Review – The 100 by Kass Morgan

the 100The 100 (Bk 1)

by Kass Morgan

I didn’t even know about this book until everyone wanted it on my swap site.  I guess there is a TV show.  Anyway, future dystopia aboard a spaceship orbiting Earth.  We blew ourselves to kingdom come, but before that happened some of humanity made it off Earth.  It is now 300 years later and they are sending their juvenile delinquents to Earth to see if it is habitable…will they survive?

Told from multiple points of view this story covers a few couples’ stories.  Everyone has a secret, no one is perfect and life aboard this spaceship is harsh!  No thanks.

It is a little Lord of the Flies meets Melrose Place (hahaha, just kidding, but sort of not).  Anyway, very entertaining.  If you like YA with some couple issues, dystopia, space and struggling to survive in harsh environments it is good.  My thing is it was hard to remember who was who and did what.  These kids ended up in jail for stupid but important things (when you are trying to keep humanity alive on a spaceship that doesn’t expand) and there are a lot of flashbacks so you can understand why one is mad at the other.  This means a lot has happened, but not a ton happens in the now.  You also have a lot of set up and worldbuilding to get through.  So, the next book will probably have a lot more action, especially since this book ends on a juicy “oh no!” pause.  It is good, it has plenty of stuff going on.  I am just having a hard time with YA and dystopia and paranormal these days.  I think I have overdone it and need a bit of a break, maybe a long old historical fiction, or a freak me out thriller.  Hmmmmm.  Anyway, this is a 3.5 comets blasting past the spaceship, be sure to get a good viewing spot from the deck.

About ocdreader

I love to read! I always have a book or four going, I have more books in my to-be-read pile than I can read in a year and yet I continue to haunt the bookstores. I have a problem, but I somehow soldier on. I enjoy talking books, so pass on your recommendations and thoughts - I would love to hear them.
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5 Responses to Review – The 100 by Kass Morgan

  1. Lord of the Flies meets Melrose Place, I’m not sure how I feel about that

  2. I’ve been watching the show and I’m really enjoying it! I’m not sure I will pick up the book though, I don’t think my tbr pile could take it. 😛 Plus, a lot of the reviews I’m reading for this are giving it 3 stars, a lot of people seem quite ‘meh’ about it!

    • ocdreader says:

      I hope you enjoy the series! I have to agree about the book, you probably get more from the series, they need to invent more stuff to keep things interesting (like Trueblood). lol

  3. jenniferbielman says:

    I do love this concept. When I saw the show come out I wanted to try the books, but I don’t know if it’s worth reading over the other books I need to read.

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