THE FIFTH WAVE by Rick Yancey


GK Films has acquired rights to "The 5th Wave," a proposal for a young-adult sci-fi book that is part of a planned trilogy from author Rick Yancey! 

Rick is an author with impressive literary acclaim.  He won a Printz Honor for the first book in his series The Monstrumologist. He has also been a finalist for several other major awards, has been included in dozens of national and state-wide ‘best of the year’ reading lists, and has many passionate admirers among booksellers, librarians, reviewers, bloggers—and of course, readers. A selection of his honors and reviews is included in the proposal and pasted below.

In The Fifth Wave, Cassie has survived the first three stages of an alien invasion which has left the Earth a desolate, barren place. She believes that they are now in the midst of the Fourth wave of the attack—a psychological surge of fear and paranoia brought on by the existence of what she calls The Silencers—beings that look human (and might even BE human traitors) who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Since it is impossible to tell a human from a Silencer, the survivors don’t know who to trust, and are therefore too fearful to band together to form a resistanc.

Rights sold in 9 countries!


Rights owned by Defiore and Company