The 100 Review

Hey guys it’s Meagan and today I’m here to review The 100 by Kass Morgan

*Also, this is a review of the book, not the TV show, I will have a discussion about the show up soon, since I’ve seen that too*

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. summery 

I’d say that The 100 was a good one-time read, but I don’t see myself rereading it anytime soon. The 100 has an interesting plot, with good characters that have fleshed out backstories but it lacks on execution.

Things I Liked
As I said above, the plot was interesting. It’s interesting because, if you think about it, you can’t expect a bunch of criminals to act civilized together and survive on Earth; there’s clearly going to be some personalities clashing. This is really interesting, in theory, and I feel like Kass Morgan showed this, at times; I will go more into this later.
Another good thing was the characters. I really enjoyed how Kass slowly gave us each character’s backstory, instead of all at once, because it helped her have more time to develop each character. By the end of the book I felt like I knew all of the main characters really well because I had spent so much time with them and learning about their past. I also liked how Kass included a character, Glass, that was still in space. This allowed the reader to still see what was going on in space, through a character’s POV who has a solid story and backstory to go with her. Instead of a character thrown into the story just for the purpose of showing the reader what was happening in space, and that has no substance or character traits.

Things I Didn’t Like
Like I said in my rating, the book had a good concept but lacked on execution with some things. One of these things is the concept of the one hundred being criminals and how they would probably clash a lot if you put people in a situation like this. As I said above  Kass does a good job of showing this but only at times, I feel like it could be shown better. These are people who are used to doing whatever they have to in order to get what they want, and I feel like that would come into play more as these people are trying to survive.

Overall, I enjoyed The 100 as a one-time read, but I don’t see myself rereading it anytime soon.

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