The 5th Wave is the first book of a science-fiction/ fantasy trilogy by Rick Yancey and was it published in 2013 by Penguin Group. The story is written from a first person (diary) perspective, from the viewpoint of Cassie Sullivan, the protagonist of the novel.
The book as been given good reviews and has been compared favourably to other famous novels of the same genre. It was one of The New York Times' best young adult books of 2013 and has received good reviews from Publishers Weekly. It was also a finalist for the Goodreads Best Young Adult Fantasy or Science Fiction novel in 2013.
A film adaption has been planned and is scheduled to be released by Sony Pictures in January 2016. It will be directed by J Blakeson and produced by Graham King and Tobey Maguire.