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The Last Star

(The 5th Wave #3)

3.63  ·  Rating details ·  57,654 ratings  ·  6,898 reviews
Listening time 9 hours 17 minutes

The Last Star is the heart-stopping finale to the bestselling 5th Wave series by award-winning author, Rick Yancey. Perfect for fans of The Hunger Games, Divergent and The Maze Runner.

'Wildly entertaining . . . I couldn't turn the pages fast enough' The New York Times

We’re here, then we’re gone, and that was true before they came. That’s a
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Published May 24th 2016 by Listening Library
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Emily May
His eyes drank me in. Oh, the Evanness of it all, how he gulps down my presence like a guy stumbling upon an oasis in the desert.

What happened to this series?

I was one of The 5th Wave's biggest fans, singing its praises to everyone who would listen. The Infinite Sea wasn't as strong for me, but that too was an enjoyable experience because I just clicked so much with Yancey's writing. This conclusion was a struggle to finish.

As much as I loved the first book, I'm not going to pretend this ser
Sep 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm gonna curl up into fetal position and weep.
Nina (Every Word A Doorway)
The Last Star was one of my most anticipated releases of 2016. No one is more saddened than me that 1) this book was a disappointment, and 2) I can’t even lie to myself about how disappointing it was. Hence, the 2.5 stars. Ben Parish was my silver lining, as the Par(r)ishs always are.

Life is a circle bound by fear. The fear of the predator. The fear of the prey. Without fear, life would not exist.

This is a very detailed review, so beware of minor spoilers. All the major ones are tagged as su
This ladies and gentlemen, is how you end a series. I'm freaking speechless.

I have a feeling a lot of people are going to be left feeling this way. This review is going to be hard to write... and seeing as it is the last in a trilogy I'm going to keep it spoiler free.. Going to warn you now, if you don't remember a lot from the first two books please take the time to go back and re-read them! You'll need the information you might have lost. The Last Star is everything I wanted out of a final bo
Nov 03, 2013 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Jan 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“She was the mayfly, here for a day, then gone. She was the last star, burning bright in a sea of limitless black.”

I read the first two books back-to-back last summer and I absolutely loved them—I think partly because I was binge-watching The Walking Dead at that time and the books reminded me in some way of the show and also because this series is just completely epic.

So when I finished The Infinitive Sea after being in a book-marathoning haze, I couldn’t believe I had to wait a full year to fi
Feb 03, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rating: 2.5

The 5th Wave trilogy is over. Unfortunately, as the series went on each book got worse. It's sad to see a book that has so much potential be wasted away due to characterization problems.

Yancey has the tendency to contradict himself. Cassie said she didn't believe in love, Cassie is in love with multiple people. Cassie says she's gonna have sex with one person she truly loves and that she's gonna wait for the right time, Cassie has sex in the heat of the moment with Evan (saying he lo
Sep 02, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
so a couple of things:

1. that was depressing as hell
2. what the fuck just happened


Let me just start off by saying that the first two books in this series were some of my favorite books ever. Not just books I loved, but books that were favorites among the hundreds I've read. If not for some of the actions of certain characters (Evan and Cassie, that's you), I would've given this 1 star.

Sad, right?

Not only did this book a.) take me a million years
Roshni Ajmal
Sep 26, 2014 marked it as gimme-already  ·  review of another edition
This book better ties up That crazy plot twist neatly. Otherwise i am going to be very angry.
Cynthia Troncquo
Waiting for the book = Die
Having the book = Die
Katerina  Kondrenko
2.5 out of 10

Ревью в моем блоге/This review on my blog
Living A Thousand Lives
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Dead Man's Bones – Lose Your Soul
Dikta – Someone, Somewhere
Mich Gerber ft. Jaël of Lunik – You Remain

Genre: apocalyptic, YA
Stuff: aliens, humans, the end of the world
Fail: lame explanations, the final
WOW: Evan and Cassie
POV: 1st and 3rd person, multi
Love-Geometry: no
Ahmad Sharabiani
The Last Star (The 5th Wave #3), Rick Yancey

The Last Star is a young adult science fiction novel written by American author Rick Yancey. It was published on May 24, 2016, by G. P. Putnam's Sons.

