Today, after months of dipping in and out of it, I finally finished The 100 by Kass Morgan for the 2016 Reading Challenge. I blazed through the last two thirds and fell madly in love with the world and the characters – especially Clarke. The second I closed the book I began watching the TV show and am now hooked on that too! Yay for finally finding the next book to rival The Hunger Games.
Title: The 100
Author: Kass Morgan
Category: #7 A romance set in the future
“I know a lot of us have done things we’re not proud of, but we’ve been given a chance for a new beginning. I know I almost ruined it for a lot of you, but I’d like to start over – to become a better person, to help make Earth the world we want it to be.”
Set in a post-apocalyptic society, the inhabitants of Earth now reside on a space station, following a nuclear war. All crimes are punishable by death, but a new mission sees one hundred juvenile delinquents sent to Earth to ascertain whether the planet is able to support human life once again, in exchange for their lives.
The novel is told from the perspectives of Clarke, Wells, Bellamy and Glass, all of whom share their specific stories. The characters are well developed, and the plot is is action packed and full of suspense.
Whilst the show is incredibly different from the book, they both hold their own, and I am completely obsessed with both! I love Clarke’s compassion and bravery, but most of all, I think it’s great that the four main characters each have their own demons with which they must battle in order to survive. I absolutely cannot wait to read the rest of the books and continue with the TV show!
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