Thursday, November 14, 2013

Book Review: The 100 – Kass Morgan

The 100 (The Hundred, #1)
In the future, humans live in city-like spaceships orbiting far above Earth’s toxic atmosphere.  No one knows when, or even if, the long-abandoned planet will be habitable again.  But faced with dwindling resources and a growing populace, government leaders know they must reclaim their homeland…before it’s too late.

Now, one hundred juvenile delinquents are being sent on a high-stakes mission to re-colonize Earth.  After a brutal crash landing, the teens arrive on a savagely beautiful planet they’ve only seen form space.  Confronting the dangers of this rugged new world, they struggle to form a tentative community.  But they’re haunted by their past and uncertain about the future.  To survive, they must learn to trust – and even love – again.

3/5 stars (liked it)
This book is told from four points of view.  Earth has been unlivable for nearly 300 years and there is a group of humans on a ship that is close to Earth.  They decide to send 100 Juvenille criminals in a shuttle to see if Earth is safe for them to return.  Bellamy has a sister Octavia that is aboard the shuttle and he does everything in his power to get on the ship to be there to protect his sister.  Glass is aboard the ship but as a commotion occurs, caused by Bellamy she escapes the shuttle and back into the ship.  Clarke is also aboard the shuttle as well as her ex-boyfriend Wells, whom did something in order to be sent there with her.  So the story takes place on Earth with the 100, which turns to less because of the shuttle crashing and other circumstances.  Also the food supply is low and they still don’t know how toxic Earth really is.  Glass is aboard the ship still and has to hide.  As the book progresses we find out more about each character and what they did to be confined (aka sent to prison).  Also how the society aboard the ship works and how there is an elite class, middle and lower class and they live in different sections of the ship.  The ending really made me want to read more and I hope there is a sequel.

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