Day 21 is the second book in the The Hundred series. You can also read my review of the first book The 100.
--May contain spoilers for the first book--
Three weeks have passed since the hundred first set foot on Earth and it has been three weeks with quite a lot of surprises (for as much a government lying to its people in a Dystopian novel can still be called surprising). Things aboard the space ship aren't really any better any more as they are suddenly running out of oxygen (after 300 years?! Did they hid an iceberg or something?)
What I liked better about this second book is mostly that it seemed to have more of a story. The first book really felt like an introduction of a few of the hundred characters (and one that stays behind so we can get to know what's happening there). Filled with flashbacks it was as if there wasn't really any story yet. Things are different however in Day 21, as it seems there has been enough introduction and the story really starts, both on earth and in space.
Some things however have not improved. People are still only getting names pages before they get killed. The vast majority of teens on earth are still nameless (which I assume is great for them). These selected people were criminals so it might just be interesting to get to know what some people were confined for, I guess.
And I still thought some of the characters where still too whiny for my liking. When you're trying to stay alive, maybe you should complain about everything!
But it was an enjoyable read, and it made me curious to read the third book sometime.
Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.