SciFi Book Review: The 100

The 100 by Kass Morgan

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.

One hundred imprisoned teenagers are being sent to Earth to see if it’s livable again. Not all of them are guilty of terrible crimes. But the humans are desperately overcrowding the ships even with strict guidelines in place. Clarke and Wells had a brief romance that led to betrayal. Bellamy’s only motive is to protect his sister. And Glass comes from a life of privilege, but fell in love with a poor young man. Each has their own stories and secrets, told in flashbacks.

Not surprisingly, the series has been picked up for television and is coming to The CW in 2014. The 100 is an incredible, character-driven story of love, heartache, intrigue, and survival. The first installment focuses on the above key characters, with plenty of adventure, mystery, and plot twists. The excitement builds to a climactic ending with a big cliffhanger. If you enjoy dystopian novels with a side of romance, don’t miss this fantastic, new series.