Book 4 of 2015
After watching The 100 and reading the first book (check out my blogpost here), I was looking forward to reading the second novel in the series. If you haven’t watched The 100 tv show on the CW, or if you haven’t read the first The 100 book, stop reading this blog post because it most likely won’t interest you.
So let’s pick up where we left off, shall we? Again, I was thrilled to continue reading about Luke and Glass. These two characters aren’t in the television show and add another layer to the young adults who are left behind on the ark. Their story is sweet, romantic, and slightly tragic, and this storyline balances out the other characters chapters quite nicely, as all the rest take place on Earth.
While there are a ton of differences between the novels and the TV show, meeting the “Grounders” is something that takes place in both the program and the books. The Grounders add yet another layer to both the TV show and the novels, and while I love the character descriptions in the text, nothing compares to watching actors Ricky Whittle and Alycia Debnam Carey as the two of them lead the Grounders.
Now that I’ve finished book two, I will say that the novels seem to move at a slower pace in comparison to the TV show (in ALL ways, except for the Clarke and Bellamy relationship!). If I were to recommend one method of consuming The 100 over the other, I would tell you to watch the show. Shocking, I know. It’s action-packed, it’s speculative and it’s hot.
Leave the reading to me; I’ll let you know how the last book in the trilogy goes when it comes out at the end of the month!