Sunday, 11 January 2015

Review - Day 21 (The Hundred, #2) by Kass Morgan

Title: Day 21 (The Hundred, #2)
Author: Kass Morgan
Pages: 320
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: 16th September 2014

Blurb from Goodreads:

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.

My Review:

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Little, Brown Books for Young Readers and NetGalley*

3/5 stars

The 100 have now been on Earth for 21 days. They have learned that they are not alone on Earth, that there were people that survived the Cataclysm and the radiation, and that they are not welcome.

Day 21 follows Clarke, Bellamy, Wells and Glass like in the first book.
Bellamy is determined to rescue his sister, Octavia, from her kidnappers. Meanwhile Wells continues to try and keep the 100 together and safe. Clarke is worried about radiation poisoning when some of the 100 fall ill and up in space, Glass is on the ship which is running out of oxygen and time.

This was a good sequel even though I didn't enjoy it quite as much as the first book.
It was good to see the characters grow a little and Clarke was still my favourite but I do like Glass too. I don't really care much for Wells and Bellamy annoyed me a bit.
There was some romance in this. I didn't particularly feel the connection with Clarke and Bellamy in the first book and I found it worse in this one. It seemed a bit forced and unnecessary to me.
The pace was good and while the book didn't grip me, there were a few surprises that I didn't see coming. Like the first book, the writing style made this a quick, easy read.

Overall this was an enjoyable read and a good sequel.