The novel is the third and final in The 5th Wave trilogy, preceded by The Infinite Sea. The Last Star concludes the story of 16-year-old Cassiopeia "Cassie" Sullivan battling against the aliens that have invaded Earth. It continues the story from where it left off in The Infinite Sea.

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Oct 25, 2014 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: novels
This 3rd book is taking too long to come out nearly over than a year now!

So I'm waiting ...

In the line with the others who are also waiting...

It is too much waiting, already!

Aj the Ravenous Reader

I doubt the finale of this supposedly epic series is meant to be funny but if there’s anything the book achieved, it’s that it really was funny- the cheesy kind, hundreds of eye-rolls worthy kind of funny but funny nonetheless. “Ben, Has-Ben and What-Might-Have-Ben” really cracked me up in the cheesiest way possible. But is it just me or did anybody else notice that change in tone because I couldn’t seem to recall Cassie this funny or even Ben for that matter. I guess the end of the world makes
Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤

Call me Zombie.
Everything hurts. Even blinking hurts. But I’m getting up. That’s what zombies do.
We rise.

Okay so…I’m not guna lie. I had a review that I LOVED written out, but my laptop is acting up again and it shut off before my USB saved it. I was going to recreate it, I was in the process of doing so, but it seems stupid. Those were REAL emotions and they flowed out of me so easily…but that’s what happens when you truly connect with a story. So, seeing as I loved this story, this
Sep 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
But I am even more than this. I am all those they remember, the ones they loved, everyone they knew, and everyone they only heard about. How many are contained in me? Count the stars. Go on, number the grains of sand. That's me.
I am humanity.

Damn, this book completely destroyed me.

The Last Star was one of my most anticipated books, if not the most anticipated book, of this year. And because of that, I was really hoping that Yancey would end the trilogy in a nice way, and that the ending wouldn’t
May 11, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Those who seek the depth of human philosophy
Latest Update: 24/05/2017
GUYS!!!! Do you know that there'll be three new books based on The 5th Wave trilogy??? The next installment will be out in spring, 2018!!! Read the announcement HERE!!!!

Although I disliked the ending of this one, now I have high hope for a better one *FINGERS AND TOES CROSSED* !!! What do you think? Are you excited about it? Please let me know! :D

Review: 11/09/2016
They rest in us and we in them. Our heart contains all others. One heart, one life, on the a
Reading Corner
This book is a massive let down and a terrible end to a great series.I hated reading most of this book,the whole plot was just so messy and everything was all over the place.The format was annoying,things didn't add up or didn't make sense,the plot was weak and characters seemed so off.

I loved the other two books in The Fifth Wave Series,I was so excited to read The Last Star but the book was terrible compared to the others.It strayed away from everything that made the other books good,there was
Jan 25, 2014 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Dannii Elle
First Read: July 2016, Rating: 4 Stars
Second Read: November 2018, Rating: 4 Stars

Well, all I can say is, THIS IS HOW YOU FINISH A SERIES!

This is the last, and my absolute favourite, installment in the 5th Wave dystopian series and I am so incredibly sad my journey with Cassie and co. has come to an end! Yancey has created such a stellar cast of characters that overwhelmed me, moved me and had me screaming with both laughter and pain. I became so emotionally invested in their main objective as we
Oct 25, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
“Because here’s the thing: seeing yourself through another’s eyes shifts your center of gravity. It doesn’t change the way you look at yourself. It changes the way you look at the world. Not the you. The everything-but-you.”

I am so dissapointed in this book/ series.

