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Rick Yancey


Rick Yancey

Rick Yancey is the author of several adult novels and the memoir CONFESSIONS OF A TAX COLLECTOR. His first young-adult novel, THE EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES OF ALFRED KROPP, was a finalist for the Carnegie Medal. In 2010, his novel, THE MONSTRUMOLOGIST, received Michael L. Printz Honor, and the sequel, THE CURSE OF THE WENDIGO, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. When he isn't writing or thinking about writing or traveling the country talking about writing, Rick is hanging out with his family.

Rick Yancey

Books by Rick Yancey

by Rick Yancey - Adventure, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one. Now, it's the dawn of the 5th wave, and Cassie meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan may be Cassie's only hope for rescuing her brother --- or even saving herself.

by Rick Yancey - Dystopian, Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction

In the finale of the 5th Wave series, Cassie has been betrayed. So has Ringer. Zombie. Nugget. And all 7.5 billion people who used to live on our planet. Betrayed first by the Others, and now by ourselves. In these last days, Earth’s remaining survivors will need to decide what’s more important: saving themselves...or saving what makes us human.

by Rick Yancey - Adventure, Fiction
Alfred Kropp is just trying to survive high school when his guardian uncle ropes him into a suspicious get-rich-quick scheme that changes his life forever: stealing Excalibur --- the legendary sword of King Arthur. But when Alfred unwittingly delivers the sword into the wrong hands, he undertakes an unlikely quest to right his wrong and save the world from imminent destruction. 
This gripping, fast-paced, often hilarious novel is both a thrilling adventure story and an engaging account of one boy's coming of age. 
by Rick Yancey - Dystopian, Young Adult 12+

Surviving the first four waves was nearly impossible. Now Cassie Sullivan finds herself in a new world, a world in which the fundamental trust that binds us together is gone. As the 5th Wave rolls across the landscape, Cassie, Ben, and Ringer are forced to confront the Others’ ultimate goal: the extermination of the human race.

by Rick Yancey - Fiction, Young Adult 14+
Will Henry and Dr. Warthrop have encountered many horrors together --- but can Will endure a monstrumological terror without his mentor? When Dr. Warthrop fears that Will’s loyalties may be shifting, he turns on Will with a fury, determined to reclaim his young apprentice’s devotion. And so Will must face one of the most horrific creatures of his monstrumology career --- and he must face it alone.
by Rick Yancey

As apprentice to famous monstrumologist Dr. Warthrop, young Will Henry has survived deadly encounters with the most dangerous monsters known to man. The creature on the fabled Isle of Blood, however, is so notorious that there have never been any eyewitness survivors. That’s not enough, though, to stop Dr. Warthrop from trying.