The 100 (The 100 Series #1)

The 100 (The 100 Series #1)

by Kass Morgan
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is incredible. I will have to admit that there were some snoozer parts in there. I just finished it and just about screamed of irritation because there is a second half to the book. I should have known. now I will have to wait for the next to come. yay....I LOVE waiting. word of advice...don't read it until the second book comes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WOW! I was skeptical of reading this because I have started watching the tv version of the 100( a must see, but you have to go into it with an open mind because the two versions are COMPLETELY different), but I am sooo glad that I did. The author chose to show the thoughts and feelings of the characters from each point of view,which I thought was very unique and indepth. The whole story is about a group of teenage convicts who are chosed to go down to Earth to test and see if it is habitable( they are the test trials in a desperate attempt to save the human race). Once they land they have to fave their fears of the unknown, and they have to struggle to survive. The whole story is a tornado of emotions with a certain love triangle that will leave you wanting more. . . Clarke- The daughter of two doctors with big secrets that lead to their deaths and also leaving Clarke alone with only her guilt and anger. She is one of the chosen convicts to have the " privledge" to go down to earth with her ex- boyfriend Wells, a new stranger who tempts her to let go of herself (and open up to him) named Bellamy, Bellamy's sister Octavia, and her best friend who gets injured in the crash to Earth. All the while a girl named Glass escaped to stay on the spaceship for her love Luke. But as Clarke struggles to let go of her past, she can't stop being as serious as she is and the emotions that she carries around just make you want to cheer her on. Bellamy- The stranger who shot the Chanceler to escape onto the ship to earth for his sister. Bellamy has led a hard life for a 20 year old, he has had ro raise his sister( who wasn't even suposed to be born because of the law saying that each person can only have one child), and now he is on Earth a planet he has only ever heard and read about. On the outside he is the fierce brother that would do ANYTHING for his sister, but on the inside he is a romantic almost in a rough poetic type of way. He was hurt once by a girl and is afraid to open up again, but Clarke just might change that. . . Wells- The typical nice guy who is son of the Chanceler. He broke a law just so he would be forced to be one of the 100 so that he could be with Clarke. Once on Earth he tries to restore order to unwilling people who don't want to be under rule again, all the while he is trying to win Clarke over. I have mixed feelings about Wells, he tries so hard to make up for his mistakes with Clarke, but everything he does just turns jut wrong. He seems too much of a pushover for Clarke who is strong and independent. If I was Clarke I would want Bellamy. . . Glass- A girl who has struggled through a relationship for the love of her life Luke. She was convicted and forced away from him, yet things change since the 100 leave because she escaped the drop by hiding. Her mom sees that she gets pardoned, but what will happen once Luke learns why she was convicted in the first place. . . I really reccomend this book, and I give a two thumps up to the author, amazing story!!! #teamBellamy;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was truly a great book, I could not put it down- literally. I got it at 10 in the morning and finished at 5 at night. It was good, the plot was really interesting and futuristic. I loved the settings, characters and plot. The only thing or things I absolutely hated about the book is the ending and the fact the next book isn't out and the let downs on some of the characters. But the characters certainly made a very interesting book and plot. Overall, this book was a 4 throughout the book but the ending for somethings made it a 3. But if you are thinking of reading this book, read it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing! It has...action, adventure, and romance. There are a lot of characters to keep track of, but each one has so much personality it isn't difficult. The story line is about a huge space station housing the remnants of Earth's population after a nuclear war destroys the planet. Now, the station is falling apart and there aren't enough resources left to keep all the inhabitants alive. Not sure if Earth is habitable, a group of 100 kids who are criminals are sent to down to the surface to see if they can survive. I highly recommend this book. It is a syfy Lord of the Flies in Land of the Lost. A tv series of the book was just launched, so far the book is better. Jp
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Getting into the characters and liking it more or less then. BAM! Acnowledgements..... um where did the rest of the book go? Oh you split it up to make a sequal how kind of you to give us some time to prepare for the second half, and bonus yall, we get to pay for the privelege. Aint that thoughtful.
book_lover123 More than 1 year ago
It was an AMAZING read! I loved it! I fell in love with the characters immediately! I devoured this book in a few days. I really liked the idea of "criminals" being sent down to earth and experiencing it for the first time. The ending shocked me and left me wanting more. But I loved it!  To be honest, I've looked at the world differently since reading this book!
