Monday, 6 July 2015

REVIEW 'Homecoming' by Kass Morgan

'Homecoming' (The 100 #3) by Kass Morgan

Goodreads Synopsis:

"Weeks after landing on Earth, the Hundred have managed to create a sense of order amidst their wild, chaotic surroundings. But their delicate balance comes crashing down with the arrival of new dropships from space.

These new arrivals are the lucky ones - back on the Colony, the oxygen is almost gone - but after making it safely to Earth, GLASS's luck seems to be running out. CLARKE leads a rescue party to the crash site, ready to treat the wounded, but she can't stop thinking about her parents who may still be alive. Meanwhile, WELLS struggles to maintain his authority despite the presence of the Vice Chancellor and his armed guards, and BELLAMY must decide whether to face or flee the crimes he thought he'd left behind.

It's time for the Hundred to come together and fight for the freedom they've found on Earth, or risk losing everything - and everyone - they love."

THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR THE FIRST TWO BOOKS IN THIS SERIES. Click the links to find my reviews of 'The 100' and 'Day 21'.


Hello Elementareaders!

‘Homecoming’ by Kass Morgan is the third book in ‘The 100’ series. This is a dystopian series set a few hundred years in the future after a nuclear war has made planet Earth uninhabitable. The last remaining humans were living on a space station called the Colony. In book one the colonists sent 100 juvenile prisoners down to the planet to see if it was habitable again. They survived, the toxic air long gone, but discovered that they were not alone. In book two the hundred meet the Earthborns. Humans who never left the ground, surviving in a bunker in Mount Weather. But not all of them are friendly. A faction of Earthborns have split from the main group and are determined to get rid of the colonists, who they think will cause trouble.

Book three, ‘Homecoming’, sees the rest of the Colony (at least, the ones who make it to the limited spaces on the dropships) re-joining the hundred on the ground. The book opens with Glass sitting in the dropship in shock, having just seen her mother shot by a desperate colonist wanting her seat. She is reunited with boyfriend Luke, and the dropships are about to make the journey down to the ground. But they don’t have a smooth landing. The ships crash-land, scattered around a lake. Many lay wounded or dead, and in the landing Glass has been separated from Luke. Whilst she is frantically looking for him, the original hundred have seen the ships landing and have sent out a party, led by Wells, to help the wounded and bring the survivors back to their camp.

‘Homecoming’ sees the hundred dealing with having the adults taking over their camp, with the nasty and ruthless Vice Chancellor Rhodes in charge. Before long, the camp is overrun by guards and is no longer a fun, free place to live. Rhodes wants Bellamy executed for his part in the accidental shooting of Chancellor Jaha, so Clarke, Wells and Sasha have to get him out and to the safely of the Earthborns village outside Mount Weather. But Rhodes isn't the only threat. The dangerous Earthborn faction has seen the new dropships arrive and are planning to attack…

If you've been reading my reviews for the first two of these books then you’ll know that I absolutely LOVE this series! The storyline, the character, the writing style are just all so great, and I loved that some new adult character were introduced (or at least had their parts fleshed out more) in this book. Rhodes is such a nasty piece of work and I has a good time picturing him being impaled on an Earthborn spear whenever he did something horrible.

I'm really looking forward to the next book in this series, if there is going to be another? ‘Homecoming’ left me with so many more questions, namely what has happened to Clarke’s parents and how will Wells cope after his heartbreak, and I'm really looking forward to reading more about these amazing characters in this epic dystopian world.

I would give this book 5 stars :)

Let me know in the comments what you thought of the third instalment of this fantastic series!

Places to buy:
Amazon UK
Amazon US
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