Review: The 100 by Kass Morgan

Title: The 100 (The Hundred #1)
Author: Kass Morgan
Publication: September 3rd 2013 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Genre: YA Dystopian
Source: Provided by the kind publisher..

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.

-- My Rating --
3/5 Oscars: liked it

-- My Thoughts --

     I received the first and the second book in the series for review. And then I heard that it's also a TV series, so I was definitely intrigued. And thankfully, it was quite good.
     The Colony decided to send their 100 prisoners who are all under 18, back to earth, after many hundreds of years of living in space. Clarke is heartbroken over her recent tragedy and the betrayal of the person she loved the most. Wells just tried to save the girl he loves, and now he would do anything to make sure she is safe. Bellamy wanted to save his sister, but he never knew how much danger he would be putting himself in. Glass wants no one to know why she was convicted or how much she had to give up in order to save the guy she loves.
     The first thing I loved about this book is that there are so many characters, 4 different points of view, but I was never confused. I loved getting into their minds and I felt like all the 4 characters were essential to keep this story interesting. I never lost track of who was who because they were all distinct, three-dimensional characters.
     But that does not mean that I liked them all. Clarke was the kind of girl I connected with. She just reminded me of myself. Even though she made mistakes, she was always trying to do the best for everyone. Wells was definitely not my favorite guy. He was just silly and made many wrong choices and didn't know the extend of his feelings. Bellamy, I loved, even though - like Wells - he had these dump moments where I wanted to just slap him. Glass was definitely my favorite character. She is just the kind of best friend everyone should have. She is so kind and thoughtful and so full-of-love.
     The romance is present in this book, but it does not take the main stage. It is a bit insta-lovey, maybe insta-likey or something. Because I felt like the characters just liked each other instantly. A bit far-stretched for me. But the plot is definitely interesting. The whole getting down to Earth after living in space for so long. Everything was new to these characters. And it was really refreshing and unique.
     The ending is a 50% cliffhanger and I immediately wanted to read the second book. Because there is just TOO MANY unresolved leads in this book. I wanted to know what had happened in the past. But fortunately, I have my second book ready. If you are a fan of dystopia, then you will definitely like this!


  1. I don't remember the characters enough to see if my favorites match yours, but I do know that I never connected to any bc of all the POVs. I did like the premise and I liked where the story was going. I really want to check out book 2! I tried the TV show and.... well maybe you'll like it more but it's definitely full of cheese lol! Great review, Soma darling!

    1. I read book 2 , it's amazing
      I am definitely not very sure about the TV show though
      Thanks for stopping by, deary!

  2. I don't usually read dystopian too much, but this one sounds super interesting. I've heard of the TV show, but haven't watched it, so I have no clue if that's any good or not. I am trying to branch out in my reading picks, so maybe I'll put this on my list :)

    1. It's a great book. Thanks for being here!


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