And the winner is… Win! 1 of 3 ‘The 5th Wave’ bundles, including ‘The Last Star’ and ‘The 5th Wave’ on DVD!

The final book is Rick Yancey’s sci-fi adventure trilogy is here! We’re desperate to find out how Cassie’s adventure comes to an end. We had a chat with Rick Yancey himself about ending a trilogy and having his book made into a film.

the last starWas it strange to see ‘The 5th Wave’ hit the big screen? How much of the stories and character look like they do in your head? It was a bit surreal. I’ve been living with this story since 2012, and to see another version of it that’s sort of connected to all the others I’ve lived through (the first book was re-written about 3 times) was weird. I’ve compared it to running into a friend you haven’t seen in years – the same person, yet different. The film remains quite faithful to some elements of the story, but diverges significantly in other parts. That’s okay. Books are books; movies are movies; each experience is different.

Did you know how the series was going to end when you started? I knew most of the answers to the big questions by the end of the second book. So the answer is “not really.” Without really meaning to, I created a giant puzzle that I had to solve as I worked – thank goodness I succeeded!

What was the most difficult thing about writing this series? Writing a story that’s satisfying to the general reader that deals with an apocalyptic event. There’s always the danger of falling off the cliff into total darkness, complete despair. If human history has shown us anything, though, it’s that even in the darkest times, hope never really dies.

hope is stronger than fear

Are you writing anything new now? If so, can we have a sneaky hint as to what? I’m tinkering with a couple of things, but nothing I can talk about with any coherency.

What are you currently reading? A book by Bill Bryson, ‘A Short History of Nearly Everything’.

And now for the giveaway!

This competition has now closed! Congrats to the winners @accioshannen, @rayofglitter, @rrrebekahmay.

We have 3 prize packs including a copy of ‘The Last Star’ and ‘The 5th Wave’ on DVD to give away! All you need to do to be entered is: follow @maximumpopbooks, RT the following tweet and fill in this easy form!

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How did the film compare to the book? Let us know at @maximumpopbooks!

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Written by Sophie Waters

Sophie is the Head of Commercial at Maximum Pop! Having studied English Lit and Creative Writing at Bath Spa University, she came to MP! to satisfy her passion for books. Sophie is a diehard Hufflepuff and feminist. She's also a huge cat lover, and can often be found rocking her socks off at a gig.

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