Monday, 8 September 2014

{Review} Day 21 (The Hundred #2) by Kass Morgan

Day 21 (The Hundred, #2)Posted by Donna
Release Date: September 25th, 2014
Finished Date: August 20th, 2014
Publishers: Hodder 
Genre: YA Sci-Fi
Source: For Review
Format: Paperback
Pages: 320
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.

Now a major TV series on E4. 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.

It's been 21 days since The 100 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.

The Review: Kass Morgan is back with the sequel to The 100, one of CW’s hit TV series and what an enjoyable sequel it was!

It’s now day 21 since the hundred first landed on Earth and they are still fighting for survival. Especially after the attack on their camp which revealed they are not alone on Earth and danger awaits them. Bellamy is on a mission to save his sister and takes Clarke along with him but, no sooner than they start out, something drags them back to camp. Wells is trying to keep everyone together and help build shelter and Glass back on the ship is in more danger than ever when the oxygen starts to run out leaving the ship is on the brink of disaster. Can the four teens hold it together when their hidden secrets are revealed while fighting for their lives as every turn?

I’m so glad I had the sequel ready and waiting for me after I finished The 100 because I couldn’t wait to find out what happened next and I enjoyed it just as much. What I enjoyed was the progress of the story, things move along a little bit faster than the first book. It’s faster paced, more dangerous and a lot more shake ups to the characters stories – which was great. I felt as though the characters grew a bit more too. There are some hard times during the story and for them to deal with them, I felt like they needed to learn from their mistakes and deal with things head on. Not only that but we finally get to see the arrival of the Earthborns’ which adds the excitement to the story and more romance which is always a plus.

I really like Clarke as a character – both in the book and the TV show. I feel as though she’s the most similar one in both roles. She’s strong and selfless and really cares about others. Bellamy is actually more likable in the book. He’s driven by passion for the people he loves, but he also doesn’t care much about the Colony. He’s a pretty sweet guy and I love the connection he and Clarke have. The one thing I didn’t like was how Clarke seemed to jump from Wells to Bellamy within the space of a day. I wouldn’t call it a love triangle but Clarke does need to decide which boy she wants and stick with that choice – I vote for Bellamy! Now Wells, I’m glad he’s in the book. It’s a shame he was cut out of the show so soon, but he’s got a strong voice that people just seem to want to follow. I’m kind of hoping he does take lead over the remaining 100 as I believe he’d do a good job. I have to say I am worried what’s to come if the other Colony people come and how it will affect the hundred. And last, Glass. I love Glass and Luke’s story. I definitely felt it was needed more in the sequel than the first book, but I do wish we knew more about the Colony from her point of view than what we get. But as a character she is great!

The ending of Day 21 was definitely more exciting and I loved where it was left at. I can’t wait to see what comes next and I’m glad I decided to pick up this series too. 

3.5 flowers!

Thank you to Hodder for giving me the opportunity to review this book in exchange for an honest review. 


Cali Willette said...

Great review. I need to watch the show. ;)

alessya said...

Great review! :)

Design by Imagination Designs
Graphics by Octopus Artis