My rating: 5 of 5 stars
So, I was going to read something else after the second book... but after the way it ended, I just couldn't. I had to find out what was going to happen next.
Just when the 100 have gotten into some sort of routine, a bunch of dropships fall from the sky. Of course the kids don't just sit back, they head out and try to help as many survivors as they can. With Clarke pushed to her limits, she manages to help a bunch of people. Except, not everyone is grateful. Now that the Vice Chancellor is on Earth with his guards, he's decided to take over. He ignores everything the kids tell him and is determined to rule with an iron fist.
Like the other two books, we get a glimpse into the familiar four POVs, which is really handy because they're sometimes in different places. Clarke is still the Colonists' only real doctor and saves a lot of people. She also reunites with her mentor. But when Bellamy gets hurt by the guards, she decides that they have to get away. Clarke is head over heels with Sasha, so he joins Clarke and Bellamy in seeking shelter with the Earthborns. Glass and Luke have arrived on Earth, but the Vice Chancellor has plans for Luke and they also take off.
There are much less flashbacks in this book, but they're still awesome. Seriously, this series has some of the best written flashbacks I've ever read. Love how they fit in so well with what was going on in the present.
The connection between these characters is intriguing, and I love how the longer they're on Earth and the more problems they face, the stronger their bonds become.
I loved this book as much as the other two. It's filled with action, danger, and a power-hungry moron I wanted to punch. There's also sadness, and hope. A reunion that I was hoping would happen, and the undertones of romance that bloomed between the characters. While others have such a strong love that nothing tears them apart.
Although I'm not sure if this is the last book, it did feel final to me. So, if it's a trilogy... I loved it!
As soon as my daughter reads this book, we're going to start watching the show. :)