The 5th Wave invasion saga . . . . And the author gives us a major dose of girl power as well, pairing Cassie and Ringer for an uneasy alliance that provides the best moments in this fantastic series' thought-provoking and satisfying conclusion."--USA Today Praise for The 5th Wave Now a major motion picture starring Chlo Grace Moretz "Remarkable, not-to-be-missed-under-any-circumstances."--Entertainment Weekly "A modern sci-fi masterpiece . . ."--USAToday.com "Wildly entertaining . . . I couldn't turn the pages fast enough."--Justin Cronin, The New York Times Book Review Praise for The Infinite Sea "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."--Seventeen.com 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)

The Monstrumologist

release date: Feb 24, 2015
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The Monstrumologist
A monster-hunting doctor and his apprentice face off against a plague of monsters in the first book of a terrifying series. Publishers Weekly says “horror lovers will be rapt.” These are the secrets I have kept. So starts the diary of Will Henry, orphan and assistant to a doctor with a most unusual specialty: monster hunting. In the short time he has lived with the doctor in nineteenth-century New England, Will has grown accustomed to his late-night callers and dangerous business. But when one visitor comes with the body of a young girl and the monster that was eating her, Will’s world changes forever. The doctor has discovered a baby Anthropophagus—a headless monster that feeds through a mouth in its chest—and it signals a growing number of Anthropophagi. Will and the doctor must face the horror threatening to overtake and consume the world…before it is too late. The Monstrumologist is the first stunning gothic adventure in a series that combines the terror of HP Lovecraft with the spirit of Arthur Conan Doyle.

The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp

release date: Jul 01, 2011
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The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp
Alfred Kropp was just trying to survive high school when his guardian uncle gets him roped into a suspicious get-rich-quick scheme that changes his life forever: stealing Excalibur - the legendary sword of King Arthur. But after Alfred unwittingly delivers the sword into the hands of the enemy, he sets off on an unlikely quest to try to right his wrong and save the world from imminent destruction. This gripping, fast-paced, and often hilarious novel is both a thrilling adventure story and an engaging account of one boy's coming of age.

The 5th Wave

release date: Nov 06, 2018
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The 5th Wave
"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

The Final Descent

release date: Jul 28, 2015
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The Final Descent
In the fourth and final horrific adventure in the award-winning Monstrumologist series, Will Henry encounters unprecedented terror, a terror that delves into the depths of the human soul. Will Henry has been through more than seems possible for a boy of fourteen. He’s been on the brink of death on more than one occasion, he has gazed into hell—and hell has stared back at him, and known his face. But through it all, Dr. Warthrop has been at his side. When Dr. Warthrop fears that Will’s loyalties may be shifting, he turns on Will with a fury, determined to reclaim his young apprentice’s devotion. And so Will must face one of the most horrific creatures of his monstrumology career—and he must face it alone. Over the course of one day, Will’s life—and Pellinor Warthrop’s destiny—will hang in the balance. In the terrifying depths of the Monstrumarium, they will face a monster more terrible than any they could have imagined—and their fates will be decided. “Beyond a simple finale, this is a brave statement about the duplexity of good and evil, and the deadly trap in which all of us are snared” (Booklist, starred review).

Alfred Kropp: The Seal of Solomon

release date: Dec 01, 2010
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Alfred Kropp: The Seal of Solomon
Before The 5th Wave, there was Alfred Kropp. This second book in Rick Yancey's lauded series was called a "rip-roaring story that teens will love" in School Library Journal's starred review. Things have just settled down for Alfred, when he's suddenly kidnapped and forced to face a terrible threat--the Seal of Solomon. For millennia, the fallen angels of heaven were controlled by the ring. Now the ring has been stolen, and if it's not recovered, all hell will break loose . . . Packed with thrills and laughs on every page, the second book in New York Times bestselling author Rick Yancey's series proves once again that heroes can come from anywhere, and anyone. Perfect for fans of James Patterson! Praise for The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp: A Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book of the Year Carnegie Medal nominee Book Sense Children's Pick

The 5th Wave Collection

release date: Oct 03, 2017
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The 5th Wave Collection
All three volumes in Yancey's award-winning, "New York Times"-bestselling series are collected in this box set: "The 5th Wave, The Infinite Sea, " and "The Last Star."

The Isle of Blood

release date: Sep 04, 2012
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The Isle of Blood
When Dr. Warthrop goes hunting for the "Holy Grail of Monstrumology" in 1888, twelve-year-old orphan Will Henry follows him to Socotra, plunging into depths of horror worse than anything he has experienced so far.

The 5th Wave 3: The Last Star

release date: Jun 01, 2017
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The 5th Wave 3: The Last Star
This is the hugely anticipated finale in the phenomenal and bestselling trilogy by Rick Yancey that began with The 5th Wave. Don't miss the major film of The 5th Wave by Sony Pictures starring Chloe Grace Moretz (If I Stay) - Coming soon. Remarkable, not-to-be-missed-under-any-circumstances ...Just read it. (Entertainment Weekly). How do you rid the earth how do you rid the earth of seven billion humans? Rid the Humans of their Humanity. Cassie Sullivan and her companions lived through the Others four waves of destruction. Now, with the human race nearly exterminated and the 5th Wave rolling across the landscape, they brace themselves. For the next attack is more than possible - it's inevitable. No one can anticipate the depths to which the Others will sink - nor the heights to which humanity will rise. The final wave is coming. Be prepared. Praise for The 5th Wave and The Infinite Sea: The next Hit. (Daily Mail). A modern sci-fi Masterpiece... (USA Today). The pace is Relentless. (Heat). Action-Packed. (MTV.com). Chilling. (Sun). This gut-wrenching sequel to The 5th Wave careens on a violent course of non-stop action. (Publishers Weekly, starred review). Wildly Entertaining...I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. (Justin Cronin, The New York Times Book Review). Nothing short of Amazing. (Kirkus (starred review)). This book's Scary! (Teen Now (5 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). '...a twisty survival story that borrows elements from romance, horror and dystopian fiction. (Wall Street Journal). Breathtakingly fast-paced and original, The 5th Wave is a reading tsunami that grabs hold and won't let go. (Melissa De La Cruz, New York Times bestselling author of the Blue Bloods series). An epic sci-fi adventure about a terrifying alien invasion. You'll read it in one sitting. (Bookseller). Heartfelt, violent, paranoid epic, filled with big heroics and bigger surprises ...a sure thing for reviewers and readers alike. (Booklist (starred review)). A gripping SF trilogy about an Earth decimated by an alien invasion...the question of what it means to be human is at the forefront. (Publishers Weekly). About the author: Rick Yancey is the author of 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 Michael L. Printz Honor, and the sequel, The Curse of the Wendigo, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Also Available: The 5th Wave (Book 1); and, The Infinite Sea (Book 2).

The Curse of the Wendigo

release date: Oct 12, 2010
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The Curse of the Wendigo
Flesh-eating danger abounds in the chilling sequel to The Monstrumologist that is “as fast-paced, elegant, and yes, gruesome as its predecessor” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). While Dr. Warthrop is attempting to disprove that Homo vampiris, the vampire, could exist, his former fiancée asks him to save her husband, who has been captured by a Wendigo—a creature that starves even as it gorges itself on human flesh. Although Dr. Warthrop considers the Wendigo to be fictitious, he relents and performs the rescue—but is he right to doubt the Wendigo’s existence? Can the doctor and Will Henry hunt down the ultimate predator, who, like the legendary vampire, is neither living nor dead, and whose hunger for human flesh is never satisfied? This second book in The Monstrumologist series explores the line between myth and reality, love and hate, genius and madness.
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