- Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
- Format: Paperback | 336 pages
- Dimensions: 137mm x 208mm x 25mm | 295g
- Publication date: 18 March 2014
- ISBN 10: 0316234494
- ISBN 13: 9780316234498
- Edition: Media tie-in
- Edition statement: Media Tie In
- Sales rank: 3,523
"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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Kass Morgan received a bachelor's degree from Brown University and a master's from Oxford University. She currently works as an editor and lives in Brooklyn, New York.
By AmandaEmma 13 Aug 2014
I received a digital copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review
I enjoyed this book, but not as much as I hoped. I liked the characters, I enjoyed the setting and I liked that not every thing had to be about love - even though it is quite prominent in this book.
Somehow I really like Clarke, how she cares for others and how brave she is. But something I hate about her is how quickly her emotions change, one second she's forgiving and happy and the other she's so mad - sometimes for a reason but other times out of the blue. It kind of annoyed me.
Glass... I don't really know what to feel about her. Some part of me like this hopeless romantic who'd do anything for the boy she loves - but another part thinks she's weak and has to stand on her own. I also feel like this love story between her and Luke (=the boy she loves) is just Kass' way of throwing some 'Romeo and Juliet' in the book.
Wells, again, another character I both love and hate. I kind of admire him for going to Earth because he wants to make sure nothing happens to Clarke, he loves her which is both a bad and a good thing, I think I like him a bit more than I hate him due to him maybe drawing the short straw too many times.
To sum my feelings up on characters I don't think there's a character that I absolutely love or hate, they are all 'neutral' I guess, which is pretty frustrating.
I liked that we see the story from different point of views, we have Glass, Clarke, Bellamy and Wess who's basically our main character and eyes. In a way it was also quite confusing at times but I still enjoyed it.
I also specially loved that we both see what goes on on Earth and on the Spaceship as well.
To be honest though, until about 60-70% of the way through I was pretty neutral about the whole book, but those last 30-40% was pretty intriguing and it ended up being quite the page turner.
Nevertheless I ended up enjoying this book and I hope the sequel is better or at least just as good as the last part of this one.
"A mash-up of the hit TV reality show Survivor and traditional science fiction...Morgan's weave of pop-culture elements and politics make for a gripping read." ""School Library Journal"""