Friday, September 12, 2014

Day 21 by Kass Morgan


Day 21 (The Hundred #2)
By: Kass Morgan
Released: September 16, 2014
Source:  Publicist
Purchase the Book: Barnes and Noble

"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." (Summary from goodreads.com)

I really enjoyed Day 21 a lot. I've been looking forward to this sequel all year because I really liked the first book and I couldn't wait to read what would happen next. (I'm also a big fan of the tv show). I thought that the first book in the series really focused on setting up the world and establishing the characters while this sequel was filled with twists and action. 

Day 21 is told in the perspectives of Clarke, Wells, Bellamy, and Glass. Clarke, Wells, and Bellamy were all part of the first 100 sent to test if earth is habitable. 21 days now have passed and they have discovered that they aren't the only humans on earth. Bellamy is also doing everything that he can to find his sister, Octavia. Meanwhile back on the ship, Glass is facing a difficult choice. 

Once again I loved that the reader gets to see what is going on down on earth with the 100, but also what is happening in space on the ship too. I thought that Clarke, Wells, Bellamy, and Glass were each developed more strongly in this book as well. I really enjoyed the different flashbacks that each character had in their chapters. It definitely helped me understand the characters and their actions better. I also loved that even the flashbacks provided some shocking twists and brought up the connections that these characters already shared in the past.  

I found it was hard to put this book down for long once I started reading. There were so many twists that I definitely never saw coming. I just loved that this book absolutely kept me on the edge of my seat. Then I especially love the world that Morgan has built. The world-building and setting were my favorite parts of the first book and I was thrilled to see that Morgan continued to expand on it in Day 21

Overall I loved Day 21. It is rare that I love the sequel more than the first book, but this was definitely one of those cases. I strongly recommend picking up this series. It's a story that will keep you guessing. I already can't wait to read the next book!  
 
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #170: My Heart and Other Black Holes


Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases.


My Heart and Other Black Holes
By: Jasmine Warga
Release Date: February 10, 2015

"Sixteen-year-old physics nerd Aysel is obsessed with plotting her own death. With a mother who seems scared of her, classmates who whisper behind her back, and a father whose violent crime rocked her small town, Aysel’s ready to turn her potential energy into nothingness. There’s only one problem: she’s not sure she has the courage to do it alone. But once she discovers the website Smooth Passages and its section called Suicide Partners, Aysel’s convinced she’s found her solution. Better yet, a boy with the username FrozenRobot (aka Roman), who’s haunted by a family tragedy, is looking for a partner. But as their suicide pact starts to become more concrete, Aysel begins to question whether she really wants to go through with it. Ultimately, Aysel must choose between wanting to die or trying to convince Roman to live so they can discover the potential of their energy together. Except that Roman may not be so easy to convince. This is a gorgeously written and compulsively readable debut novel about the transformative power of love and acceptance" ( Summary from goodreads.com)



Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #169: The Last Time We Say Goodbye


Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases.

The Last Time We Say Goodbye
By: Cynthia Hand
Release Date: February 10, 2015

"There's death all around us. We just don't pay attention. Until we do. The last time Lex was happy, it was before. When she had a family that was whole. A boyfriend she loved. Friends who didn't look at her like she might break down at any moment. Now she's just the girl whose brother killed himself. And it feels like that's all she'll ever be. As Lex starts to put her life back together, she tries to block out what happened the night Tyler died. But there's a secret she hasn't told anyone-a text Tyler sent, that could have changed everything. Lex's brother is gone. But Lex is about to discover that a ghost doesn't have to be real to keep you from moving on. From New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Hand, The Last Time We Say Goodbye is a gorgeous and heart-wrenching story of love, loss, and letting go" (Summary from goodreads.com)