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.” -Goodreads
To be honest, the only reason I picked this book up is because it fulfills one of my reading challenges for the year. This task was to read a book that has been turned into a TV show, which I found to be much more difficult than the challenge of a book that has been turned into a movie.
Overall I found this read to be interesting and worthy of 4 stars. I enjoyed many of the main characters, the plot switches view points every chapter. I ship Wells and Clarke, but there is a lot of drama there. One character that completely irritates me in Octavia, and a character I hated is Graham. Octavia because of how selfish she is and Graham because he is an ass.
The switching viewpoints between the four main characters, Clarke, Wells, Glass, and Bellamy, leads to a more wholesome understanding of all the situations that arise. Within these characters you have both male and female, and poor and wealthy perspectives.
The book was a quick and easy read that flowed nicely, before I knew it the story had ended. After finishing the novel, and enjoying it, I thought I would give the TV show a try. The show, named The 100 after the book, is about to start its third season on the CW. I watched the pilot and I was not impressed. It may have been interesting if I hadn’t read the book, but there are too many stark differences between the two that bothered me. One major aspect in particular was how one of the main characters was cut out of the show.