Thursday, 19 March 2015

Review: Homecoming

Publication Date: February 26th 2015
Publisher: Hodder

~A copy was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review~
Weeks after crash-landing onto a rugged, nearly unpopulated planet Earth, the Hundred have managed to create a sense of order amidst their wild, chaotic surroundings. They work together to feed, shelter, and protect one another from countless dangers, including attacks by violent Earthborns. But their delicate balance comes crashing down with the arrival of new dropships from home--dropships carrying Glass and Luke, as well as the Vice Chancellor and his armed guards.

Suddenly, Bellamy must flee transgressions he thought he had left behind in space, as Wells struggles to maintain his authority on Earth. And while Clark searches for clues about her parent's whereabouts, she finds herself torn between finding them and helping the injured new arrivals in camp. Lives hang in the balance, as the Colonists find themselves fighting not just attackers from the outside, but also enemies from within

It's an end of an era. Well, for the book series, anyway. I'm sad to see it end, it's a sort of guilty pleasure for me, since if you've read the books, you know it's more character driven than Sci-Fi,or anything else. Like the show, the series goes into depth in the characters, how they change, how they think when they're in a dire situation. It's like an experiment into ones psyche. Unfortunately, for the books, there are too many characters being focused on for you to really get to know them.
After Homecoming, it was the final nail in the coffin, so to speak. I do prefer the TV Show, but I do like the idea of the books being more peaceful on land, and more beware of your own people, and Homecoming delves into that more. Now their people on the drop ships have come down, what are left of the 100 are expecting more than they get, and for Clarke, Bellamy and Wells, they quickly come to the conclusion that whether they're on Earth or on the Ship, things will be the same because of the leadership that's taken over the camp and civilisation they have made for themselves.
I admit, I still don't get some of the actions behind the leadership, though it's sinister, what is the drive? What is the endgame? There wasn't much plot to that, But, compared The 100 and Day 21, there's a lot more plot in Homecoming than there was in those two put together, especially when it comes to the Earthborns and trying to bring peace to a community as a whole instead of different camps.
There is more character growth, mainly on Clarke, who's my favourite anyway, but she's realising just how far she would go to protect the people she loves, and she breaks a lot of rules and her belief in what the right thing is may not always be right.
Overall, Homecoming is a great conclusion to the series, with a somewhat cheesy and a little too coincidental and convenient, but appropriate, Homecoming ties up loose ends that were presented in The 100 and Day 21.

Rating: 3/5


  1. I have a copy of this but I've avoiding it for sometime now, I might not like it, that's why lol thank you for the honest review x
    Benish| Feminist Reflections

    1. Haha, yeah, it's very character driven, I think if you like the show, you won't like the book as much, it is very different from it.

  2. I've seen the first season of the show and really like it, so I've considered reading the books, but I get the feeling I'll like the show more--so why waste time? :) I'm glad the series ended well enough for you!

    1. Yeah, I wouldn't. I mean, for a start, the first book is basically just the first episode. With some other pieces from like episode 2 & 3.