The Last Star (Fifth Wave Series #3)

The Last Star (Fifth Wave Series #3)

by Rick Yancey


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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.”—
“[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.”—

"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 Chloë Grace Moretz

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

"A modern sci-fi masterpiece . . ."—
"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.”—
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)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780142425879
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 05/23/2017
Series: Fifth Wave Series , #3
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 53,625
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Rick Yancey ( is the author of the New York Times bestseller The 5th Wave, The Infinite Sea, 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 a 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. Follow him on Twitter @RickYancey.

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The Last Star (Fifth Wave Series #3) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 60 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You know when your reading the end and you think you know, but your surprised. . .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just finished, and this is an amazing book! I loved it! It was a fantasic book in the fifth wave series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had to keep re reading the part because I couldn't believe it was true. I'm going to go cry now.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great ending to the trilogy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent end to the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would have rated this book 4 stars. If it wasn't for the ending. The author took a daring move that destroyed the series for many, as a matter of fact, I am one of them. It's just not the closing we could have gotten. Spoilers! -- Long, long ago, an author named Veronica Roth decided to kill off her main character. Now the 5th wave took that same wrong turn and got into a car crash. How dare she kill off the main character, especially when she has a five year old brother to take care of! It isn't what I was expecting and what I wanted. Sure, you could say, "It shows us the world isn't perfect,". Yes we know, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are alive. If you wanted that theme, it would have been better to take it out in a different way. Not by killing Cassie. That isn't character growth at all. Spoiler over -- The book would have been so much more pleasing without the ending. Now I cannot pick up the series again. This ending was dreadful
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I did not like this at all. Was it even the same author telling the same story? Very disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good ending to a great series. I even got a little teary eyed at the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hate when an author kills an awesome series in the final book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
horrible end to a good series. felt let down.
Anonymous 5 months ago
loved the whole series, but, I still wanted more. Why not finish the story, not finish per say, but to fill in the holes you left at the end. like and especially Evan walker, how????
Anonymous 11 months ago
Best book ever!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Last Star by Rick Yancey is the final book in the trilogy of the Fifth Wave. The book starts off right from the last two and keeps the intensity high always causing the reader to read more and more. I was caught in this situation multiple time where I just couldn't put it down. It is a very good book all the way up to the end, but when the ending comes around it really just ruins the whole point of the series and makes me feel like I wasted my time reading it. The Last Star and the series, in general, is meant for in-depth readers who constantly are coming up with conclusions in their head. I really enjoyed trying to figure out what would happen before it actually happened. Even with the horrible ending it is still a very good read and a new way to think about life today. I overall enjoyed reading it even though I don't think this should be the end of the series.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very inventive and thought provoking book. Aliens ready to destroy us and our world. We have faith, trust, love, and courage. Aliens who hate us except for one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think the first book had a cooler vibe to it. Is casie going to fall in love with somebody other than evan. The book was decent but the ending was way too sudden.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the books but I'm not a fan of the ending. I am a fan of total finality when it comes to the ending of a book series and I don't think he delivered :(
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Then don't read thus book ending again