An Intense Grounder | Review of ‘The 100’ (The Hundred #1)

By Cynthia Ayala

‘The 100’ by Kass Morgan
Little, Brown and Company
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It’s been centuries since people have set on Earth. But now, one hundred juvenile delinquents are being sent to Earth for one mission: to see if Earth is habitable and recolonize it if so. This is their second and only chance of survival. But for some of them, this is more than just a chance to be free of their prison in Space, it’s their chance to make up for their own mistakes and start anew.

Published on September 3, 2013 by Little, Brown and Company, The 100 is the first novel in the young adult sci-fi Hundred series by Kass Morgan.
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Review: Post-Apocalyptic Thriller “Nightfall” Has a Slow Start – Emertainment Monthly

By Cynthia Ayala ’17 / Emertainment Monthly Staff Writer

Nightfall_Cover-1-326x245No one stays on the island once the sun leaves, but for Marin, Kana, and Line, they didn’t have a choice and they were forgotten […]
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‘Nightfall’s Thrilling Concept is Dulled by Uncharacteristic Writing | Review of ‘Nightfall”

By Cynthia Ayala

'Nightfall' by Jake Halpern & Peter Kujawinski  G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
‘Nightfall’ by Jake Halpern & Peter Kujawinski
G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers

The sun doesn’t set for twenty-four years, and when it does, the darkness rises, bringing the nightmares and monsters of the night alongside it. No one stays on the island once the sun leaves, but for Marin, Kana and Line, they didn’t have a choice and they were forgotten. Now the trio need to not only survive the night, but make it off the island and swim south towards the desert lands. But it may be to late for them to save themselves…

Nightfall by Jake Halpern and Peter Kujawinski is a post-apocalyptic young adult thriller, published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers on September 22, 2015. It follows three young teenagers as they traverse their home island Bliss, seeing it in ways they never had before. Continue reading “‘Nightfall’s Thrilling Concept is Dulled by Uncharacteristic Writing | Review of ‘Nightfall””