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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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Review: Day 21 (The 100 #2) – Kass Morgan


Day 21 (The 100 #2) – Kass Morgan

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Title: Day 21 (The 100 #2)

Author: Kass Morgan

Release Date: January 1, 2014

Publisher: Little Brown and Company

Format: Hardcover

Page Number: 320

Source: library

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.

5 out of 5 stars

Plot:

Clarke, Bellamy, Wells, and the other members from the first drop ship have been on Earth for three weeks now. Clarke knows about radiation poisoning and understands that some major symptoms start to show on day 21. This is why she’s so scared when her friends fall ill on this day. She has radiation poisoning pills in the medical kit, but knows they will kill them if it isn’t radiation that is making them sick.m She holds off giving them pills until more tell-tale signs of radiation poisoning start to surface. Meanwhile, Wells has captured an Earthling. A young girl named Sasha was found spying on their camp, so they’ve been holding her captive trying to get information out of her. Bellamy automatically freaks out yelling and wondering where his sister is, so naturally Sasha doesn’t talk to him. Bellamy leaves and Sasha talks to Clarke; they begin to see the other side of things. They learn more about Sasha and her people and begin to trust them until three others of the hundred die from mysterious arrows from the forest. Wells finds something very odd when the group finds one of their own hanging from a tree; her feet have a message carved in them and the handwriting looks familiar…

I loved this book just as much as the first one! I love the suspense; it keeps you engaged the whole time. You never know what is going to happen and it’s so great! I love that it’s so different from the TV show. I loved the show, but the books are much better. One of my favorite things is that it goes to flashbacks of all the characters; it’s really cool to learn some of their past. I cannot wait to read the next one! Unfortunately, MY LIBRARY DOESN’T HAVE IT. Okay, cool.

Characters:

Ooh. There is some romance in this book and oh man I have some strong Bellarke feels. Bellamy and Clarke are the perfect couple. Then there’s Wells and Sasha. So cute. I love that the romance didn’t take over the whole book, because… I mean… there are kids trying to survive on Earth. The most important part is that they’re actually on Earth, not how many times they kiss another person. I like that them being sent to Earth is still the main focus.

Who Would I Be?:

Still would be Clarke. I love her; I love Bellamy. I love them together. It’s just perfect. Sometimes her choices are a little dumb, but she always works them out. It’s also pretty cool that she gets to help people because she’s the doctor. I am looking forward to the third book in the trilogy because I know that there is going to be angst between the hundred and the adults. The hundred know how things work on Earth, but the adults are still adults… Can’t wait to see how much fighting occurs :)

Series:

The 100 (The 100 #1)

Homecoming (The 100 #3)

Rebellion (The 100 #4)

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Review: The 100 (The 100 #1) – Kass Morgan


The 100 (The Hundred #1) – Kass Morgan

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Title: The 100 (The Hundred #1)

Author: Kass Morgan

Release Date: January 1, 2013

Publisher: Little Brown and Company

Format: Hardcover

Page Number: 323

Source: library

NO ONE HAS SET FOOT ON EARTH IN CENTURIES – UNTIL NOW.

Ever since a devastating nuclear war, humanity has lived on spaceships far above Earth’s radioactive surface. Now, one hundred juvenile delinquents – considered expendable by society – are being sent on a dangerous mission: to recolonize the planet. It could be their second chance at life… or it could be a suicide mission.

Clark was arrested for treason, though she’s haunted by the memory of what she really did. Wells, the chancellor’s son, came to Earth for the girl he loves – but will she ever forgive him? Reckless Bellamy fought his way onto the transport pod to protect his sister, the other half of the only pair of siblings in the universe. And Glass managed to escape back onto the ship, only to find that life there is just as dangerous as she feared it would be on Earth.

Confronted with a savage land and haunted by secrets from their pasts, the hundred must fight to survive. They were never meant to be heroes, but they may be mankind’s last hope.

5 out of 5 stars

Plot:

100 delinquent children are sent down to Earth for the first time in three centuries. The adults in their spaceship need to know if it’s safe to send people down to the surface of Earth, so why not send their own kids. Great idea. Radiation levels were high on Earth for hundreds of years, but they think Earth could be habitable again; they’re running out of oxygen up in space so they need an alternative. 100 kids are sent down to the Earth; they land, with some casualties and quite a few injuries. people and supplies are thrown from the spacepod; the most important of those supplies – the medical kit – is flung out. Clarke, Wells, and Bellamy are the three main characters on the surface but Glass is still on the ship. How are the unequipped kids supposed to survive? What are they going to find on Earth?

This is honestly one of the best books I’ve ever read. I loved the show on CW, but never got to finish the series because it wasn’t all on Netflix. This is such a unique story with so many different elements to it; there is romance and sci-fi and dystopian, it’s just great. I loved this book. I think a lot of people could really enjoy this book. Even though there is romance in it, the romance doesn’t overwhelm the story line. There were those moments that you just had to put the book down and “aww” for a little while, then pick up the book and finish it in a day… I thought that since I watched the show that I would know what was going to happen, but I was wrong. The book and the TV show were just different enough that it kept me in suspense the whole time, but similar enough that I had the same feelings while reading it as I did watching the show. I highly, highly suggest reading this book; I finished it in a day…

Characters:

Clarke is the problem solver who was a doctor’s apprentice. She becomes the doctor down on Earth. Wells is still in love with Clarke even though they’d broken up a while ago. He is the Chancellor’s son, so he tries to become the leader of the group. Bellamy came down to Earth to keep Octavia, his sister, safe from harm. He’s the trouble maker and major flirt. Glass escaped the spacepod before it was launched to go with her boyfriend, Luke. All the characters are great because they’re all so different. It’s a four person POV and I usually hate when the story is told from too many perspectives because I can never tell who’s who, but this one was executed very nicely.

Who Would I Be?:

I would most definitely be Clare. She’s my favorite from both the book and the show. She and Bellamy… oh my gosh. OTP. Major ship. I love them apart, but they’re absolutely perfect together. She saves lives and holds a lot of power over everyone because she’s a realist and she’s reasonable. I like to think that if I was put into this situation that I would be able to help in some way. We have a lot of similar ideas on things.

Series:

Day 21 (The 100 #2)

Homecoming (The 100 #3)

Rebellion (The 100 #4)

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