I received this book for free from Publisher on NetGallery in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The 100 by Kass Morgan
Series: The 100 #1
Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers on 2013-09-03
Genres: Action & Adventure, Dystopian, General, Science Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult
Source: Publisher on NetGallery
No one has set foot on Earth in centuries -- until now.Ever since a devastating nuclear war, humanity has lived on spaceships far above Earth's radioactive surface. Now, one hundred juvenile delinquents -- considered expendable by society -- are being sent on a dangerous mission: to recolonize the planet. It could be their second chance at life...or it could be a suicide mission.CLARKE was arrested for treason, though she's haunted by the memory of what she really did. WELLS, the chancellor's son, came to Earth for the girl he loves -- but will she ever forgive him? Reckless BELLAMY fought his way onto the transport pod to protect his sister, the other half of the only pair of siblings in the universe. And GLASS managed to escape back onto the ship, only to find that life there is just as dangerous as she feared it would be on Earth.Confronted with a savage land and haunted by secrets from their pasts, the hundred must fight to survive. They were never meant to be heroes, but they may be mankind's last hope.
“The 100″ by Kass Morgan is your average end of the world or maybe the beginning of one story. 100 teenagers are sent down to Earth to see if it is survivable. There is a colony of people that have been living on a spaceship called ‘the Arc’ because the earth suffered from radiation. The teenagers were criminals on ‘the Arc,’ so them being sent down to earth gives them a second chance at life in a way and it gives the people of ‘the Arc” a way of knowing if people are able to live on earth.
The story is told from four characters points of views. Clarke, who is the daughter of deceased scientists who were trying to figure out a way for their people to survive. Then there is Wells, he was Clarke’s best friend and boyfriend until he told his father Clarke’s secret which ended up getting her parents killed. Then there is Bellamy. Bellamy shot the Chancellor which is Wells’ father in order to get on the ship that was taking the teenagers down to earth. Bellamy did this because he wanted to be with his sister who was on the ship. The last person who’s point of view is Glass. Glass ends up escaping at the very last second and ends up staying on ‘the Arc.’ Glass goes and finds her love Luke to be with since she broke out of jail so to speak.
“The 100” wasn’t as impressive as I was hoping. It was an interesting story but I felt it was unfinished. It felt like it was the start of a story but that the whole story wasn’t completely there. On top of that I feel like things are different. It feels like this story should have began on the spaceship with all the flashbacks that are through out the story. This story started completely awesome but it slowly went down hill. I think this story was way over sold because of the tv show. Would I read this book again? Probably not because it wasn’t that interesting.