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100 Hours

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3.45  ·  Rating details ·  629 ratings  ·  148 reviews
A decadent spring break beach getaway becomes a terrifying survival story when six Miami teens are kidnapped.

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
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published March 28th 2017 by Katherine Tegen Books
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Kimberly the book represents colombia as a drug and crime filled country so I would say it is a negative representation

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Emily May
Jul 19, 2016 rated it did not like it
“I really admire the fashion risks you take, Maddie,” Neda says in a tone so convincing I’m not entirely sure I’m being mocked until she continues. “I could never pull off ‘discount chic.’”

Vincent has always been a bit hit and miss with me, though I really enjoyed both her YA The Stars Never Rise and her adult Menagerie and I'm always on the lookout for her latest work. However, 100 Hours was a complete miss.

I'm struggling to find a single good thing to say about it. It's like Jersey Shore w
“Guerrillas are always kidnapping and murdering people in the jungle.”
“Kidnappings are passé,” Genesis assures her, before Nico’s head can explode. “Today’s fashionable guerrilla makes his money in illegal gold mining and extortion. Besides, anyone who tried to kidnap you would give you back within the hour.” She links her arm through Neda’s. “You’re an acquired taste.”

Six teens from Miami go to Colombia for spring break even though their parents think they're going elsewhere. How were they
Sarah Elizabeth
(I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)

"The barrel of a rifle slides inside my tent. I gasp and scramble backward, but can't tear my gaze from the muzzle aimed at my chest."

This was a YA survival story, about a group of teens kidnapped in Columbia.

Genesis was an interesting character and I liked how she always assessed a situation and looked for the best plan of action before acting. I did feel sorry her at times though, especially w
Elle (ellexamines)
May 21, 2017 marked it as zzzzz-did-not-finish
Shelves: x-arcs
Literally five characters cheat in the first 8 pages and I'm not even joking. One of the fastest nopes of all time. ...more
Faye, la Patata
Jul 27, 2017 rated it it was ok
This was supposed to be an exciting thriller?

This had none of the urgency that you would expect from a story that's about rich kids being kidnapped and held hostage by guerillas and terrorists in the Colombian jungle - not especially when most of the time, they're all smooching, flirting, and making each other jealous. Seriously, you have guns and rifles pointed at your heads, and you're all wondering who kissed who and who cheated on who?! Goddamn. Priorities.
Oct 01, 2019 rated it liked it
Hmm... This wasn't bad. Not great but certainly not bad. If one can suspend some belief it's actually a bit of a page turner. The characters are a bit spoiled and self-entitled but at times they aren't completely unlikeable. The ending comes with a twist and a cliffhanger and I think I am just interested enough to read the next book to see how this all ends. ...more
Feb 09, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: edelweiss
100 Hours is a Young Adult mystery/suspense book. It is the first book in a series.

There are two narrators who are cousins. The first narrator is 17 year old Genesis. The second narrator is 16 year old Maddie. Both narrators are 1st person POVs.

The book starts in the present to give us a brief glimpse of what is happening. Then it goes back 100 hours. And moves forward until the book is in the present again. There are no chapters just time stamps.

The book takes place in Columbia mainly on the be
Mar 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was incredible. I just couldn't put it down and had to devour it from beginning to end. I loved everything about it: how fleshed out the characters are, the plot, how the narrative was split between Maddie and Genesis, how raw the feeling were, all the WTF moments there were... simply AMAZING.
Rachel Vincent have never before written sth like this book and it surprised me how perfect it was, how everything was researched and how addictive this book was. I SO want more!!!

What happens no
Very different kind of book by author Rachel Vincent. The story recounts 100 hours in the life of Genesis and her friends as they vacation in Colombia. The narrative has multiple points of view and it takes a little time to get to know the characters well enough to understand who is talking and why they behave the way they do. At first I was skeptical that the book could be a the first of a trilogy, and as I neared the end of the book, I understood why, however I still feel that it probably coul ...more
Lenna • Sugar Dusted Pages
Mar 26, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
There is a problem when the first 100+ pages of a 300 page "thriller" are devoted to a bunch of teenagers cheating on each other, getting drunk, and being absolute morons.

I hated every single character in this book. There are two POVs: Genesis, who is spoiled and entitled and just a jerk, and her cousin Maddy, who is the token poor, fat girl of the group and manages to be even more snotty and whiny than Genesis. Remarkably, however, their chapters sound exactly the same. The other characters are
Scottsdale Public Library
Unseen dangers lurk in the Colombian rainforest. Genesis and Maddie find this out the hard way when their extravagant spring break vacation turns into a horrifying struggle to survive. The plan was to have an exciting, albeit unauthorized trip to some untouched beaches in Colombia, their ancestral homeland. But paradise comes with MANY strings attached, and Genesis, Maddie, and their friends find themselves wrapped up in a nefarious terrorist plot, masterminded by someone far closer to home than ...more
Adriana C
May 25, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

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 t
Sarah B
Dec 11, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: horror
While I did enjoy this book I must say I liked the other books by this author much better. It was indeed thrilling - no problems in that regard - but there were a few things that I had a hard time accepting at face value..and that does affect the story.

First you have a bunch of teens from Miami who go on vacation to Columbia. By themselves. I know these teens are supposed to be super rich, like millionaires, but who let's teens go on trips to foreign countries by themselves? Without any sort of
J. Greene
Dec 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun, a thrill of a read. Action-packed with enough romance to whet my appetite.
Mar 01, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: first-in-series
If I had to articulate the issues I had with this book, and this is a review so I should, it boils down to the unrelenting dislike I had for the entire cast. Not that they all didn't have various reasons for their disastrous personalities, but sweet stars I wanted to throttle them.

