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REVIEW: The 100 (The Hundred #1) by Kass Morgan

The 100 by Kass Morgan
Series: The Hundred #1
Published by Little Brown Books for Young Readers on 3rd September 2013
Pages: 323
Source: *Received from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

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.
A riveting and realistic-feeling novel that will have you wondering what you would do in their position. I love the original cover, and for once I really like the TV series book cover!

100 prisoners are sent down to Earth, on a quest to determine whether Earth is now survivable. But what happens when they are all young. Where there are no rules. Where they can start over. Where they are alone. Where they have to survive. Where they have to trust. Alone.

There were numerous perspectives in this novel, but do not be put of, it is really easy to remember who was who. But these are the following characters who stood out most. The only problem I had was with our main character Clarke. She would not give anyone a rest! "It was you!", "Why did you do this?", "Why didn't you do this?", when they were in danger of getting killed! They were just looking our for her, but she continuously turned it against them! The drama!!! Belemy was a character who I enjoyed learning about most, alongside his sister they both have their mysteries and stories meaning I am interested to learn more about them.

The plot of this novel I felt was a little slow however it is certainly interesting, the cliff hanger ending left you wanting more. The setting of this novel was what I loved most, so intriguing, dark, cruel and yet wonderful; their lives on different areas of the ship alongside their rules had me engrossed into their world and ways of living.

This is a unique and imaginative novel, that will make you think of what will really happen to the world one day. I am certainly looking forward to reading Day 21.


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