Friday Reads (05/09/2014)

Friday Reads

Happy Friday earthlings 🙂

I know we haven’t been around much lately but Inês and Carla are using these last few weeks of holidays to rest until school and work starts.

As for me, I’ve been simply too lazy to sit down in front of the laptop and update things :S

For that, I am truly sorry!

However, I’ll be using these last week of freedom to update everything and to also organise my upcoming Read-a-Thon! Keep an eye out on September 8th for the sign-up form! I’m super excited about it and all the feedback I had from my amazing hosts and authors who will be part of it has been positive 🙂

So, check out what I’m reading this weekend: 

The 100 [The Hundred #1]
Kass Morgan

An epic journey from the depths of outer space to a wild, futuristic Earth

In 3010, humanity lives in city-like spaceships orbiting far above Earth’s toxic atmosphere. No one knows when, or even if, the planet will be habitable again. But faced with dwindling resources, government leaders know they must reclaim their homeland . . . before it’s too late.

Now a hundred juvenile delinquents are sent on a high-stakes mission to re-colonize Earth. After a brutal crash landing, the teens arrive on a savagely beautiful planet. Confronting the dangers of this rugged new world, they struggle to form a tentative community and to get over their dark pasts. In order to survive, they must learn to trust – and even love – again.

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Okay, I will be totally honest with you; when I saw The CW pilot for the series based on this book, I wasn’t blown away by it but I continued to be far interested in the book. So, when I saw this on NetGalley alongside the sequel Day 21, I had to download it and read it straight away. ‘Cause, let’s be honest we all know that movies/series are always different from the book, right?!

And I’m really enjoying it! Quite different from the pilot – some characters in the series are not in the book and vice-versa, some differences in the plot – but I cannot wait for more development and see what’s going to happen now.

Maybe this is the motivator I needed to re-watch the series – I know, it’s different and all but maybe it’ll help me deal with the clichés of the show – which was my main problem (but then again, it’s The CW, clichés are typical!) – and understand the characters mind and reasons behind their decision!

Have you read this book or watched the series? And what are you guys reading this weekend?!

XX Ner

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