Year of publishing: 2014
Related posts: The 100 (previous book)
Synopsis: 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 safe after a tragic attack. Clarke strikes out 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, secrets are revealed, beliefs are challenged, and relationships are tested. The hundred will struggle to survive the only way they can…together.
Review: The first part of this saga showed that this story was not based on the series ‘the 100’. Only coincide the characters and the main plot. In the second part yet it does higher the difference between the series and the saga. This book begins 21 days after landing on earth.
The second part also narrates from the perspective of Clarke, Bellamy, Wells and Glass. The first three characters are on the Earth but Glass is on the space. In this part there are also some flashbacks but less than the previous book, therefore, it isn’t so annoying.
Bellamy continue being my favorite character. The search of his sister shows his human side his vulnerability hiding under his strong appearance. Also we know more from his past and thus we understand better his personality. Clarke continued making me nervous sometimes.
Although this four characters are the narrators, other characters help us to understand the story. I would have liked that the author would have described better other characters and doesn’t focus on describing the absurd things of the main characters. The problem is that she focusing in the relationship between the main characters and she forget the details from the principal theme: the problem of the Earth for example.
The brevity of the chapters is in my opinion one of the best things of the book because each chapter tells us a different perspective. I like this technique because at the end of each chapter we have a new intrigue that doesn’t let stop reading.
This book focusing more in the space and for me is more interesting the story of the Earth. But this isn’t strange because during all the book doesn’t happened nothing important on the planet. However, there are new relationships between the characters in the planet, for example: between Bellamy and Clarke.
In summary, the book is quick to read, is brief, amusing and contains more action than the previous. However, I think lacks information about the plot and should eliminate some unnecessary things. Would have been nice more pages and more action in this second part.
My valuation for this book is 3/5 because I expected a better book.
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Written by: Ana