Wednesday, 8 April 2015

REVIEW: The 100 by Kass Morgan

The 100 (The Hundred, #1)

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. 

 Two very disappointed stars

I simply cannot believe how much I disliked this book when I am in love with the TV show. Too many POVs, seriously. I bought the book in January after watching season one and was positively hungering for more... and it's taken three months for me to read the entire thing. Won't say anymore in this review because it will turn into a rant.

Two stars, not one. Because Bellamy Blake is epic in both show and book. It was very interesting to see the differences in the characters from the show and book. I do actually own the second book in the series (regretting the waste of money now...) so maybe one day when I'm beyond bored, I'll force myself to read it. For now though, it will sit on my shelf collecting dust.

Never said this before but... watch the show instead! The story line is MUCH more compelling and the characters much more three-dimensional and real.

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