The 1st Wave: Lights Out
The 2nd Wave: Surf’s Up
The 3rd Wave: Pestilence
The 4th Wave: Silencer
When the mother ship first appeared in the sky, thoughts were confirmed that humans aren’t alone in the universe. After nothing immediately happened, most people took it as a good sign that peaceful contact could be made. News channels exhausted their efforts to make sense of the arrival while viral videos sprung up poking fun at who these “aliens” could be. Most people went on with their lives. Then the first wave hit and turned off all the power. The second wave effectively wiped out the largely populated cities on the world’s coasts. The entire world’s population was nearly wiped out through a mysterious plague in the third wave, and the remaining survivors are now slowly being picked off one by one in the fourth.
"To be honest, an alien invasion isn’t high on the list of things that keep me up at night. I’ve seen enough Hollywood movies to know that there is no way the aliens can win. After reading THE 5TH WAVE, I’m not so sure anymore."
Now, hope is as fleeting as the last humans on earth, and for Cassie, short for Cassiopeia, that means that no one can be trusted. Cassie used to spend her time longing after Ben Parish, a boy who didn’t even know who she was. After watching her mother succumb to the plague, her father killed in a semi sonic blast and her brother kidnapped by the aliens, Cassie has long forgotten about Ben Parish. Her focus now is survival --- survival as potentially the last human on earth and the survival of her brother, Sammy, who she swore to find and rescue.
Ben Parish didn’t know who Cassie was, and it didn’t matter. He was confident he was dead anyway. The plague had taken hold, and with a one in 10 survival rate, the odds were stacked against him. Yet somehow, he was spared and suddenly his life took on new importance. Recruited into what could be the last working military base, Ben is now training to fight back. Stripped of his identity and will, Ben has now become the Zombie, a soldier created specifically to hunt down and kill the aliens who have infes