The 100

by Kass Morgan

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | September 3, 2013 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

The 100 is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 5.
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.

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: September 3, 2013

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0316234516

ISBN - 13: 9780316234511

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nothing like the CW Series, but enjoyable in its own rights Ok lets get one thing straight, this has nothing to do with the CW series apart from the same title, character names, and very basic premise. I had binged watched the first season on Netflix and really enjoyed it. I then tracked down the novel at my local library and dove into it hoping for a little expansion on the world created by the CW. Well that was not what I got at all! Now that I got that out of the way, let's continue. I really enjoyed this novel. You're thrown into the world from multiple character's point of view. There's Clarke, Glass, Bellamy, and Wells. Each one I found to be well developed and well rounded. They explain each character's back story through flashbacks and interaction with each other. I found the flashbacks worked relatively well and were well integrated into the flow of the story. There was no point where I asked "well why did you just throw that in there? That made no sense". I felt everyone had enough exposure time to allow us to get invested in their stories and opinions. I didn't mind any of the main characters - although at first I thought Glass was pretty pointless, but eventually came around to understand the purpose of keeping her. Clarke, Bellamy, and Wells all ended up on the ship heading to Earth for the first time in centuries, while Glass escaped and remained on the main ship. This way, it kept the reader aware of what was happening on the ship. Glass's story was actually well woven into the other three's stories - whether they were remembering something about the life on the main ship or she was wondering about them - they never felt like two separate stories. I will admit there were times where I thought it was a little far-fetched or unrealistic. Yes, this is a Sci-Fi novel, but the actions of some of the teenage characters (none are over the age of 17 - except maybe Bellamy) seemed unlikely. For example, I found that Clarke was extremely claim and very educated when it came to handling medical situations. She knew what was wrong and how to fix it with no modern technology - like how can you tell there's infection in the liver or whatever if you don't have modern technology? I know it's their first time on Earth and it would be overwhelming, but it never really felt like they were - some oohs and aahs but nothing to the extent that I was expecting - like just kill a deer no problem and rain and thunderstorms nothing but baby talk (ok not that bad but still I would freak if I never felt rain before and all of a sudden there's a thunderstorm). There were some corny moments like "he tasted like joy and joy tasted better on earth" - really, really??? And the horrible thing that one of the characters does is ridiculous! Why did you think that was the only option??? Trust me, the option where you don't endanger (possible kill) the entire human race is probably going to be the better one - just saying. Besides these little rants and downfalls, this books was very enjoyable and I finished it rather quickly. It left a very large open ending that makes me think the books were split for the sole purpose of making a trilogy rather than a stand-alone, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. I think I benefited from reading the book after I watched the series and this is the first time I would actually recommend that order. If I had read the book first I probably wouldn't have watched the series and enjoyed both so much. As I said, this book and the series has very little in common so do not go into this expecting a perfect adaptation. However, if you enjoyed the series or like YA Sci-Fi, I suggest you check it out. I highly recommend this as a quick, non-complicated Sci-Fi.
Date published: 2014-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from cant wait for the second book to come out (Day 21) I bought this book after I watched the show. I really like this book. Its really interesting and i also cant wait for the second book to come out which is Day 21. I definitely would recommend this book to a friend :).
Date published: 2014-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ABSOLUTELY AMAZING I read this book before it actually came out, so i've been really excited to see what everyone else is thinking about this book. Well i'll tell you if you like dystopian novels, read this...NOW. The book is action packed but we still see that part of dystopian novels we love ( well i love) the inhumanity that brings out other's humanity. ENJOY!
Date published: 2014-04-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Greatly Written Point of Views The 100 is a science fiction novel about recolonizing Earth and what happened there. It is a story centered around four teenagers (Wells, Clarke, Bellamy, and Glass) that lived on the spaceship but got sent to Earth. Wells is the chancellor's son that is risking everything to try and get the forgiveness of the girl he loves. Clarke is a criminal that is getting a new chance at life on Earth. Bellamy is a boy that fought his way onto the ship to protect his innocent sister, Octavia. Glass is a criminal that escaped being sent to Earth but realized that being on the spaceship is as dangerous as being on Earth. This novel is told in four point of views, switching every chapter. I thought that would be why I couldn't enjoy the book but the switching views didn't bother me at all. Normally, I hate even dual views but I fared surprisingly well with four different point of views. It's nice to see what all the characters are doing and what they're feeling. My favourite character was Bellamy, the protective brother that would make sure his sister is okay at all costs. The 100 is a book with potentials and it made me satisfied. Hopefully the sequel will be even more outstanding than this one. The ending didn't surprise me all that much because I watched the CW TV show trailer (yes, it's coming to TV!). It did end on a pretty good note and now it just left me waiting for the sequel. Rating: C
Date published: 2013-12-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointing and Predictable In the future, humans are living in spaceships above Earth's toxic atmosphere. With their resources running low, the leaders decide to take drastic measures in hopes to save everyone. Their plan: send 100 teen prisoners down to earth, all fitted with special bracelets that will monitor their life signs so those in space will know if it's safe to return to Earth. This book is already being turned into a TV show on The CW and the concept sounded interesting so I had high hopes when I bought this book. And ended up pretty disappointed. It's told in four alternating POVs, Clarke, Wells, Bellamy, and Glass and I found myself enjoying some POVs a lot more than others. I liked Wells straight away, Bellamy and Glass grew on me through the book, but the more I read about Clarke, the more I disliked her. So of course it felt like most of the focus was on her. At times there also felt like there was a disconnect between switching POVs instead of being a smooth transition so that took me out of the story. The characters felt a little cliché, as did a lot of their reactions. Bellamy, Clarke, and Graham especially caused a lot of eye rolling at their self-importance and hypocrisy. One character I would have loved to see a lot more of was Bellamy's little sister Octavia. There's a girl I would have preferred getting to know a lot more than Clarke's endless boy drama. There's a lot of flashbacks in this book as well. Some had a point and revealed a lot about the character but others felt pointless, like a few lines in the present could have explained the same thing instead of pages of a flashback. There were also a lot of plot clichés that annoyed me because they made the story so predictable. Even the big twist at the end has been done so many times that my reaction was more of an 'of course that happens' instead of 'AHHHHH'. Still interested in how they're going to turn this into a TV show though.
Date published: 2013-10-01

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The 100

by Kass Morgan

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: September 3, 2013

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0316234516

ISBN - 13: 9780316234511

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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.
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