The 100 by Kass Morgan Book Review

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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.

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Recommendation Level: 4/5

Book Hangover Level: 3.5/6

Pages: 323

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Published: September 3rd 2013

How did I get it?: I received an ARC via Netgalley in return for an honest review

Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopian

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First things first, the tv show is nothing like the book, that’s some friendly advice to you all- officially the pilot of the tv show is based of off the book but that’s about it. So if you’ve seen the tv show and are planning on reading the book do so with an open mind. 

Told through several points of views readers are shown the life and survival of those chosen to go to earth and also the life of those still on board the space ship, overall an enjoyable read.

My Rating

I gave this book an overall 4/5 as there are certain parts of the storyline that I loved. In particular, Glass and Luke’s story from onboard the space station. This is the main reason I stayed interested in the book, it was very fascinating to see how similar human’s actions today are to their actions  hundreds of years in the future and how post- Armageddon worlds work. Other parts of the book I’ll admit I skimmed over particularly what was happening on earth. Until near the end there isn’t anything big happening it’s just a real recollection of how people live with what has happened to them, which was very interesting to read.  I will definetly be reading the second book in this series, what a cliffhanger!

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