Friday, 13 March 2015

Book Review | The 100 by Kass Morgan 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.

Provided for review from Netgalley. All opinions are my own.

I began watching the TV show based off of this book, before I knew that it came from a book series. So when I found out that it was based on a book, I knew I wanted to read it. 
There were a lot of differences from the TV show to the book, which always begs the question, which one is better. For me, I would have to side with the book on this one. I really liked the way the book focused on more than one character, and had alternating perspectives.
I liked how the story was being told both on the ground, and above it. That helped to convey the seriousness of the situation they were in, and why it was suddenly needed to send the hundred to earth.
This book was packed full of action and moments to keep me turning the pages. 
All of the characters were interesting, but one of the negatives I did find, was that I found myself way more interested in Clarke and Glass' perspectives, over pretty much everyone else. I would have liked there to have been a slightly better balance, but when you're writing from multiple perspectives, it can definitely be hard to keep up the same level of enjoyability with all of them.
Overall, this was a great read, and it's made me want to get back into watching the series, and also read the sequel really soon.


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