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Rick Yancey

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Rick Yancey was born in Miami, Florida on November 4, 1962. He received a B.A. in English from Roosevelt University in Chicago. Before becoming a full time writer in 2004, he worked as a field officer for the Internal Revenue Service. His first book, A Burning in Homeland, was published in 2003. He visa mer is the author of several series including The 5th Wave, The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp, The Highly Effective Detective, and The Monstrumologist. He wrote a memoir entitled Confessions of a Tax Collector. In 2010, he received a Michael L. Printz Honor for The Monstrumologist. The 5th Wave was adapted into a movie. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre


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Den femte vågen (2013) 6,427 exemplar
Det oändliga havet (2014) 2,961 exemplar
Den sista stjärnan (2015) 1,858 exemplar
The Monstrumologist (2010) — Författare — 1,703 exemplar
The Isle of Blood (2011) — Författare — 388 exemplar
Monstrumologen : William James Henry (2013) — Författare — 264 exemplar
The Seal of Solomon (2007) 233 exemplar
The Thirteenth Skull (2008) 170 exemplar
The Highly Effective Detective (2006) 159 exemplar
The 5th Wave Collection (1714) 66 exemplar
The 5th Wave Box Set (2015) 59 exemplar

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Yancey, Richard
20th century
Miami, Florida, USA
Florida, USA
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
Gainesville, Florida, USA
Roosevelt University
Internal Revenue Service tax collector
theater critic
Priser och utmärkelser
Michael L. Printz Honor
Kort biografi
Richard Yancey (born November 4, 1962)[citation needed] is an American author who writes works of suspense, fantasy, and science fiction aimed at young adults.

Rick Yancey was born in a Miami suburb, Florida.

Yancey wrote his first short story in seventh grade while attending Crystal Lake Junior High School in Florida. After graduating from Lakeland Senior High School, he was accepted to Florida Southern College and majored in Communications. After a year at Florida Southern College, Yancey transferred to Florida State University and ultimately graduated from Roosevelt University with a B.A. in English. After graduation, Yancey planned on attending law school.

Ultimately, Yancey decided against law school and began teaching English classes as well as acting and directing in local community theatres. In 1991, Yancey applied for a government job and was hired by the Internal Revenue Service, where he worked as an agent for twelve years.

Yancey also spent 10 years of his life in Knoxville, Tennessee, where two of his books are set.

While working at the IRS, Yancey wrote screenplays in his spare time. At the suggestion of his wife and collaborator, one of his screenplays became his first professionally published book, A Burning in Homeland (Simon and Schuster), published in 2001.

With the success of A Burning in Homeland, Yancey resigned from the IRS in 2004 to concentrate on writing full-time. His memoir, Confessions of a Tax Collector (HarperCollins, 2004), chronicles his days working at the IRS.

After the release of his memoir, Yancey began work on two series of books—one for adults, and one for children.

The Alfred Kropp series tells the story of an awkward teenager who saves the world when he comes into possession of King Arthur's famed sword, Excalibur—pursued by the secret cabal of knights who have hidden it for centuries. Published by Bloomsbury Children’s Publishing in the U.S. and the U.K., and in fifteen foreign language editions, the series comprised three books: The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp (2005), The Seal of Solomon (2007), and The Thirteenth Skull (2008).

His Highly Effective Detective books (St. Martin’s Press) are whodunits for adult readers, featuring a charming but barely competent private investigator based in Tennessee. That series consists of four titles: The Highly Effective Detective (2006), The Highly Effective Detective Goes to the Dogs (2008), The Highly Effective Detective Plays the Fool (2010), and The Highly Effective Detective Crosses the Line (2011).

By 2010, Yancey had completed the first book in The Monstrumologist series. The tetralogy tells the tale of a 19th-century doctor and his young apprentice, who race around the world chasing—and being chased by—monsters. This highly acclaimed series, published by Simon and Schuster Children’s Books in the U.S. and the U.K, and in eight foreign language editions, comprised four books: The Monstrumologist (2009), The Curse of the Wendigo (2010), The Isle of Blood (2011), and The Final Descent (2013).



Great begining. Somewhat slow middle. Knockout ending. A very nice alien invasion story. It could be predictable in places but it didn't distract me from the story. Will read the sequel. My students are liking this one a lot also.
cdaley | 361 andra recensioner | Nov 2, 2023 |
I'm giving it three stars because it was entertaining but way too predictable. The world building was SO promising but didn't live up to its full potential for me. Also the conflicted love interest was kinda pointless, and felt forced and unrealistic :( Might give a chance to the second book.
enlasnubess | 361 andra recensioner | Oct 2, 2023 |
Really enjoyed it, especially the main character's determination.
msmattoon | 361 andra recensioner | Aug 24, 2023 |
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 on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother—or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up. I had high hopes for this one -- I was really enjoying the beginning, but somewhere between halfway and 75% through, it just.. I dunno, lost it for me. I kept picking it up and putting it down immediately or procrastinating on reading it at all, and so I finally called it quits. I just kept expecting something major to happen and it just never did. Does this mean someone else wouldn’t enjoy it? No, of course not! But it wasn’t for me. I see it’s going to be a movie -- hopefully it’ll be better as a movie than as a book for me!… (mer)
lyrrael | 361 andra recensioner | Aug 3, 2023 |



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