Author: Kass Morgan
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Expected Publication Date: September 16, 2014
*ARC received from publisher via NetGalley
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.
Fast-paced and action packed, Day 21 continues the story of the teenagers sent to Earth. The book alternates between four different POVs. Wells takes charge and has everyone building structures, Clarke's taking care of people getting sick (is it radiation poisoning?), Bellamy's searching for his sister, and Glass and Luke are back on the ship that is running out of oxygen. Oh, and there are Earthborns that are killing them.
Just so you know, this book is not a novelization of the TV series. The plot is completely different and most of the characters are different as well (even the ones with the same names are only similar in very basic ways).
I enjoyed the book for the most part. The plot is interesting and the characters all have distinct personalities. I still have questions about life on the ship, but I don't think those questions are going to be answered, which is disappointing. I also don't like where some of the relationships are headed. There was a lot of flip-flopping of emotions, which I found annoying. I love you and I've loved you for a long time, but wait a minute, this other person is really cute so now I don't care about you anymore. What??
Day 21 is intense with many twists and turns and I'm interested in seeing where it goes, but it's not one of my favorites.
Posted by: Pam