en-The 100 - Kass Morgan review
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 re-colonize 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 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.
I have seen a part of the Netflix series a while ago. And when I saw that Blossom Books came out with these new editions I immediately bought them. Let's be honest: They are looking amazing!
I started right away when it was delivered. And I loved it so much! The cover immediately took my attention and I was instantly transported into the story. The characters in the book are a little bit different from the ones in the tv show. It do has a lot similarities with the tv show but there are a lot of differences too. Which I absolutely loved! In this way you can partly rely on the tv show for visualizations for some characters and scenes, and also partly rely on your own imagination to fill in other scenes and characters that are not in the tv show.
The book different points of view. It switches between Bellamy, Clarke, Wells and Glass. We get to know them better with each chapter. We get a closer look in their lives now, as the lives they used to live before. We get flashbacks of their lives in the past and get to know them a little bit better. We see how their actions changed their live completely. I really liked Bellamy's character. He looks like a tough and bad guy, but behind the curtains he is a really fragile human being, who does everything to save his little sister. We could easily say the same about Wells, but I don't feel it that way. I didn't like his character and he even started to annoy me. He wants to do everything for Clarke, but his self- centered personality is standing between them. He is really selfish and short sighted and kind of pathetic if you ask me.
The book surprised me more than I thought. I thought I was going to like it very much, but I didn't think I would be this fascinated by it. I just couldn't put it away and I was intrigued by the characters. The book itself is really different from the tv show and those differences got my attention.
- Author: Kass Morgan
- Genre: Young Adult
- Themes: New Age, love, trust
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
- Published: August 2013
- Pages: 323 pages
- Rating : * * * *