Kaylexanna More than 1 year ago
(I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.) This book had an awesome premise. One hundred criminals are sent to Earth to determine if humanity can return there after being ravaged by some kind of nuclear attack three hundred years before. Sign me up! ...unfortunately, what The 100 promised in its blurb is not what it delivered, and I was majorly disappointed. For a book with just over three hundred pages, The 100 covers four different POVs. While I normally don't mind multiple POVs in a story, four is too many for a book this short. The reader doesn't really get to spend enough time in anyone's POV to really get to know them, so as a result, I didn't find myself attached to anyone. I generally need to be engaged with the characters to enjoy a book, so that was a major problem for me personally. Some of the main characters are flat-out unlikable, and others just aren't developed enough for me to care. The reader is also given very little to go on in terms of the two major settings in this book. The Colony is split into three sections: Phoenix, which seems to be for the richer or otherwise more privileged inhabitants of the ship, and Walden and Arcadia, where the poorer or more disadvantaged people live. Other than giving us the information that there is a bridge between the sections of the ship and that each section has a market and residential areas, I finished the book not really knowing what anything looked like or what the general layout was other than that there is a bridge (somewhere) and there is more than one level. There is also one section of the entire ship that we only know of by name and know pretty much nothing about, and none of the characters visits it across the entire three hundred pages of the book, which made me wonder why the ship was split into three parts in the first place, if one of them is basically not even in the book. It's also heavily hinted that the Earth the hundred criminals are landing on is going to be a savage, dangerous place, but the reader is given almost no details to differentiate it from Earth as we know it today. The surrounding area the hundred live in is also fairly vague. I never really got a feeling for where they end up living, other than knowing of a few landmarks that are some vague distance away. In the end, what could have been a really interesting, awesome setting just turns into a vague blob with some not-so-vague blobs around it. It is also important to note that while The 100 frames itself as a science fiction novel with some romance novels, it is more of a romance novel taking place in a sci-fi/post-apocalyptic setting. The focus is definitely first and foremost on the romance, and everything else takes a backseat, to the book's detriment. The writing itself wasn't bad, and I think I could have enjoyed the book had it trimmed the POVs down to two (one on Earth and one on the Colony would have been fine) or even just one, but as it is, I couldn't get to know any of the characters or the place, which made it really hard for me to care about what was happening. :(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story..better than the show can't wait for the sequel!
M-dog More than 1 year ago
Very Good must read book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Unlike many books, I find that the tv series may out do the book. I was forcing myself to read it and did not care much for the characters.
Irishelf More than 1 year ago
Very interesting book, but it has only 223 pages, not 352.  Way too expensive for the number of pages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Soon to be a CW TV Series, The 100 follows a group of 100 delinquents in the dystopian future where no one has been on Earth for a while. There should be another installment coming soon. This reminds me of Divergent, The Hunger Games and the Lord of the Flies.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It kept me intrigued, pretty quick read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was happy to see the books are very different from the TV series. The book was reasonably good but still needs work due to the slow pace. Too much filler makes it somewhat tedious but at least it was a fast read. Even the action sequences seem muted down and the cliffhanger was an eye-roller.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
...but I'll never encourage anyone to waste time reading it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
blamethebooks More than 1 year ago
While I enjoyed listening to The 100, it didn't really impress me very much. It was an interesting story, but never went deep enough for me to connect to the story or the characters. I have listened to this audiobook twice, and I am still confused about the relationships between all the characters. Clarke used to date Wells, who is best friends with Glass, who was dating Luke, who is now dating Camille, who I think is maybe friends with someone else. I honestly have no idea. There are so many connections and the point of view changed so often that I kept losing track of who had connections with other characters. The one character that I liked the most was Bellamy, but I didn't develop any connection to or concern for the other characters. While the story was interesting and full of action, some of the storytelling needed some work. For example, there is a scene where two space stations are sealed off from