Friday, April 10, 2015

The 100 by Kass Morgan


The 100 by Kass Morgan

Page Count: 323
Published on: September 3rd 2013
Published by: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers 
Genre(s): YA, Science Fiction, Dystopian/Post-Apocalyptic 

Where To Find ItGoodreads // Amazon

My Rating: 4 stars


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Goodreads synopsis: 

     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.


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Hey guys!

     If you guys have watched the show The 100, you should totally read the book it's based on! I will admit, you should read the book first. I wish I had read it first. Honestly, I like the show better than I like the book...But as a book, The 100 is excellent! But there were just little details in the show that I loved soo much! Hopefully, the second and third book, Day 21 & Homecoming, will be just as good. 
  
      What I didn't like at all was that the characters were either diabolical or extremely whiny about their love lives. They weren't focused on surviving as much as they were focused on making it on there own and not as if the whole human race didn't rely on the 100 kids surviving! I mean guys! HELLOOO!?!? You'd think that these kids would want to survive. I also hate that Graham kid..ohh he grates on my nerves! And Octavia! The book character is so muck different than the show's Octavia! I mean wow! Just wow...Bellamy! Ohhh I love Bellamy! He's nearly exactly like the show's Bellamy...Oh and another thing! Why aren't Glass and Luke in the show but Finn and Raven were added instead? That makes no sense whatsoever! I hate Wells. He takes risks that could affect the whole human race (on the Arc) and over Clarke. *ANGRY FACE* Stop being stupid Wells. 
   
     I loved how the book focused a lot on the whole justice system on the Arc. That was soo nice. In the show you are given hints of what the kids were put in Confinement for but not completely. I also loved the parts with Bellamy and Clarke...I totally ship them...

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***Spoilers From This Point Forward: Read At Your Own Risk!!!***


Things that were in the book but not the show:

~Uh both of Clarke's parent's are dead because the Vice-Chancellor forced her parents to do radiation testing on children that were either with out parents or were children that were illegally born. And Clarke is convicted because she frequently went into the lab to try to comfort a young girl name Lily.

~The love triangle between Wells-Clarke-Bellamy is rather in the show: Bellamy-Clarke-Finn. Who is Finn? Who knows, the writers made him up.

~Luke and Glass! Glass was Confined for getting pregnant by Luke, but when she tried to run away from the guards when they stormed her house, she fell down and lost her baby. Also, she said that Luke's pervy best friend was the baby daddy, and as a result he was executed almost immediately because he wasn't a minor. Glass's mother also some how got Glass out of her Confinement sentence when Glass escaped the drop ship after Chancellor Jaha was shot by Bellamy (I'm assuming that she slept with the Vice-Chancellor...).

~Clarke shows no interest in leading the 100, but she is the only one really trained in a medical field so she is valuable to the group.

~Clarke is always blaming Wells for everything that goes wrong, and he lets her.

~Wells is the reason the Arc is going to fall out of the sky and it was because he wants to be with Clarke. Also, Wells is alive throughout the book (rather than the brutal death he experienced in the 3rd episode of the show). He is also a "love interest" of Clarke, rather than her best friend. 

~Octavia...She's born in the same circumstances in the show (under the radar, illegally and hid in a closet) but her mother goes insane when she's a toddler, because she's afraid of being caught and killed. She frequently tells Bellamy: "you can't have a mother and a sister." Which is incredibly grim...Eventually, Bellamy's mother commits suicide and Bellamy and Octavia eventually have to go get help. Oh yeah and Octavia and Bellamy are banished towards the end because Octavia steals the whole medical supply kit, because she's addicted to drugs that get rid of her nightmares at night...

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     Over all this book was really good by itself. But if I had to compare it to the show it would have to be about 3 and 1/2 stars. But that's not fair to compare it to the show because the show is only "loosely based" off of the book! So it would be a solid 4 stars. :) Kass Morgan didn't really disappoint with the 100. :) 

Who do you guys ship with Clarke? Do you watch The 100? What season are you on? Who's your favorite character?

Until next time guys!
Olivia
~livthebooknerd~