Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Congratulation to Rick Yancy!


The 5th Wave - Overall winner of the Red House Children's Book Award 2014

Rick Yancy
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 Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp, for young readers, and The Highly Effective Detective, for adults. Both books are set in Knoxville, Tennessee, where Rick lived for ten years before returning to Florida.

o    The Infinite sea
The 1st wave took out half a million people, the 2nd put that number to shame. Rick Yancey's frightening dystopia is now anticipating its 5th hit and no one knows what to expect. Cassie has lost everything, her parents are dead, her little brother has been captured, to be alive in her world is to be alone. She runs from Them on a daily basis as they kill anyone they find scattered across Earth's desolate countryside. Then she meets Evan. Is he her only hope to rescue her brother and save herself? In this gripping young adult epic, shortlisted for the Red House Children's Book Award 2014, The Hunger Games meets I Am Number Four to create the ultimate page-turner. Action-packed, intense and just waiting to be made into a blockbuster movie!

Please be advised that some of the content in this book contains mild profanities and themes that are not suitable for younger children.

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