Review: The 100: Homecoming by Kass Morgan

Homecoming_coverTitle: The 100: Homecoming

Author: Kass Morgan

Series: The 100 #3

Genre: YA Science Fiction

Received for review from BookBridgr

Summary (from Goodreads)

Weeks after crash-landing onto a rugged, nearly unpopulated planet Earth, the Hundred have managed to create a sense of order amidst their wild, chaotic surroundings. They work together to feed, shelter, and protect one another from countless dangers, including attacks by violent Earthborns. But their delicate balance comes crashing down with the arrival of new dropships from home–dropships carrying Glass and Luke, as well as the Vice Chancellor and his armed guards.

Suddenly, Bellamy must flee transgressions he thought he had left behind in space, as Wells struggles to maintain his authority on Earth. And while Clark searches for clues about her parent’s whereabouts, she finds herself torn between finding them and helping the injured new arrivals in camp. Lives hang in the balance, as the Colonists find themselves fighting not just attackers from the outside, but also enemies from within.

Review

Ah, The 100. If you’ve made it this far into the series, then you likely know exactly what it’s going to deliver.

Angst. Flashbacks. Romance. Rapid fire events. Boyfriend swapping. Life and death. All in a few scant pages.

I’ve said of the previous two books that they aren’t very good… They’re not bad, but they are definitely on the pulpy side of fiction. Things happen so rapidly, that it’s difficult to really feel anything about any of it. These characters fall in and out of love hard, snogging one person one minute, someone else the next. And they’re so crazy for both of them. Even though they’ve known them maybe ten minutes? Okay, that’s a bit of an exaggeration, they’ve been on Earth for about a month by this point, but it doesn’t feel like a month to the reader. It feels like about two days.

Everything moves and changes so fast, it’s definitely high octane. The problem is, I just didn’t care most of the time. A major character dies in this, and I couldn’t even summon the energy to be bothered. The books are entertaining, and really good fun while you’re reading them, but you forget about them about five minutes later.

Definitely a beach read trilogy. Take on holiday and enjoy immensely in the sunshine.

Rating: 3/5

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