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.
The teenagers that were sent down to earth have mostly survived for 21 days now but a lot has happened. Alliances have been formed, lives lost, and relationships begun. What's most important though is the fact that they have discovered they are not the only inhabitants and indeed there are those who are "earth born ". Day 21 follows on from the previous with the remains of the 100 divided as Octavia has been taken prisoner. There's a lot going on between Wells, Clarke, and Bellamy. This is where the book disappointed me a little as teenage angst is not really my thing and at times I did find it a little predictable with a tad too much romance getting in the way of what could be a very dramatic story.
Don't think that it's all about those on earth though, as the tense atmosphere on the space station is incredible to read and I found the events unfolding there to be riveting. Tempers are becoming frayed and there's always the overriding sense of doom as they struggle to cling to hopes of survival
The characters here are easy to get attached to and as a reader I did find myself rooting for them, but I was surprised by the fact that Clarke irritated me at times. Yes, she is front and centre but as a heroine I didn't always appreciate her motives or indeed her actions, but then again she is young with a lot to contend with. I just find it difficult to believe any teenager would be that selfless, I guess.
As with the previous book it's a cliffhanger ending, and Ms Morgan has included several flashbacks to reveal more insight into the characters' motives. This is very different to the television version and this particular book was much more focused on relationships and interaction, so fans of action might be disappointed. I still want more information about those earth born and indeed, I realise I'm going to have to wait until the next book for that. I'm not a teenager and do not read a lot of YA fiction, but I thought the idea behind this book to be a very interesting one.