May 25, 2017

Review: 100 Hours by Rachel Vincent

Title: 100 Hours (100 Hours #1)
Author: Rachel Vincent
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: March 28th 2017
Source: Edelweiss
Format: eARC

Rating: 3.5/5

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Maddie is beyond done with her cousin Genesis’s entitled and shallow entourage. Genesis is so over Miami’s predictable social scene with its velvet ropes, petty power plays, and backstabbing boyfriends.

While Maddie craves family time for spring break, Genesis seeks novelty—like a last-minute getaway to an untouched beach in Colombia. And when Genesis wants something, it happens.

But paradise has its price. Dragged from their tents under the cover of dark, Genesis, Maddie, and their friends are kidnapped and held for ransom deep inside the jungle—with no diva left behind. It all feels so random to everyone except Genesis. She knows they were targeted for a reason. And that reason is her.

Now, as the hours count down, only one thing’s for certain: If the Miami hostages can’t thwart their captors’ plan, no one will make it out alive.

100 Hours follows two cousins ​​on their spring break vacation in Colombia, Genesis Valencia is the heiress of a large transportation company, so she´s used to get everything she wants and get away with it because of her father's money. Maddie Valencia lost her father a year before and she lives with her mother and older brother with a middle income, so on her vacation she and her brother Ryan end up accompanying Genesis, who travels with her boyfriend and her two best friends, all of them rich.

The original idea was that they would travel to Bahamas, but once in the private jet, Genesis changes their plans and they end up traveling to Colombia, the country where Genesis and Maddie´s fathers were born and where their paternal grandmother still lives, so their family back home in Miami aren´t aware of the change of itinerary.

Once in Colombia Genesis, Maddie, Ryan and their group of friends are kidnapped and taken to the jungle of Colombia where they plan to request ransom.

100 Hours is told from the point of view of Maddie and Genesis and begins in the present when they are kidnapped, and then jumps 100 hours before to see little by little how all their problems started.

Of the two cousins ​​I like Maddie, she´s more focused, less selfish and more likeable, easier to feel some kind of connection or worry about what happened to her. While Genesis is more selfish and unlikeable, but what saves her as a character is a bit her past and that due to that past she´s always on the defensive and prepared for this type of situation. There is a certain type of romance for the Valencia cousins, but it´s on a secondary level, since they have more important things to do ... like survive.

And as this book is part of a duology it ends with a cliffhanger (the last few chapters I was suspecting everyone, I just knew that something was going to happen, I was waiting for the twist and it delivered), so I will have to read the following book to see how the story of the Valencia cousins ends.

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