The 5th Wave by Ricky Yancey 5*
BLURB: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.
My Review:Review copy from Penguin via Netgalley Book out May 7th 2013 I've not read a book by this author before but he is going on my auto buy list after this one! He writes characters that are so distinctive that even without any names you know which one is doing the narration. He also makes the situations so real that, like the characters, you don't know which one to trust. To top it off he gives the reader plenty of gut wrenching action and insight into the psyche of people in a war situation. If you've read The Host, I Am Number Four or Ender's Game you will probably like this one - I certainly did!