Book Review: Rebellion by Kass Morgan


My book review of Rebellion by Kass Morgan. This book is a worthy addition to the series, offering a compelling mix of drama, action, and character growth. If you’re a fan of dystopian tales with a strong emotional core, "Rebellion" is definitely worth your time.

Title: Rebellion

By: Kass Morgan

Genre: Dystopian

Pages: 352

Release Date: December 6th, 2016

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Rating: ★★★★☆


Summary from Goodreads:

Centuries after nuclear war destroyed our planet, humanity struggles to rebuild. It’s been a month since the dropships landed and the Colonists joined the Hundred on the ground. The teens, once branded juvenile delinquents, are now leaders among their people.

The Colonists and the Earthborns are celebrating their first holiday together when, to everyone’s horror, they’re attacked by a group of strangers whose unusual battle cries fill the air. The newcomers kill scores of people, seize prisoners, and pillage crucial supplies. When hotheaded Bellamy and his analytical girlfriend Clarke discover that Wells, Octavia and Glass have been captured, they vow to get them back at all costs. But as they go after their new enemies, Bellamy and Clarke find themselves increasingly at odds, unable to agree on a plan to save their friends.

Meanwhile, Wells, Octavia, and Glass are being slowly brainwashed by their captors, religious fanatics with one goal: to grow their ranks and “heal” the war-ravaged planet… by eliminating everyone else on it.

But centuries of radiation exposure have taken their toll, forcing the cult to take drastic steps to survive. And unless the rescue party arrives soon, the teen captives will face a fate more terrifying than anything they could imagine. In this thrilling fourth installment, the hundred fight to protect the people they love on the dangerous planet they always dreamed of calling home.


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This book is a captivating addition to the "The 100" series, delivering a satisfying blend of action, drama, and character development. Morgan continues to excel in expanding her dystopian universe while keeping readers deeply invested in the fates of her characters.

Set against the backdrop of a post-apocalyptic Earth, Rebellion picks up where the previous installment left off, diving straight into the heart of conflict and tension. Morgan's world-building is, as always, top-notch. She paints a vivid picture of a society struggling to rebuild amidst chaos and uncertainty, making it easy for readers to visualize and immerse themselves in the setting.

The character development in this book is particularly noteworthy. Morgan gives each character room to grow, exploring their motivations, fears, and strengths. Clarke, Bellamy, and Octavia are standouts, with their evolving dynamics and personal struggles adding depth to the narrative. The relationships between characters are complex and authentic, providing a strong emotional core to the story.

The plot of Rebellion is fast-paced and filled with unexpected twists and turns. Morgan skillfully balances action scenes with moments of introspection, ensuring that the story never feels one-dimensional. The tension is palpable, and the stakes are higher than ever, keeping readers on the edge of their seats.

One of the strengths of Rebellion is its exploration of themes such as loyalty, survival, and the moral ambiguities of leadership. Morgan doesn't shy away from the darker aspects of humanity, making the story feel more realistic and compelling. This thoughtfulness adds layers to the narrative, elevating it beyond a simple adventure tale.

However, the book is not without its minor flaws. At times, the plot can feel a bit predictable, and some secondary characters don't receive as much development as they deserve. Despite these minor issues, Rebellion remains a thoroughly enjoyable read that will please fans of the series.

Overall, Rebellion by Kass Morgan is a strong continuation of The 100 series. It delivers on action, character development, and emotional depth, making it a must-read for fans of dystopian fiction. Morgan's storytelling prowess ensures that readers will be eagerly awaiting the next installment.

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