Celebrate THE LAST STAR Paperback With Our 5TH WAVE Continuation Theories (Giveaway!)

Share your theories on the new 5TH WAVE books and enter to win the original trilogy!

Rick Yancey‘s The Last Star, the final book in the original The 5th Wave trilogy, is out in paperback today!

We say “original” because Rick Yancey announced back in March that he’ll be writing three more novels set in the world of The 5th Wave. We don’t have any details on the new books yet, but we DO have theories. So let’s get to it!


Warning: This is nothing but spoilers for the original series! Beware!

The return of the OG Cassie

This is our first and least likely theory. If we could bring Cassie back using the power of sheer will, we would, though! Her noble death threw us for a loop and we can’t help but wonder if, in a world of impossibilities come to life including consciousness transfer and body-snatching, there’s a way to get Cassiopeia back into Evan’s arms. Those two deserve their happy ending!

We’ll see Evan’s mission to end The 5th Wave– maybe from another perspective!

The end of The Last Star sees Evan heading away from the surviving group’s safety in the wilderness to take down the rest of The 5th Wave. Our feelings about this are really complicated. Is Evan really helping or hurting by doing this? The 5th Wave mainly consists of brainwashed, traumatized teens, after all. Maybe he’ll discover some Wavers that remind him of Cassie and his old friends, and he’ll have to change the plan. Or maybe we’ll see things from their perspective, making Evan the potential enemy to fear.

The aliens aren’t done with humankind yet

Evan’s alien race is damn smart, so it’s easy to imagine that they kept all their power and technology linked to one mothership. Those guys probably have fail-safes upon fail-safes! They may need some time to recover, but they could re-emerge stronger than ever. Even if they don’t specifically, the survival of any of their technology would have major implications on the remainder of society.

Grown-up Sam takes the reigns

Poor, innocent baby Sammy has got to grow up someday, and let’s face it– he’ll probably grow into a total badass with a secret heart of gold. Though it have some third person pieces, the original trilogy depend on first person narration. It would be incredibly bittersweet to have a teenage Sam take over for his sister and help the world realign following the devastation.

A new Cassiopeia takes over

If we really want to age up some characters, how about some perspective from Cassie the Second– Ringer’s daughter? She’ll have never known a world before the alien invasion and can offer an unique worldview in which an unruly society full of uncertainty is the norm. It would be some new-level dystopian madness! Plus, we really want to see Ringer and Ben as parents to a cynical teenager.


Now that we’ve put some ideas in your head, you can enter to win the original trilogy in paperback! This new edition of The Last Star includes an exclusive diary entry from Cassie and the whole series is an action-packed thrill ride. One grand prize winner gets all three books, but five runner-ups will still get The 5th Wave, so take a chance!

Per the publisher, this contest is open to US residents only!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Enter for a chance to be one (1) grand prize winner and receive a set of The 5th Wave Collection in paperback, including The 5th Wave, The Infinite Sea, and The Last Star (ARV: $32.97), or to be one (1) of five (5) second place winners to receive The 5th Wave in paperback (ARV: $10.99 each).

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter between 12:00 AM Eastern Time on May 23, 2017 and 12:00 AM on May 30, 2017. Open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia who are 13 and older. Winners will be selected at random on or about June 2, 2017. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.


Rick Yancey ( is the author of the New York Times bestseller The 5th WaveThe Infinite SeaThe Last Star, 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.

By Kait

Kait is a New Englander, a YA book and adaptation lover, and a Slythindor, as well as a red velvet and red wine enthusiast. She likes to like things. Catch her on Twitter: @kaitmary

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