Saturday, April 12, 2014

[Book Review] The 100 by Kass Morgan

The 100 (The Hundred, #1)The 100
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 recolonize Earth. After a brutal crash landing, the teens arrive on a savagely beautiful planet they've only seen from 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.


300 years after nuclear Earth, people that survived and now live on spaceships are ready to check if it's save to go back. With resources running out, the government decides to send 100 teenagers who are all criminals to Earth to test the environment. With different POVs and stories, the reader gets a chance to look at the adventure from different angles as well as be in the middle of action in all times. 

“That was the thing about secrets-you had to carry them with you forever, no matter what the cost.”

The 100 started out so amazing and had so much potential! Insane plot, different characters, and an adventure that could not have been missed. But as the book went, there were couple of tweaks that I just could not have ignored. For example - Wells. He is the rich kid who got himself sent to Earth because of a girl. As romantic as it sounds, he doesn't live up to the "hero" status and you start to wonder why in the world he exists at all. Bellamy, on the other hand, is completely hot. Yes, we may have some anger issues but he cares about his sister and would do anything for her. 

As much as I try to think of the negatives, this book has a lot of positives. One thing that I really loved is that the author was able to give us those little hints of wonder that teenagers faced when they got to Earth. Hearing the birds for the first time, tasting the fresh water, and looking at a sunset with awe. These are the moments that made me love this writing. Can't wait for the next book and eventually, watch the CW series!