Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Review: Homecoming by Kass Morgan

Homecoming (The Hundred, #3)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.

Shona's review 4 of 5 stars

One of the things I love about this series is that it continues to be told from multiple POVs; Clarke, Wells, Bellamy and Glass. Because of the multiple povs we get a much rounder experience of the Colonists arrival on Earth. Coupled with Morgans storytelling I just couldnt put this down. I read this in an afternoon because I just couldn't bear to be away from it.

I made a few predictions for a few of the characters in the previous book and for a few of them I was right. I'm not going to give you spoilers here because they make for great reading. One thing I will say is this... Glass, the spoiled rich kid we meet in the first book has progressively gotten stronger (and more likeable) as the series progresses. But in this book, she really comes into her own. She shows true strength (both physically and emotionally) in the face of adversary.

My only problem with this book is the cover. While the TV show IS based on the first novel they go in completely different directions. Even the main bulk of the characters are different and I personally would have rather had a cover that wasn't tied to the characters in the TV show. For instance, this cover clearly shows Finn just behind Clarke, but Finn doesn't appear, not even briefly in the book series.

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