The 100 (The 100 #1) by Kass Morgan: Book Review

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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.

– Goodreads

My Review

My Rating: 3/5

It wasn’t terrible. I enjoyed reading the book in general; it was simple, quick, and the premise is great. There are four point-of-view characters which I liked however they often sounded quite like each other which made it jarring to read at times – Bellamy was the best written character, when it comes to unique voice, by far.

The story itself wasn’t that interesting. I was expecting there to be adventure with the hundred roaming the woods, finding new plants and animals – more of a survival story. But the story felt shallow.

This book felt more like an introduction to the characters, not a story on survival which I was expecting. Maybe it’s my fault for assuming the ideal plotline, but after the reveal at the end of this first book, I am hoping to see more of what I came for in the second one.

Overall, not terrible, but certainly not great either.

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