The 100: Rebellion by Kass Morgan
The 100: Rebellion
Author: Kass Morgan
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction- Dystopia
Publisher: Little Brown books for Young Readers
Release Date: December 6, 2016
Goodreads Synopsis: Centuries after nuclear war destroyed our planet, humanity struggles to rebuild. It’s been a month since the dropships landed and the Colonists joined the Hundred on the ground. The teens, once branded juvenile delinquents, are now leaders among their people.
The Colonists and the Earthborns are celebrating their first holiday together when, to everyone’s horror, they’re attacked by a group of strangers whose unusual battle cries fill the air. The newcomers kill scores of people, seize prisoners, and pillage crucial supplies. When hotheaded Bellamy and his analytical girlfriend Clarke discover that Wells, Octavia and Glass have been captured, they vow to get them back at all costs. But as they go after their new enemies, Bellamy and Clarke find themselves increasingly at odds, unable to agree on a plan to save their friends.
Meanwhile, Wells, Octavia, and Glass are being slowly brainwashed by their captors, religious fanatics with one goal: to grow their ranks and “heal” the war-ravaged planet… by eliminating everyone else on it.
But centuries of radiation exposure have taken their toll, forcing the cult to take drastic steps to survive. And unless the rescue party arrives soon, the teen captives will face a fate more terrifying than anything they could imagine. In this thrilling fourth installment, the hundred fight to protect the people they love on the dangerous planet they always dreamed of calling home.
Jen’s Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟
REVIEW: I didn’t expect another installment in this series so I was happily surprised when it was released. Several may feel it not necessary after the third installment, but it gave us more to The 100 that we didn’t have, more time with the characters, more connections made. It moved a little slow in the beginning pages, but picked up much more after that with a massive attack to their newly constructed village.
While many believed they were in the clear, after all the craziness and violence that went on with the Earthborns, they decided a feast would be the best thing they could have. A celebration that didn’t last long. Chaos ensues and everyone is left just as shaken and crossed as before.
“The red Hunter’s Moon had come and gone, the sun had risen on a new day, and the camp was still burning. A slow billow of smoke streamed up from the scorched earth, covering the sky in a sickly gray fog. But it did nothing to obscure what was left of the camp.”
Bellamy shows why he continues to be our leading guy, Clarke as determined a fighter as ever. This carries along with Wells and Glass’ side of things and more insanity I didn’t expect to be a part of this read. The protectors/raiders have taken many members before the attack in order to grow their own ranks and keep the earth how “she wills them to”. It is a cult of sorts in a ravaged world that no one knew existed or even that it was a possibility. And the taken must endure the madness that surrounds that group, including the leader who has manipulated all their minds.
“Glass and the seven others girls were seized from the camp stood in a long row. In their newly issued white dresses, they looked like the spokes of the picket fence Luke had built around their cabin.”
“I go by a number of names here,’ Soren went on, reaching up to tie her gray-streaked dark hair into a bun at the nape of her neck. ‘Some call me High Protector, others prefer Mother Protector, or Mother, for short. Most people just call me Soren, though, which is my real name, and that’s fine too!”
The protectors way of thinking muddles with several of the others’ minds, distorting their understanding of life and everything in it. The reader is shown just how much can still survive in a world that once was said to be void of life. And how they have all chosen to go on with their existence.
I much enjoyed The 100: Rebellion and where it took the main characters as well as all the others and new ones that were brought into this novel. There was much going on throughout most of this read and a whole different story that led them to always keeping vigilance even in the quietest of moments. It is a growing world that has much to it and more than likely will include more revelations for them and their new life on Earth.
***I received this copy from Novl in a giveaway. All opinions are my own.***