Synopsis: An epic journey from the depths of outer space to a wild, futuristic Earth
In 3010, humanity lives in city-like spaceships orbiting far above Earth’s toxic atmosphere. No one knows when, or even if, the planet will be habitable again. But faced with dwindling resources, government leaders know they must reclaim their homeland . . . before it’s too late.
Now a hundred juvenile delinquents are sent on a high-stakes mission to re-colonize Earth. After a brutal crash landing, the teens arrive on a savagely beautiful planet. Confronting the dangers of this rugged new world, they struggle to form a tentative community and to get over their dark pasts. In order to survive, they must learn to trust – and even love – again.
200words (or less) review: When I initially read the blurb for The 100 I was really interested, I actually bought it before I knew about the TV Series (which I haven’t seen). It’s a quick read and I do like the premise but…
The 100 is told from multiple POV’s; Clarke, Wells, Bellamy and Glass. Their stories all link together in at one point or another (Wells and Glass are/were best friends for example) but then they have their own set of additional characters that are important. I don’t have a problem with multiple POV’s but I think that in this case there were too many.
I never particularly connected to the characters and thought the story didn’t move as quickly as it could have. Also there are lot of flashbacks, they eased off by the second half of the book but at times I was tempted to skim-read them so I could get back to what was happening on Earth.
The 100 suffers a bit from being the book that sets up everything to come, the cliff-hanger at the end points to this. I’m hoping that means the next installment has a good platform to start from.
Not sure, I do want to see what the sequel is like.