Sunday, 29 November 2015
The 100 by Kass Morgan (The Hundred #1): Review
Publication date: August 29th 2013
Published by: Hodder and Stoughton
Genres: Dystopian, YA
An epic journey from the depths of outer space to a wild, futuristic Earth
In 3010, humanity lives in city-like spaceships orbiting far above Earth's toxic atmosphere. No one knows when, or even if, the planet will be habitable again. But faced with dwindling resources, government leaders know they must reclaim their homeland . . . before it's too late.
Now a hundred juvenile delinquents are sent on a high-stakes mission to re-colonize Earth. After a brutal crash landing, the teens arrive on a savagely beautiful planet. Confronting the dangers of this rugged new world, they struggle to form a tentative community and to get over their dark pasts. In order to survive, they must learn to trust - and even love - again.
I've been in a huge reading slump for the past month and this book was exactly what I needed. It was fast paced and not very deep but great fun to read.
I loved all the characters which were all quite twisted and deceitful no one wasn't hiding a pretty big secret. My favourite was definitely Bellamy, he is definitely not an original character but he is my favourite type of character because mysterious, angry boys who have a rough upbringing always seem to be my favourite. I also thought Clarke was a great strong independent women who didn't need any man to look after her and practically held the 100 together when they first landed.
I actually liked how it constantly point of view. It gave different views on the situation. I thought adding Glass was a great idea while I didn't really like her as a character I thought she really added to the story.
The plot constantly kept me entertained. It was always taking twists and turns that I wasn't expecting, especially the ending. I liked how nothing was skipped but nothing was skimmed over either I think Kass got the balance just right.
In conclusion, though most people don't particularly like this book series I loved it. It was always different and kept me interesting. I haven't seen the show so I can't tell you how it compares but by itself it is a really unique take on an increasingly popular genre (dystopian). I'm giving this 4/5 stars because none of the characters where very unique