Excerpt from The 5th Wave

In case you missed it, my hubby wrote a very sweet review of his favorite three of my books for our anniversary.

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, read the rules at A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along!

I’ve read a lot of Orson Scott Card and Ellery Queen over the last year! So even though I just finished another Orson Scott Card and am currently reading an Ellery Queen, I picked something different for today’s teaser. My teaser today is from The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey. An intense, alien invasion, end of the world young adult book.

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.

Rick Yancey, The 5th Wave


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.


  1. I just picked The 5th Wave up at my local library yesterday. I read it a long time ago, but want to read it again before the movie comes out!

  2. Hi Lorraine, thanks for stopping by at ASpiritOfHealing.com and leaving a comment. You teaser sounds great. Looks like I got another book on my reading list which is already too long lol. Take care

  3. I like the cockroach image. Looks like a good read. Thanks for visiting my blog for TT. http://indie-bookworm.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/teaser-tuesday-5.html#comment-form

  4. Great teaser! I’ve been hearing a lot of glowing things about this book lately, so I might need to pick it up soon.

  5. What a nice hubby.

    Quite the distopian blurb.

  6. This was a great book. I can’t wait to see the movie!

    My TT – http://fuonlyknew.com/2016/01/12/teaser-tuesdays-142-descent/

  7. Kathy Martin says

    I have this one on my Kindle but haven’t had time to start reading it yet. It sounds exciting. Happy reading and thanks for visiting my blog.

  8. I’m not usually into SciFi but I have to admit this intrigues me. Mostly because of the sense of humour. Here’s my teaser: wp.me/p3Nz8P-A9

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