Author: Kass Morgan
Publication: September 3rd 2013 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Genre: YA Dystopian
Source: Provided by the kind publisher..
-- My Rating --
3/5 Oscars: liked it
-- My Thoughts --
The Colony decided to send their 100 prisoners who are all under 18, back to earth, after many hundreds of years of living in space. Clarke is heartbroken over her recent tragedy and the betrayal of the person she loved the most. Wells just tried to save the girl he loves, and now he would do anything to make sure she is safe. Bellamy wanted to save his sister, but he never knew how much danger he would be putting himself in. Glass wants no one to know why she was convicted or how much she had to give up in order to save the guy she loves.
The first thing I loved about this book is that there are so many characters, 4 different points of view, but I was never confused. I loved getting into their minds and I felt like all the 4 characters were essential to keep this story interesting. I never lost track of who was who because they were all distinct, three-dimensional characters.
But that does not mean that I liked them all. Clarke was the kind of girl I connected with. She just reminded me of myself. Even though she made mistakes, she was always trying to do the best for everyone. Wells was definitely not my favorite guy. He was just silly and made many wrong choices and didn't know the extend of his feelings. Bellamy, I loved, even though - like Wells - he had these dump moments where I wanted to just slap him. Glass was definitely my favorite character. She is just the kind of best friend everyone should have. She is so kind and thoughtful and so full-of-love.
The romance is present in this book, but it does not take the main stage. It is a bit insta-lovey, maybe insta-likey or something. Because I felt like the characters just liked each other instantly. A bit far-stretched for me. But the plot is definitely interesting. The whole getting down to Earth after living in space for so long. Everything was new to these characters. And it was really refreshing and unique.
The ending is a 50% cliffhanger and I immediately wanted to read the second book. Because there is just TOO MANY unresolved leads in this book. I wanted to know what had happened in the past. But fortunately, I have my second book ready. If you are a fan of dystopia, then you will definitely like this!