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.
“That was the thing about secrets-you had to carry them with you forever, no matter what the cost.”
Yay for finishing my first book of the year. It’s been five days since the new year began, and only now am I getting the chance to catch up on my reading. I have to say that I’m pretty proud of myself for not taking too long, although at the rate that I took to finish this, I did take longer than I really wanted. So at least I got that out of the way.
Unfortunately, I had a hard time getting through this book. I thought that since I like the TV show I would at least enjoy the book somewhat, but then I remember how I felt when I was reading The Vampire Diaries after falling in love with the show years before.
Yeah… same situation.
Really the only reason why I finished this book was because I just wanted it to be over. There were very few parts of the book that I actually enjoyed, but it wasn’t enough to keep me interested or read the rest of the series. Granted, the plot twist at the end was exactly what I was expecting, and had I liked the book, I would have been very quick to pick up the next book or at least finish it.
The premise of the book was great. To think that people have been living in space for the past 300 years or so after humans end up destroying Earth in a nuclear war is something that could easily happen with the way things are going right now. This book would have been the perfect way to delve deeper into that world and see what would happen if humans found a way to go back to Earth after all those years.
Honestly, I really wanted to see that play out, and I was really hoping that it would be a really good book. But unfortunately, it just didn’t catch my interest as much as it should have. Keep in mind, this is only the first book of the series, and maybe it was Morgan’s intention to keep it that way so as not to give too much away in the first book. But if the first book isn’t enough to keep me interested, then what would make me want to go on to the rest of the series?
Watch the TV show. The action is better, the story is more exciting, the characters are people you actually want to root for. Well, except for Clarke. For some reason, I just don’t like her in either outlet. Sorry.
Rated: 3/5 ★