Author: Kass Morgan
First Published: September 16th 2014
Series: The 100 #2
Genre: YA, Sci-Fi, Dystopia
Available As: Hardcover, paperback, ebook
My Copy: Physical copy
My Rating: 8.5/10
After being on Earth for 21 days, danger is still out there. The 100 are not alone. There are Earthborns - those who did not leave and survived the Cataclysm. As Earthborns begin to kill off some of the 100, it's only a matter of time before a full scale conflict breaks out...
Clarke is one of the main protagonists in the 100, but she is not my favourite. Her skills from her medical training is definitely valuable, but she isn't really that good at other things. One, I feel that Kass Morgan is trying to make her the strong, perfect female protagonist, but it just rubs me the wrong way. She's likeable, yes, but her character is just so bland. I don't really like her.
I'm really shipping Wells and Sasha though! The two are an unlikely couple - the son of the Chancellor and the daughter of the leader of Earthborns. It would be two clashing backgrounds, but they make it work. I'm glad that Wells has a really open mind and he is willing to work with Earthborns to figure things out. Unfortunately, his welcoming attitude towards Earthborns have caused conflicts between him and the 100, especially Graham. In Day 21, there is a strong theme of Lord of the Flies, like I've mentioned earlier in the previous book. Graham is always challenging Wells, and it's obvious he wants to take control using more violent methods.
Doesn't Bellamy remind you of an impulsive teenager? Even though he isn't a teenager. He is a bit older than the rest of them, around 20 if memory serves me correctly. He's strong-headed, impulsive and loud. Gentle to the ones he loves, he's always ready to jump in and stop danger coming to any of them. His relationship with Clarke is cute, but unfortunately, I don't ship it as much as I should. Why? Because I don't like Clarke (sorry).
But guess who else I do ship? Glass and Luke! Yay! They're really cute together and they work well as a team. Although their relationship has had their ups and downs, they stick together no matter what. I'm certain that deep down, Luke loves Glass with all his heart, even after what Camille told him. Ah, true love :)
But whoa! Major cliffhanger at the end! *Spoiler alert* The Colony is coming to Earth! All of them! That won't bode well with the Earthborns or the 100. I'm sure there are still many scores to settle between the 100 and the citizens. How will they survive? Is Earth even still safe? I guess we'll have to wait and see... ;) *Spoiler over*
I can't wait to read the next (and last?) book! Then, maybe I can start the TV series and compare the two. Have you guys read the 100? What do you think of it?
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