“The 5th Wave” by Rick Yancey starts at the beginning of a post-apocalyptic world where aliens have begun wiping out human existence. This novel is told from a few different point of views, but the main heroine of the story is Cassie Sullivan. Cassie survives the first four waves of destruction and struggles through the 5th. This book is full of suspense, an intriguing plot and memorable characters. This is without a doubt my favorite YA book of the year. Read the first chapter for free by clicking on the picture!