That was the thing about secrets-you had to carry them with you forever, no matter what the cost
To Me The 100 was a very disappointed read. Which I will I will only include the first three novels in The 100 series.
Book Review: The 100 (1-3) by Kass Morgan
Title & Author: The 100 (1-3) by Kass Morgan
Genre: Dystopia, Science-Fiction
Release Date: September 3 2013
Series: The 100
Publisher: Little Brown
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.
I gave The 100 series 1.25 hearts out of five hears. This is a review of only the first three novels but I hated it so much I do not want to bother reading the last part in this series. Also this way I felt the series was done as much as it could be done.
I gave The 100 and Day 21 only one star, because it felt really badly written and not interesting. Only Homecoming had a bit of interesting stuff. But I have a hard time remembering anything from them.
First of all, the story was pretty confusing because it was written from four POVs, but only if you payed very good attention, you can figure out from whose point you are reading from. The POVs are Clarke, Wells, Bellamy and Glass and only Glass is still on the spacestation, the rest of them is on Earth. But I also did not care for the people on the ground. I thought that even though Glass’ life on the spacestation after the start of the story was the most interesting one, even though it was pretty shallow (at least in the beginning).
The characters do not develop much, you only learn really about the things that happened before and how the bonds between the kids lay. It just annoyed the crap out of me.
Half way through reading The 100, I had to close it, because I got to my destination and I noticed I was half way, even though nothing had happened yet! I was so annoyed with that fact, even though it was a pretty fast read.
Only at the end of Day 21 it start to get interesting when the ships from the station are coming down to earth, steering up more trouble for the 100 that were already bothered by the bad others.
Now, that I am try to write this review, I am noticing I gave Homecoming two hearts, but I don’t know why. I really hated it, it had even less they were doing and just people being hurt. Because of this I have to change my review to just 1 heart, because Homecoming does not allow for a second star!
Maybe the tv-series is better, but I don’t know!
When the tv-series came out I told myself it was interesting, but I never saw more than a couple of episodes. But apparently it is well received, since this year it is going to have it’s 4th season. Maybe it is because the story line I liked best is not even there or because it is badly acted. I don’t know. If you have a different opinion or think I should push through, because it is worth it. Please let me know in the comments down below!
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