The Last Star was 200 pages of verbosity. I am sorry but it really was.This series started out great, I loved The 5th Wave but it got worse and worse. I still don't understand WHY? Why all this? Why the waves and why the killin
Nov 02, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2016
Oh my God. How do I even review this. I am a puddle of emotions. Why ya gotta do this, Rick Yancey?
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I feel like this was a satisfying conclusion to the trilogy. We basically pick right up where we left off. Our group is still trying to prevent alienpocalypse (well, that already happened, but they are trying to prevent utter and complete annihilation of the human species, stuff like that). Sometimes they are together and sometimes they have to split up, depending on what the mission is. My favorites were Ringer and Zombie (Ben Parrish). Sam gets a couple POVs.

At first, I felt like I had waited
Beth Hudspeth
Reviewed by: Hello Beautiful Book Blog

Yancey is back at it again with precise characterization, fierce energy, and an eerie awareness that time is running out.

The Last Star… The. Last. Star.

“Love is forever. If it wasn’t, it wouldn’t be love. The world is beautiful. If it wasn’t, it wouldn’t be the world.”

How do I put into words how much I was anticipating this book? I think it’s impossible. I was so engrossed with The 5th Wave. I love YA and I am such a sucker for YA trilogies, don’t as
Sarah Louise
Mar 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was 352 pages of pure adrenaline.

This book exceeded my expectations. From beginning to end, it's non-stop, my heart might literally beat out of my chest, action. I'm telling you, you'll fear the lives of every single character. And I don't mean you'll fear their lives, knowing they're meaningless threats. No, it was a genuine fear that constantly kept me on edge.

It's been a long time since I've felt completely satisfied with a finale. There's always something that irritates me. I'm tired o
Taylor of Elfhame ❦
Alright so... I'm basically forcing myself to write this review because I really just want to put these books behind me. Overall, the only thought I am 100% certain of is "what the everloving fuck was that?" That's it. That's all I really have. So obviously writing a coherent review is a challenge. Try to bear with me.
I loved the Fifth Wave. The first novel was great, not quite a 5 star but very close. It was kick ass with really compelling tone and setting and all these intense little fee
Trina (Between Chapters)
I really enjoyed seeing the outcome of this series. This book definitely built upon things that had happened in The Infinite Sea, so in hindsight I can see the purpose that the second book had, although I felt it was a little weak on its own. I had faith it would pay off and I felt it did!

There were a few things I was left confused about, but overall I enjoyed the way that Yancey played with different narratives. He approached the story from several different angles and some events and stylistic
May 21, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: released-2016
Over all, I don't really know how to feel about this book, or the entire series as a whole. I definitely liked the ending of this one, and the writing was still beautiful, but for the most part I just didn't really care anymore, about most of the characters (they mostly would just annoy me, and is it just me or did Cassie somehow feel oddly... different from the other books? Her evolution in the middle section was just strange.) and the story in general because, looking back now after having exp ...more
Feb 15, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017-read
to come.

Oh my. I have no idea what happened to this series. Book one was so fantastic, book two was just completely boring and pointless because nothing happened, and this one.. idk.

I'm confused as to whether it's my fault that I fell out of love with this series, considering I read the first book 3-4 years ago. But looking at some other peoples reviews and opinions, maybe it really did just go downhill.

I ended up completely losing interest in the storyline, or la
Anja H.
Nov 02, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

"We bear the unbearable. We endure the unendurable. We do what must be done until we ourselves are undone."

I've finished a lot of trilogies the past months, but this one was entirely different from anything I've ever read before!
This was not my favorite book in this series, that will always be the first book, but it was pretty damn brilliant nonetheless.
I only have one question though: HOW COULD RICK YANCEY DO THIS TO ME?! THAT ENDING!! *crying uncontrollably* Thi
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aka Richard Yancey

Rick is a native Floridian and a graduate of Roosevelt University in Chicago. He earned a B.A. in English which he put to use as a field officer for the Internal Revenue Service. Inspired and encouraged by his wife, he decided his degree might also be useful in writing books and in 2004 he began writing full-time.

Since then he has launched two critically acclaimed series: The Ext

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