Extending seemingly finished book series is all the rage these days (or has it always been the rage?). A month after Philip Pullman announced he would be writing another trilogy in his His Dark Materials universe, Rick Yancey announced he will be penning three new books in his The 5th Wavebook series.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Penguin Young Readers will be publishing three more books in the alien invasion book series, following the best-selling installments The 5th Wave, The Infinite Sea, and The Last Star, the last of which was published in 2016. In total, the trilogy has sold more than 3 million copies. The 5th Waveeven got a feature film adaptation starring Chloe Moretz in 2016.
For those who missed the books and the movie adaptation, The 5th Wavetrilogy follows teen protagonist Cassie Sullivan in the months following an alien invasion on Earth. “The Others,” as the alien race is known by the people of Earth, have colonized the planet in a series of waves. The first book starts when the fifth wave is underway, as Cassie searches for her five-year-old brother in a devestated world.
What will the upcoming trilogy be about, exactly? If you have read The Last Star, then you know that is a hard one to follow-up. Yancey said in a statement: “The fates of all the characters introduced in the first three books will be resolved. New characters, surprising twists, non-stop action, and the ultimate battle for the planet – all await fans as The 5th Wave roars on!”
Start speculating! The next installment in the 5th Waveseries is slated for a spring 2018 release.