Author: Kass Morgan
Published: September 16th 2014 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Number of pages: Hardcover, 320 pages
My rating: 🌟🌟🌟
No one has set foot on Earth in centuries — until now.
It’s been 21 days since the hundred landed on Earth. They’re the only humans to set foot on the planet in centuries…or so they thought. Facing an unknown enemy, Wells attempts to keep the group together. Clarke strikes out for Mount Weather, in search of other Colonists, while Bellamy is determined to rescue his sister, no matter the cost. And back on the ship, Glass faces an unthinkable choice between the love of her life and life itself.
In this pulse-pounding sequel to Kass Morgan’s The 100, secrets are revealed, beliefs are challenged, and relationships are tested. And the hundred will struggle to survive the only way they can — together.
A respectable sequel to the 100 series by Kass Morgan but it didn’t quite meet my expectations.
What-if is the question that Kass Morgan was answering as she wrote this book. What-if there was a nuclear explosion. What-if we survived in space. What if we then wanted to go back? These are the questions we had. This was all answered through 4 point of views.
-Quote from my review of book one.
This book in narration and pacing is very similar to book one. The plot line and book structure is identical and it flows together well.
The characters were very well fleshed out. Especially compared to the last book. The character development really stands out. We have 4 point of views, 4 main characters to follow. The characters were all very different and each point of view had something different. The characters were also very realistic and a very good portrayal of teens and people.
There were a lot of characters, Kass Morgan really only focused on a few of the main characters, which was a shame. I’d have liked to learn more about the other people. It all seemed a bit rushed and forced, some things weren’t developed enough.
The pacing was a huge issue. The book was hard to get into at the start and even after it gets a little more oomph it is very tame, I see the potential but Kass Morgan didn’t use what she had well.
The book picks up pace close to the end and Kass Morgan does a pack a punch very quickly with a lot of twists and turns and plot development. The writing again is very similar to that of book one in that it is easy to read.
Although in the first book I really enjoyed the flashbacks or ‘ looks into the past ‘ they weren’t as enjoyable in this book. They were tiring and I just wanted to get to the action. This is mostly because they were mostly forced and at times felt like plot fillers. They were okay for plot development but The diaologue was also forced and a bit stiff at times
The romance was probably the biggest issue in my opinion. In book one I did complain a lot about the relationships that developed so quickly. Again the romances were dull. They were also really petty and I couldn’t take any of it seriously.
As can be deduced by the title this book is 21 days after the 100 landed on earth. Yet there has been so many relationships delveloped even in the face of crisis. The book was just too focused on the romance aspect when there could have potentially been a lot more to it.The plot of the story is just the lives of the delinquents on earth and the main focus is definitely the romance.
This book was a fun read at times don’t get me wrong and it was still interesting. I will be reading the third book and the forth book because I’m dedicated to it already.