THE LAST STAR
This brutal tale, the final 5th Wave book, comes to a harrowing close with non-stop action and emotional tension, exploring the question of what it means to be human. Yancey breathes vitality into this science fiction drama, with realistically flawed characters who risk everything for the one truth that matters — love.
Cassie, Ben and Ringer continue their relentless pursuit of dangerous goals, leading to confusion, terror and devastation as they attempt to save their remaining friends — as well as the world — when the final countdown begins. Cassie’s dark sarcasm and fierce determination keep her focused, while her love for her brother maintains her humanity. Meanwhile, Vosch is obsessed with discovering the flaw in Evan’s programming, which has allowed Evan’s human feelings for Cassie to override his orders to kill.(PUTNAM, Jun., 352 pp., $18.99, ISBN: 9780399162435, HC, 12 & Up)