I was provided a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Unlike the show, I liked the book. In my opinion, the show had to many flaws and plotholes, but this book had it all covered - or most of it anyway, but it is
a series after all.
As for the characters, there's a lot to be said:Glass
: I loved how we got to follow a character on the ship, and not just the 100 teens on Earth. It really added to the story! Wells
: I'm not sure what to think. At the one hand I feel sorry for him, but on the other hand, well....it's kind of his own fault. He's complex, I think.Bellamy
: Now, it's clear from the beginning that he's supposed to be the "bad boy turns into hero"-guy, but it works. And he's handsome as well.Clarke
: She means well. She may not always act like it, but it's in her heart. I really do believe that.
There was a lot going on in this book, and I really liked how everything was so fast paced and filled with action. There could've been more explaining though! Some of the things I'd like to know would be how they still have clothes up there... Where do they get the textiles from? I hope this will be explained in the next book in the series.
This book is told from four POVs; Clarke, Bellamy, Wells and Glass. Furthermore, we have the flashbacks. We get to know more about the characters in the flashbacks - i.e. what did Wells do to get on the dropship? And what did Clarke do? Those flashbacks plays an important role to the story, and I enjoyed reading them.
I simply just liked this book. It's very fast paced, the writing is good, the characters are good, and all storylines are exciting. I'll be starting book two right away!