“Humanity is coming home.”
Weeks after landing on Earth, the Hundred have managed to create a sense of order amid 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 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 be 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.
This was my first time listening to an audio book, which made the experience of reading this book a little strange. Perhaps that was why it seemed to drag, or perhaps it just actually dragged. (or perhaps it was my 6-hour drive at the time of listening to this book.) Whatever the case, it wasn’t a fast read and the constant changing of viewpoints hindered the pace more than helped.
I am utterly biased towards certain characters because I watch the TV show, but I didn’t honestly care for any of them in this particular installment. Glass was annoying and pathetic. Wells was off in la-la land. And Clarke and Bellamy can’t stay out of trouble for more than two seconds. Frankly, I found myself not really caring about anyone.
The plot driver was ignorance. While understandable and realistic, it made the book tedious to read. If the characters weren’t so arrogant or thick-headed most of the book wouldn’t have happened and that seems like a weak plot driver to me. It also guaranteed character growth by the end of the book. However, not much character growth actually occurred, leaving the ending feeling a lot like the beginning.