8 Dec 2014

Book Review / The 100 by Kass Morgan

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.

Published:     3rd September 2013
Publisher:  Little Brown
Goodreads :  Click here
Series or Stand-Alone:  Book 1, The Hundred
Source:  Review Copy from Publisher
Review:   3 out of 5

My Review

What I loved about this story...
I really loved the idea of this story.  Something horrible happened on Earth forcing humans to live in a spaceship in space.  Obviously, there is only so long that you can live in space without running out of supplies etc so it was interesting to see how they dealt with that situation.  They send juvenile delinquents (people who are 18 or just coming up to their 18th birthday) where they would normally be convicted when they legally become an adult they get a chance to escape from that.

There were a few characters in this story but the way the author has written the chapters to shift from different characters' perspectives made it really easy to get to know each of them and find out about them.  There are also really helpful flashbacks into certain character's pasts to find out more about how they got to where they are now.    

With the way this book finished, I am definitely intrigued to find out what happens next...

What I was not fond of with this story...
Although this book does a great job with introducing characters and their surroundings, I didn't really connect with any of them and that did affect how I read this book. It could be a number of factors that caused it and maybe it might have been my particular frame of mind when reading this book but I wished I had connected.  That being said, I am definitely looking forward to finding out what happens next and will be checking that out...

About the Author
(from Goodreads)

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. Kass is currently working on the sequel to The 100, which she’ll finish as soon as she finds a coffee shop that allows laptops on the weekend.