Friday, 30 January 2015

REVIEW 'Day 21' by Kass Morgan

'Day 21' by Kass Morgan

Goodreads Synopsis:

"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."


Find my review for book one, 'The 100' by Kass Morgan HERE

Hey there Elementareaders!

As you may already know, I'm obsessed with ‘The 100’ at the moment. I recently read the second book in the series, ‘Day 21’ by Kass Morgan.

At the very end of book one, the hundred on the ground realise that they are not alone when an arrow flies through the camp, striking Asher in the neck and killing him. Clarke had also had suspicions a bit earlier on when she came across an apple orchard that was way too neat to have grown naturally.

‘Day 21’ opens with the funeral of Asher. The remainder of the hundred (minus Bellamy, Clarke and Octavia) are gathered around the grave saying their goodbyes. Meanwhile, Bellamy and Clarke are out searching for Octavia who has gone missing. Whilst following the trail, Clarke comes across some pieces of a dropship that looks like it has come from the Colony, but not the ship they came down in. This leads to more questions about if the Colony has sent people down before, and if so why wasn't anyone told? Throughout this book Clarke tries to piece together what has happened in the past and why the other dropship was there.

Like ‘The 100’ this book is also told from the perspectives of Clarke, Bellamy, Wells and Glass. I think the quad-perspective thing worked really well in the first book so I'm glad Kass stuck to it in this one.

A few new characters are introduced in this book, the main one being Sasha who is one of the Earthborn. Sasha is captured by the colonists as they believe she is one of the ones behind the attack and they hold her prisoner. She is a feisty teenager but doesn't seem violent and is adamant that she and her people are innocent.

A lot is happening back on the Colony too, which we see through Glass’s eyes. The Chancellor is still in his coma from the previous novel, so Vice Chancellor Rhodes is in charge. Glass does a lot of sneaking from Phoenix to Walden which leaves he in a predicament more than once.

We find out a lot more from the flashbacks inserted in to the chapters about a girl named Lilly who (as we know from the first book) was one of the kids being experimented on by Clarke’s parents. Clarke became good friends with her, and eventually Lilly convinced Clarke to end her suffering. In this book we find out that Bellamy also had a connection with Lilly and this creates a divide between Bellamy and Clarke. I love how the flashbacks are placed throughout the book as it really helps to build a bigger picture of the story and gives an interesting insight into the pasts of these characters.

There is a lot more action in this book, which made it faster paced and easier to read. I think I actually read this in two sittings as I couldn't put it down. Some questions from the previous book get answered but more and more are asked throughout so this book leaves the reader with more questions than they had when they started. This isn't a bad thing though, as it made me want to know more and eager for the next book in the series.

Overall, I thought this was a great second instalment to the series and I'm really looking forward to book 3 ‘Homecoming’ which comes out at the end of February.

I would give this book 4 stars :)

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