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Monday, March 3, 2014

The 100 by Kass Morgan

The 100 by Kass Morgan
"No one has set foot on Earth in centuries -- until now.

Ever since a devastating nuclear war, humanity has lived on spaceships far above Earth's radioactive surface. Now, one hundred juvenile delinquents -- considered expendable by society -- are being sent on a dangerous mission: to recolonize the planet. It could be their second chance at life...or it could be a suicide mission.

CLARKE was arrested for treason, though she's haunted by the memory of what she really did. WELLS, the chancellor's son, came to Earth for the girl he loves -- but will she ever forgive him? Reckless BELLAMY fought his way onto the transport pod to protect his sister, the other half of the only pair of siblings in the universe. And GLASS managed to escape back onto the ship, only to find that life there is just as dangerous as she feared it would be on Earth.

Confronted with a savage land and haunted by secrets from their pasts, the hundred must fight to survive. They were never meant to be heroes, but they may be mankind's last hope."- summary from Amazon

This was a decent book. It was a little difficult dealing with the multiple perspective because I didn't really notice any difference in the tone or voice so having each character's name at the beginning of the chapter made things easy. It's an interesting concept- similar in ways to the Across the Universe trilogy- and it's compelling enough to warrant a reading; otherwise, I probably would have DNF'd it. I don't really know what else to say about it; it was a nice way to pass the time. If you're into sci-fi/dystopian-ish books, it's worth a look.

Overall, I'm intrigued to see where the story goes next, though won't necessarily be in a hurry to read the sequel, and I'll be watching the TV show too, which is premiering on March 19.

FTC: Received e-galley from Netgalley. Link above is an Amazon Associate link; any profit goes toward funding contests.

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoyed Luke and Glass's sections, but the others were kind of "meh". I agree that the tone/voices are a bit too similar, but it was an entertaining read. Hope the show is good, too!