Book Review: Day 21 (The Hundred #2) by Kass Morgan

20454076Title: Day 21 (The Hundred #2)

Author: Kass Morgan

Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian

Age Group: Young Adult

Rating: 2,5 stars

Purchase: Amazon

Review copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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.

If you’ve read my review of The 100, then you know by now that while the TV show is pretty much one of the most amazing things ever, the first book was a major dissapointment. The second book, Day 21, while slightly better, still didn’t offer much.

So many things are left unexplained. Nothing much happens, except drama. We get a possible conflict with the Earthborn, but that’s easily resolved. Then it looks like we have a pandemic on our hands, but again, it’s solved in a matter of seconds. Whatever suspense the book may offer dissapears rather quickly, and the spotlight goes, once again, to all the drama between the characters.

There’s Bellamy and Clarke, and their growing romance. But then Bellamy finds out Clarke killed his ex-girlfriend, and of course he gets upset. Don’t worry though, he forgives her just about a chapter later. Well, Clarke didn’t really kill her, more like helped her die, but still, her parents experienced on the poor girl, and Clarke let them, so shouldn’t Bellamy be at least more upset?

Wells is even more ridiculous. He’s supposedly still head over heels with Clarke, but that doesn’t stop him from hooking up with others. And he has a hero complex, while not being a hero at all. Glass is a bitch, only worrying about Luke, and not caring much about anyone else, including herself.

The writing was ‘blah’, and the characters didn’t shine. The book is boring, without a lot of suspense, but at least it did an effort to be better than the first book.

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