each other in an effort to preserve oxygen. Yet one of the characters climbs through the air ducts to get from one station to the other. If everything is sealed off to preserve oxygen, it shouldn't be so easy to travel through the air ducts. It makes no sense. This is the most glaring example, but there were other instances in the book where I wished details had been more fleshed out. The concept of the story is really interesting, and I kept finding myself wanting more and getting let down. All in all, the story was entertaining, but not one that will stick with me for a long time. I haven't seen the TV show yet, but I can understand why so many people say the show is so much better. I can picture a lot of the scenes having great potential for TV. Seeing this story unravel on the screen will probably help to flesh out the details I was missing in the book. I enjoyed the story enough that I will probably listen to the next book at some point in the future. And I really want to finally watch the show. But unfortunately, I am already having trouble remembering a lot of details about the story because it didn't have a tremendous impact on me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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DownrightDystopian More than 1 year ago
warning: this review contains spoilers for the television show So, after marathoning seasons two and three of The 100 television show in two days, I knew that I had to check out the book series. I had heard that they were really different than the television show, which is completely fine. I just wanted more of the characters to hold me over until season four released! Clarke was just like she was in the show. Extremely caring and a kind of leader. Except her parents were both killed, instead of just her father. Yeah, I didn't see that coming! I really liked that Wells was actually alive in the book series. I had always wondered what the story would've been like if he hadn't died within the second episode of the television series! I'm not the biggest fan of him, mainly because it was his fault that Clarke's parents were floated, but it it creates an interesting storyline with him still alive and well. It's also really cool that he and Clarke actually had a relationship in the book. As in, they dated. I felt like Wells was kind of selfish at times too. He kept mentioning how everything he did was for Clarke to the point where it wasn't really romantic at all, just annoying and creepy. Octavia is so young now! I'm not sure if I'm recalling correctly, but I'm pretty sure that she wasn't fourteen in the television show. She is in the book! It definitely makes the relationship between Bellamy and Octavia slightly different, but in an okay way. I was a little annoyed that it was randomly thrown in that Octavia has drug issues. She did pretty well at hiding it because when it was revealed, it seemed so out-of-place. Glass is a really interesting character. She is absolutely nonexistent in the television show, so it's interesting learning about a new character that was meant to be there! I think that she's pretty great because she is still on the ship, thus showing the reader what is happening there. In the television show, we see through Jaha on the spaceship. Bellamy is my favorite, though he's my favorite in the show too. It seems like Bellamy and Clarke might actually get together in the books! I'd be so happy if they did, because I've been rooting for it through the television show endlessly. The only thing that bothered me about the book version of Bellamy is that he really wasn't much of a leader. He basically just kept trying to help Octavia.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing book!
vampiregrl123 More than 1 year ago
I will admit that I watched the first season of the show before I read the book. Well not really watched… my boyfriend at the time’s roommate watched the show so it was on when I was over. Regardless, I ended up wanting to read the book more than I wanted to continue watching the show. Shocking, right? I thought that the idea of the story was original enough to pass as not being a copy of another work. Meaning that I’ve seen the whole “we left earth because it wasn’t safe but now we want to return” idea before. I really enjoyed the story. Kass Morgan’s writing was intriguing and engaging enough that I couldn’t put the book down. I’m not going to lie, I loved the book way better than the TV show, which I guess some other readers didn’t, but hey everyone has their own opinions. This story is told in multiple points of view, at least four if I am remembering correctly. I didn’t mind this at all. I like having the different perspectives of the characters and knowing how everyone is feeling. I especially loved Bellamy’s chapters and found myself wishing for more. There is a love triangle in this novel between Clarke and Bellamy, and Clarke and Wells. I will admit that I, like many others, ship Bellarke. I think that they are so cute together. I know a lot of readers aren’t fans of the love triangle, but I don’t mind it if it is done well, which I think Morgan accomplished. I can’t wait to continue on with the novels. I’m hoping to read the next one sometime this year.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Different then the show and I love it. It's like all new characters . I'm keeping my fingers crossed that my boo is a real character in the book.
