Sep 23, 2013

Book Review: The 100

Title: The 100
Series: The Hundred, #1
Author: Kass Morgan
Publication Date: September 03, 2013
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopia
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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.

My Thoughts:

A hundred people, who have been living in space, were sent to Earth on a mission to know if the planet is still capable of being a habitat after being a barren place for three centuries.

This book was too dark. Dark and full of angst among the characters. The only thing that kept me alive while reading was the bits of romance between two couples: Luke and Glass and Clarke and Wells (but their relationship is frustrating and complicated). Another thing was Clarke and Thalia's friendship. There wasn't enough sides to the characters. I understand that they've been through a lot and it was a nice thing to read about their pasts to know what happened but they're The only emotions I was able to comprehend were frustration, anger, betrayal, sadness and love (although that escalated quickly).

Since they were sent to Earth on some mission, there wasn't much information given as to why exactly the earth suddenly became abandoned. Little facts here and there in the pages but it wasn't enough to provide a thorough understanding. Same goes for the city-like place they're living in space. The environment, the lifestyle, the politics, weren't also given much attention. I really liked to know how things worked there and I would've been glad to mentally picture their city in my mind.

It lacked explanation and it's quite focused on the romance. I didn't even feel the rest of the hundred people that were sent on earth but I'm giving it a three. Glass and Luke's love story was cute.

My Rating:


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