Thursday, April 16, 2015
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.
(Synopsis taken from Goodreads).
I have had The 100 sitting on my Kindle for a long time. Every time I try to pick it up, I end up getting distracted and having to put down in favor of another book. One of my reading goals for myself for 2015 was to read some of the review books I had gotten from NetGalley that I haven't read to get caught up on my review tbr. I decided to try The 100 because I heard how popular the show is, but I wanted to read the book before I watched the tv show. I'm so glad I did. I loved the book, but I do not like the adaptation that the tv show takes at all.
The 100 made me realize how much I love reading sci-fi again. It had been so long since I read any sci-fi that I had completely forgotten. The book had such an in-depth, interesting world building and plot. The plot was unlike anything I have ever read before. I was turning pages late into the night, trying to figure out what was going to happen next, and how the 100 were going to overcome the adversities that were placed upon them (trying to be vague so I don't spoil anything). I ended up staying awake until three a.m. to finish it when I had to be up at six a.m. for class. I don't regret this decision at all.
At first, I was a little worried whether I would like the book or not because it had several different characters points of view. Usually, I hate it when books do that. However, The 100 did it in a way that worked, and helped to enhance the story. The reader would pick up on things from one character's point of view that would come into play later on in the story. It made reading the book even more fun.
I tried to watch the first episode of the tv show, and I wasn't a big fan. It didn't seem like it was a very faithful adaptation to the book. The only thing that remained the same were most of the characters names, and the very bare bones of the plot. If you have watched more of the tv show, and it becomes more faithful to the book, please comment below and let me know. All in all, I loved the book. I can't wait to dive into the next one, especially after that cliffhanger ending.
I give The 100: 5/5.
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I received this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.