chapterxchapter More than 1 year ago
After watching the first season of the show that’s based on the novels, I was very excited to get reading author Cass Morgan’s The 100. I’ll admit, I’m a bit biased already just by having watched the show. I was excited to find out what kind of original story would bring a show like the CW’s The 100 to life and had pretty high expectations. I was very pleased to find myself having been quickly immersed in The 100 and I absolutely couldn’t put the book down. Dystopia with a bit of sci-fi and romance and the drama that comes with the fight to survive? Sign me up! Told from the alternating points of view of the novel’s protagonists Clarke, Wells, Glass, and Bellamy—The 100 is the story of a group of one hundred teens who have been born on the Ark; the only place inhabited by mankind after a nuclear war wiped Earth out. After centuries spent in space, one hundred teenage criminals who have been kept detained on the Ark have been sent down on to Earth to see if the planet is inhabitable again. Clarke is the daughter to a pair of scientists on the Ark who were executed for crimes against humanity. Wells is the Chancellor’s son who gave up his life on the Ark in order to save the girl he loves most—Clarke. Glass was supposed to be sent to Earth alongside the rest of the hundred but after narrowly escaping the ships, she becomes the novel’s sole storyteller whose life revolves around a life on the Ark. Lastly, we have Bellamy who has committed the ultimate act of treason to save and protect his young sister, Octavia, at any means necessary. It wasn’t difficult to fall in love with Cass Morgan’s writing style and storyline. Every chapter is fast-paced and intriguing. I actually found the way that the story was told to be very unique in that each chapter (for the most part) has a flashback in italics that gives us all more insight into who our protagonists were before they came to Earth. There is so much mystery shrouding Clarke, Wells, Glass, and Bellamy when readers first open the novel but as the storyline progresses the exposition that’s been set in place begins to get expanded on. Morgan’s prose is unique and beautiful, leaving it easy for readers to get swept up in her plot and the world she’s built. As someone who enjoyed the show, I was incredibly eager to get to see more of Bellamy. I absolutely loved his portrayal on the series (and shout out to Bob Morley for being so hot *finger guns*) and was ecstatic to get to read whole chapters from his point of view. Also, as someone who enjoyed the show and as someone whose one true pairing (OTP) is Clarke/Bellamy, it was nice seeing their interactions in the novel fitting my ideal standards. Long story short: if you’re a viewer of the show who ships the above OTP, pick up the book. Seriously. You’ll have no regrets. As easy as it was to get swept up in Morgan’s The 100, I was surprised to find the novel having ended so soon. It felt like just as things were beginning to finally pick up in the novel a dramatic moment took place and the book was concluded on a cliff-hanger. While I’m lucky enough to have the novel’s sequel on hand and at the ready, I can understand how an ending like that could become frustrating to readers who aren’t nearly so fortunate. Mostly, it felt like a lot of The 100 was the first half of a novel that got cut off short for unspecified reasons (the need to make a sequel?) and I personally am not too sure how
BookWorm221 More than 1 year ago
I’ll start by being honest and accept the fact that one if not the main reason I wanted to read this book was because I knew they had turned it into a successful tv show, I have not watched the tv show and after reading the book I’m not sure I will. And it’s not because I think the book is bad, on the contrary, the book is really really good and I’m feeling sort of protecting of it. The books is narrated from different points of view and this definitely makes it more easy and fast to read, it also gives it that sense that there’s always something happening with the characters. Also in each chapter we also get a flashback involving the person who narrates said character, this gives us a sense of who these people are and what they did to get sent to back to Earth. So the premise is this, many years ago there was a nuclear blast, this means that the Earth was not a viable option for living, so before this happened people built ship in space that could hold people while the Earth lost the radiation left by the blast. Our story is set many years after those first ships, the Colony can’t take more people anymore, the oxygen is getting low and they need to find a new place to live, so what they do is send 100 kinds who were in prison back to Earth to test the radiation levels and also start a new colonization. As I said before the fact that the book is told from many PoV’s is really remarkable, we get to know more stories and I feel like the plot grows more and more. The premise is one that I haven’t read before so for me the book felt new and exciting. I look forward to reading the next book in the series.
Shawscribbles More than 1 year ago
My youngest son got me watching the television show adaptation of this book and it didn't take long before I was hooked. My 17-year old daughter saw me watching it and said it was good but the book was better. I said "There's a book?" Needless to say I binge watched (thank you, Netflix) the show but more quickly binge read the entire book series. I do prefer the book to the television series because, as is so often the case with books, it is much richer than the screen version. I love Dystopian novels (currently I'm working on my own) and Kass Morgan did not disappointment. Anyone who reads my reviews knows that when I love a book, I can't put it down. And that's how I was with The 100 (and with Book 2 and 3 in the series as well). I think the book may be underrated because the television series is so popular. If you've only watched the tv show, do yourself a favour and pick up the book. You'll find a level of character development, plot twists and depth of story so much more rewarding that you get from the screen version. Highly recommended for any Dystopian lovers out there!