Thursday, August 11, 2016

Book Review: The 100 by Kass Morgan

 The 100 

by Kass Morgan 


Pages:323
Price:$8.99

Blurb:

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.



My Rating:



My Review:



If you haven't heard about The 100, I suspect you are either living under a rock or over 40 years old.  I originally heard about this series, because they made it into a tv show. Of course, I loved the show, to the point I will watch it on repeat. Then I found out that this TV series was actually based on a book. SO the first thing I did was run to the local library and checked it out. 

Everyone knows that when a book is made into a TV show or a movie, information is going to be left out. Details will be missing and characters might not look the same way we pictured them. What I did not expect was how much was different. If you are reading this book without watching the show, I know you will love the sci-fi, dystopia, YA romance. But if you are reading this after watching the show you will find yourself in a bowl of mixed emotions. From happy, sad, confused, excited, or even depressed. 

Despite the TV show lacking, I found that I enjoyed this book. I just had to push aside my feelings for the show and focus on the book instead. That being said - Clarke is a bit more flirty in the books, plus there are some relationships in the book that aren't mentioned or hinted at in the show. SO that was fun to see.  Plus, now knowing the real reason Clarke was sent down to the ground. I learn how Bellamy attacked the chancellor, learned the secret feeling Wells has for Clarke, and learned about a new character that did not exist in the show. 

Over all, this book was great! I will be reading the second one soon and I can't wait to tell you how that goes! 




About the Author:



Born:
New York, The United States
Kass Morgan studied literature at Brown and Oxford, and now resides in Brooklyn, where she lives in constant fear of her Ikea bookcase collapsing and burying her under a mound of science fiction and Victorian novels.