by Kass Morgan
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**ARC kindly provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review**
They had been sent to Earth as living test subjects, the first people to set foot on the planet in three hundred years. But they were mistaken.
Some people had never left.
This book is…no. Just no. Everything I enjoyed about book one was the glaring problem in book two. It’s like everything amplified until I couldn’t stand it anymore.
It started up somewhat like the other, but this time, they were already on Earth. I liked this. It made me happy that they were somewhat used to the land and were able to just move forward instead of that stagnant fear that kept them from doing too much in book one. But OMG I just could. Not. Do. The Relationship. Drama in this one. Like…Clarke-You JUST met this dude. The title of this book is literally Day 21 and you LOVE him??? Oh, and he can just say whatever he wants to you…right? Then, because it was said in a moment of passionate fury, it’s okay. Hmmm. Riiiiiight. I lost all my respect for Clarke. All of it.
We aren’t born for ourselves alone.
So, that makes it official: The only original characters I like are Wells and Glass. And the only story I cared about was Wells’s. He is still my favorite character and really the only reason I carried on.
Wells knew that even the greatest leaders make mistakes.
Now, that isn’t to say I won’t read book three or say that the television series wouldn’t be perfect with all the drama, but as a book? No. My mind has whiplash from the lukewarm to boiling to freezing feelings. And my biggest problem with the WHOLE book? The blame. My God, the blame. Bellamy, that douche (I REALLY edited that-on a sidenote), blames EVERYONE at least once. Could he be any whinier?? Sheesh. And Clarke-Wah. Call the WAHmbulance. Just wow. I can’t even.
So. Wow. I can’t believe how angry I began to get near the end of the book. How can the first book’s beautiful portrayal of love lost and betrayal and hope be turned into this convoluted mess of teen angst and soap opera drama? There were so many good things that were touched on: eerie, creepy ideas that will make a good sell in the next book, Wells’s new interest (LOVE HER), and even the idea that everyone will likely be reunited in book three…..but even that creepy storyline I mentioned didn’t overshadow all the fail for the rest of the book. So, aside from the fact that I think all this would be awesome on TV and that I’ll likely seek out book three eventually, there really were no remnants from book one that were held sacred in this one. So….that’s it. That’s my spiel…
OH! And I mean, look at that cover!! How awesome is that?? How can a book cover be so cool and the book…not. Ugh.