Book Review: ‘Homecoming’ by Kass Morgan

HomecomingIf you’re a fan of the first two books in the The 100 series by Kass Morgan, or if you’ve caught any episodes of the TV adaptation on the CW, I have good news: book three in the series, Homecoming, is now available.

The story picks up right where Day 21, the second book in the series, left off. Clarke, Bellamy, Wells, and Octavia, along with their new friend Sasha, have been on Earth for several weeks, but dropships carrying the remaining citizens from the Colony (including Glass and Luke) are crash landing as the book begins. Without giving too much away, the characters all face difficult challenges as the Colonists try to reestablish society on their “new” planet.

The first two books in the series end with some pretty wicked cliffhangers. In Homecoming, we finally get a sense of closure when the novel ends, but Morgan leaves enough up in the air that another book wouldn’t be out of the question. With the popularity of the TV adaptation and the success of the book series, I wouldn’t be surprised to see another installment or a spin-off series focusing on some new characters.

One of my favorite things about this book was the strong female characters. It seems like in a lot of YA lit, the female characters leave a lot to be desired. Even when they appear to be assertive and capable, they often take a backseat to the male characters. In Homecoming, however, the ladies are smart, independent and take-charge. When the dropship crash lands on Earth, Clarke immediately rushes to help the wounded. She turns out to be a very capable medic, and she balances her relationship with Bellamy with the work she feels called to do. And he respects her strengths and doesn’t try to stand in her way! It’s pretty great.

Romance is a major factor in this installment of the series. There are several love stories going on throughout the course of the book. We get to see more of some fan-favorite couples (Bellarke!) and watch other romances bloom and grow.

There are still plenty of twists and turns to keep you on your toes. In typical fashion, Morgan is not afraid to break some hearts, and no character is safe. Each character faces the dangers of Earth, the violent Earthborn factions, and the evil Vice Chancellor. Honestly, this book has something for everyone.

I’d definitely recommend this series for fans of dystopian young adult fiction. If you enjoyed The Hunger Games or Divergent, then the The 100 series (and its newest installment, Homecoming) are probably right up your alley. Fans of books that pull you in and keep you on the edge of your seat will definitely want to check this one out.

An Interview with ‘The 100’ Author Kass Morgan

Kass Morgan (Image Credit: Michael Bisberg)

Kass Morgan (Image Credit: Michael Bisberg)

Have you seen the exciting previews for The CW’s new science fiction series, The 100? The action-packed TV spots promise adventure, mystery, and a new twist on teen drama wrapped up in an engaging premise: one hundred teenage delinquents of the future are sent to Earth to establish its safety for re-colonization after a nuclear catastrophe left it barren and unlivable. But did you realize that this epic series is actually inspired by a book series of the same name, written by Kass Morgan?

While Morgan began her career in publishing as an editor (which she still continues to do when she’s not writing), she recently leapt into the exciting world of novel-writing with the first book in The 100 series. With the premiere of The 100 TV series on the horizon and Day 21, the second The 100 novel, in progress, The Daily Quirk is thrilled that Morgan found the time to chat with us about her books, what it’s like seeing them come to life on TV, and what to expect from Day 21. Continue reading

The 100 (Image Credit: Kass Morgan)

Book Giveaway: Win Kass Morgan’s ‘The 100’ on paperback!

The 100 (Image Credit: Kass Morgan)

The 100 (Image Credit: Kass Morgan)

Kass Morgan’s The 100 is a fast-paced science fiction adventure about a group of teenage delinquents who get sent to a post-apocalyptic Earth to test whether it is inhabitable for future generations. Told from four different points of view, The 100 delves into the background of each character while simultaneously telling a story of survival, suspense, and yes, a bit of romance.

The CW has adapted The 100 for television, and while you may not have time to catch up on reading the book before the TV series premieres on March 19th, how about a compromise? The Daily Quirk is excited to present a giveaway of the new paperback release of The 100, featuring a special new TV show tie-in cover! Continue reading

Eliza Taylor as Clarke Griffin in THE 100 (Image Credit: The CW)

‘The 100’ is set to invade Earth…and The CW!

Eliza Taylor as Clarke Griffin in THE 100 (Image Credit: The CW)

Eliza Taylor as Clarke Griffin in THE 100 (Image Credit: The CW)

When a major network like The CW picks up a series based on a book that hasn’t even been released to the public yet, you just know they’re onto something sure to be great. In January 2013, The CW announced that it had picked up the series The 100, months before the book by Kass Morgan would even hit shelves. The following September, the book was released and was eaten up by readers anxious to get their hands on a story that would deliver the same drama and suspense similar to series such as The Hunger Games and Divergent. Now readers are anxiously waiting to see the book brought to life in the show’s premiere on Wednesday, March 19 at 9 p.m. Read on to learn more! Continue reading