THE LAST STAR: Predictions for Rick Yancey’s Final Book In THE 5TH WAVE Series

We take on the deaths, drama, and secrets of THE 5TH WAVE series in predictions for THE LAST STAR!

Can you believe we’re only a little over a week away from the release of The Last Star, the final book in Rick Yancey’s The 5th Wave trilogy? Its predecessor, The Infinite Sea, left us with a slew of questions and plenty of predictions, so we’re preparing for the wide release by taking on some of our big guesses for the end of the series!

1) A MAJOR CHARACTER WILL DIE

It’s pretty easy to guess that every secondary character is at risk, but Yancey’s writing is so brutal, we doubt that Cassie, Evan, Zombie, Ringer, and Sammy can all survive the final showdown. We could see the book killing off the little brother Cassie has desperately tried to save right at the end for maximum devastation, though Zombie has had enough near-death experiences that we’re not sure he’ll make it out unscathed, either.

2) RINGER’S ENHANCEMENTS WILL COME BACK TO BITE VOSCH

Vosch needs to meet his end, and we reeeeally need Ringer to be the one to deliver it! He gave her the alien “enhancements” that are taking over the population, but he doesn’t have control over her. It would only be right that after all his efforts to break her, she uses her new skills to her advantage somehow and breaks HIM.

3) EVAN WILL REVEAL ANOTHER MAJOR SECRET

Vosch wants Evan dead because he knows too much and can give it away to the unaffected humans, but it has to be more than just the few strategies Evan has divulged to Cassie so far. He seems to be revealing secrets as needed and we imagine there is at least one huge reveal left to come– probably having to do with how to take down The Others for good!

4) THE PRIEST IS SIGNIFICANT

As early excerpts showed us, the novel opens on an Other infiltrating a human camp as a priest. We don’t think this scenario was added in all willy-nilly. We already know Others have infiltrated the human world long ago and assassinate humans– so why is this one special? Maybe he’ll be meeting our heroes for a showdown! Or is he perhaps a leader among The Others?

5) THE MOTHERSHIP IS GOING DOWN

Even without the oh-so- important explosive, the group has got to find another way to take down the mothership! The alien technology and lack of resources will test them, death is a likelihood, but Earth will be saved and at least a few of our young leads can have a brighter future where humans take fewer things for granted.

Basically, we think this book will be bittersweet but awesome!

The Last Star is out on May 24, 2016. You can preorder now via Amazon | B&N | iBooks | Books-A-Million | IndieBound

What do you suspect will happen in the final novel? Share your thoughts in the comments and on social media using the hashtag #TheLastStar!

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By Molly

Molly is a proud Canadian who is currently attending university in Scotland. She loves to read, write, watch films, and talk about Sarah J. Maas books. If not snuggled up with a book, Molly can usually be found tapping at the dance studio, or writing yet another essay.

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