Book Review: Homecoming by Kass Morgan


My review of Homecoming by Kass Morgan. A gripping narrative that seamlessly blends action, romance, and intrigue.

Title: Homecoming

By: Kass Morgan

Genre: Dystopian

Pages: 345

Release Date: February 24th, 2015

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Rating: ★★★★☆


Summary from Goodreads:

Weeks after landing on Earth, the Hundred have managed to create a sense of order amidst their wild, chaotic surroundings. But their delicate balance comes crashing down with the arrival of new dropships from space.

These new arrivals are the lucky ones—back on the Colony, the oxygen is almost gone—but after making it safely to Earth, GLASS’s luck seems to be running out. CLARKE leads a rescue party to the crash site, ready to treat the wounded, but she can’t stop thinking about her parents, who may still be alive. Meanwhile, WELLS struggles to maintain his authority despite the presence of the Vice Chancellor and his armed guards, and BELLAMY must decide whether to face or flee the crimes he thought he’d left behind.

It’s time for the Hundred to come together and fight for the freedom they’ve found on Earth, or risk losing everything—and everyone—they love.


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While it may not stray far from the formula established in the previous books, it succeeds in offering a satisfying continuation of the saga.

One of the novel's greatest strengths lies in its character development. As the Hundred struggle to rebuild civilization on Earth, Morgan delves deeper into their individual struggles, fears, and desires. From Clarke's determination to lead her people to Bellamy's internal conflict between duty and love, each character grapples with their own demons, making them relatable and compelling protagonists.

Morgan's world-building remains a standout aspect of the series. In "Homecoming," she further explores the complexities of Earth's post-apocalyptic landscape, introducing new threats and challenges that test the resilience of the Hundred. The vivid descriptions of the overgrown ruins and treacherous wilderness evoke a sense of both wonder and danger, immersing readers in the harsh reality of their environment.

The novel's pacing is well-executed, with tension steadily building as the plot unfolds. Twists and turns keep readers guessing, while moments of quiet reflection allow for emotional resonance. However, some plot threads may feel rushed or underdeveloped, particularly towards the climax, detracting slightly from the overall impact of the narrative.

Despite its flaws, "Homecoming" delivers a compelling continuation of "The 100" series, offering fans a satisfying blend of action, romance, and suspense. With its well-rounded characters, immersive world-building, and dynamic storytelling, Kass Morgan proves once again why she is a force to be reckoned with in the realm of young adult dystopian fiction.

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