Review: Rebellion (The 100 #4) – Kass Morgan


Rebellion (The 100 #4) – Kass Morgan

Rebellion (The 100, #4)

Title: Rebellion (The 100 #4)

Author: Kass Morgan

Release Date: December 6, 2016

Publisher: Little Brown Books

Format: Paperback

Page Number: 294

Source: TBR Pile

It’s been a month since the new dropships landed and the rest of the Colonists joined the hundred on the ground. The teens, once branded juvenile delinquents, are now leaders among their people. It should be a time for celebration and togetherness, but a new threat appears before long: a fanatical cult determined to grow its ranks and “heal” the war-ravaged planet . . . by eliminating everyone else on it.

After scores of their friends are captured, CLARKE sets off to retrieve them, certain that she can come to an understanding with these strangers. BELLAMY has a different plan; he won’t let anything–or anyone–get in the way of saving the people he loves. Meanwhile, in captivity and scared for their lives, GLASS falls under the spell of the cult’s magnetic message, and WELLS has to learn how to lead again. Unless the rescue party arrives soon, the teen captives will face a fate more terrifying than anything they could imagine.

If the hundred ever want to call this dangerous planet home, they’ll need to put aside their differences and fight to protect themselves and their world.

4 out of 5 stars


Challenges Completed:

2017 Popsugar Reading Challenge

  • A book set in the wilderness
  • A book where the main character is a different ethnicity than you
  • A bestseller from 2016

Winter Biannual Bibliothon

  • Throwback – finish a series you already started
  • 2016 release

Great ending to a unique and addictive series! I loved the first book when I read it back in June of 2015. If I remember correctly, I read that book in one day. The second and third books weren’t as great as the first, but were still enjoyable, and this book was a wonderful closer.

There were some problems with this book, but overall I really enjoyed reading it. I read most of the book yesterday, minus 30ish pages. The thing with Kass Morgan’s writing is that you really fly through it. This is one of the instances where multiple perspectives actually enhances the storyline. I am usually not a huge fan of multiple perspectives because it gets kind of confusing. I get confused with dual perspective sometimes! But, Morgan really makes the characters very distinctively their own so it’s easy to understand who’s who.

This book starts out way too good to be true. The original 100 and their families and some of the Earthborns are living in harmony down in a settlement. They’re having this huge festival to celebrate being together and celebrate their harvest for the year, when they suddenly get attacked by a cult who call themselves The Protectors. Pretty ironic. These Protectors bring some of the teenage/young adult characters into their fortress which they call Stone. There, the men have to train and be very strong, and the women are the leaders. The leader of this cult, Soren, takes a liking to Glass and takes her as her maid. Glass gets inside information, and she helps let everyone know the best ways to escape and get back home. What the prisoners on the inside don’t know, is that Bellamy, Clarke, and a few others are outside waiting to come and save them.

I really enjoyed the suspense of this book. There was almost always action or plotting going on, and it was cool to see some of the characters take to becoming leaders. Some of my problems with this book dealt with the romance between Bellamy and Clarke. I have been shipping this since the first book, so I could overlook some of the cringe for the good parts. Bellamy is VERY sensitive and doesn’t understand why Clarke doesn’t trust him. So he becomes very jealous of guys around Clarke. He is a baby about some things, and he and Clarke overreact to some situations. I mean you’re trying to save your friends right now; band together and help them. But such is life. You have to have some teen angst.

If you’ve read The 100 series and are hesitant to pick up this last book, please read it! It’s definitely worth it!

Series:

The 100 (The 100 #1)

Day 21 (The 100 #2)

Homecoming (The 100 #3)

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Review: Homecoming (The 100 #3) – Kass Morgan


Homecoming (The 100 #3) – Kass Morgan

 

Homecoming (The 100, #3)

Title: Homecoming (The 100 #3)

Author: Kass Morgan

Release Date: February 24, 2015

Publisher: Little Brown Books

Format: Paperback

Page Number: 340

Source: TBR Pile

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.


3 out of 5 stars

Have to admit, a kind of sucky end to a trilogy. I really enjoyed the first two, the first especially because I loved the dystopian/sci-fi elements, but this one fell so short. I got so angry at this book because I wanted to shoot the Vice Chancellor in the face for trying to take over everything on earth. The original hundred knew things about earth that no one else did. Let them lead you. Oh my gosh I literally wanted to push Rhodes off a cliff because of it. Also, I hated that the adults hated Bellamy. Yes he kind of got the Chancellor shot, but he did it out of love for his sister. He wanted to help her and make sure she didn’t get hurt. He wanted to protect Octavia because she was in trouble for being born. ugh ugh ugh.

Clarke still remains my favorite character from the series. She’s so strong and really sets her mind to things. The only thing I didn’t like about Clarke was her relationship with Bellamy. I promise that I like romance just as much as the next girl, but it was soooooo unrealistic. Like seriously, come on. They have so many other things to worry about than dating each other. They just landed on earth and they’re still trying to figure their lives out and how things work. Like stop focusing on one another and make the most of what you’re doing.

Glass was my least favorite character from the whole series because she was a whiny baby. “I just wanna run off with my boyfriend. By ourselves. Into the unknown. We’ve only been here for a week, but we know how things work. No one will attack us. We’ll be fine. We’ll forage for food even though we’ve lived in a spaceship our whole lives. Don’t worry about us… Well shit now bad stuff is happening better go run back to camp!”

Figure. Things. Out. First. Run. Away. Later.

All in all, I think the series would have made a great duology with a little added to the second to wrap things up. I didn’t love this book, but I loved being back with these characters. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes dystopian or sci-fi!

Series:

The 100 (The 100 #1)

Day 21 (The 100 #2)

Rebellion (The 100 #4)

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