Day 21 by Kass Morgan
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Summary: 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.
This turned from a two star into a three star read for me in the last 20% and basically that's because of the reveal of the the connection between Wells, Bellamy and Octavia. The new information on Clarke's parents was a good thread, as was Kendall's storyline. Wells continues to be my favorite character and while I still have very little like for Bellamy he seemed somewhat more tolerable in this book than the first. Clarke remains a take or leave for me but as this book closed, I felt more fine with her than not. And then there's Glass. She really brought down a lot of the story for me, once again and Luke didn't help at all. I do understand that they're to give a perspective of what's happening on the Ark but they're not strong enough characters individually nor together to carry the thread in a compelling way. I was annoyed every time a Glass chapter popped up. And her secret nor its reveal did a thing to court me to her side. I felt true disappointment that she wasn't one of the people gunned down trying to get from Walden to Phoenix. Sadly, with the way the story ends, I'm fairly sure she'll be around in the next book and I have very low confidence and expectation that being reunited with BFF Wells is going to help her as a character. That's too much heavy lifting, even for Wells.
There's still a bit too much romantic angst given the situation but somehow, I was able to read through it with much less eye-rolling. I still don't care who is with whom and don't see anything deep with any of the romantic relationships being stitched together. I've no idea how long the series is to be but this is only day 21. I'm glad that I read this and likely will continue to follow the story and continue to lament that in the television version, Wells is dead.
I received a copy of this from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.
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