Genesis, aka I Have Plot Convenient Hidden Depths and Talents.

Maddie, aka everyone I love is taken from me!

Holden, aka typical rich boy diva whiner.

Ryan, aka I must protect my sister...or at least make a good show of i
Mar 17, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: arcs, ya
A decadent spring break getaway on an exotic beach becomes a terrifying survival story when six Miami teens are kidnapped and ransomed.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 somet ...more
Tracy (Cornerfolds)
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DNF @ 60%

Survival stories are one of my absolute favorite genres, accounting for the majority the books that I read that aren't fantasy or sci-fi. I hardly ever delve into the realm of contemporary fiction, but I couldn't pass up 100 Hours when I saw it this year at ALAMW. Despite the low rating on Goodreads, a survival story of teenagers kidnapped in a foreign country sounded right up my alley and I decided to give it a try!

Maddie and Genesis are the m
Andrea Heltsley
I'm still speechless. Wow, just wow. I don't normally read ya suspense, love paranormal romance books. But Rachel Vincent is my all time favorite author so I had to read it.

100 Hours was a young adult novel with grit. The story was raw, emotional, and action packed to the very last page.

The author still managed to capture teens in the peak of drama. This book has everything. True to form, social hierarchy, boyfriend drama, personality flaws, and entitlement are weaved into the plot.

Once the p
Linda (un)Conventional Bookworms
Holy wow! How did I wait so long to read 100 Hours? This was excellent! Filled with danger and action, teenagers who started out as a bit vapid, but oh my goodness. Genesis was one kick-ass heroine! And now, I'm off to get my hands on 99 Lies! ...more
Mar 29, 2017 rated it did not like it
Bloody awful. All of the characters were ridiculous. Who thinks about kissing people when you've just been kidnapped and people are getting killed? ...more
Mar 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.

Instead of going to the Bahamas for spring break, Genesis has dragged her boyfriend, best friends and her cousins to Colombia instead. Whatever Genesis says her friends do.

The story starts in the now, with cousins Genesis and Maddie being chased. We get just a tiny snippet, enough to know that their time in Colombia isn't going to go as planned. The story then goes back 100 hours and continues to count down until eventually
Carina Olsen
Nov 04, 2016 rated it did not like it
Gosh, I really tried with this book. I truly wanted to love it. Cause it looks so amazing. And I have read one book by Rachel that I really loved, and one more than I liked a lot. And so I thought I would love this one too. But, yeah. I did not. Not at all. And I just barely managed to force myself to read all of it. It was so painful.

I will try my best not to share that much about what I disliked about this book, lol. But it will be hard not do. And I disliked just about all of it. And I need t
Jan 15, 2018 rated it did not like it
The cover is the best part.
*Source* Edelweiss/Publisher
*Genre* Young Adult, Thriller
*Rating* 3.0

*My Thoughts*

100 Hours is the first installment in author Rachel Vincent's 100 Hours trilogy. This is definitely something new from Vincent who is known for series such as Soul Screamers, Shifters, Menagerie, & Wild Cats. 100 Hours is Vincent's debut into the contemporary arena. The story is about a group of Miami teenagers (Maddie, Genesis, Neda, Holden, Ryan, & Penelope) who travel to Columbia for Spring Break and end up bein
Apr 19, 2017 rated it it was ok
This was my first read of Vincent's and it was a complete disappointment. It wasn't absolutely horrible but it's not recommend-worthy either…even though I REALLY wanted it to be!

It's basically about a group of teens who go on a vacation/spring break in Columbia and are so privileged that their privileges are privileged. They complain about the stupidest things and cheat on one another. They are all ridiculous. They get kidnapped by a group of radicals who they think are soldiers. My biggest com
Kathy Martin
Feb 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was an exciting, fast-paced thriller with intriguing characters. Genesis, whose father own a large shipping company, is the leader of her crew which includes her cousins Ryan and Maddie, her boyfriend Holden, and her friends Pen and Neda. Instead of spending their Spring Break in the Bahamas, Genesis decides that Colombia would be a better choice. Her grandmother lives there, her father was born there, and Ryan and Maddie's father was killed there.

The story begins with two people running f
Mar 08, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: egalley
Why was everyone making out while they were being held hostage? I mean, seriously?
Nov 19, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: edelweiss, 2017-march
Do most victims taken hostage by terrorists spend their time joyfully hooking up with each other?
Jessica (a GREAT read)
Mar 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received this ARC from a blogger friend in a trade. I was in no way compensated for this review.

I was more than happy to read one of Rachel Vincent’s many new releases this year early! 100 Hours is the start of one of her newest YA series and it’s definitely a different kind of read for me. We’re back to high stakes, thrills that chill, and a kidnapping situation surrounding an even bigger mystery.

Genesis, her cousins Maddie and Ryan, her boyfriend Holden, and a few best friends are having an
Erica Chilson
DNF = automatic 3 stars

I need to preface this review by stating Rachel Vincent is one of my favorite authors. I've always said I'd read anything she writes, including her grocery lists. I know every book isn't meant for me, and sometimes even books within a series don't resonate like others. But this is a different situation entirely.

The writing style doesn't even sound like Vincent. There was no fluidity to the story. Chaotic and confusing is the only way to describe how I felt reading the op
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