Octavia was the only person in the world who truly knew him. There was no one else he really cared about ever seeing again. But then he glanced over Clarke, who was leaning over to breathe in the scent of a bright pink flower, the sun catching the gold strands in her hair, and suddenly he wasn’t so sure” The 100, Kass Morgan
Initial Thoughts: I had originally attempted to read The 100 a few years ago when the series first began airing. I ended up putting it down, and placing it at the far back of one of my shelves. I ended up attempting it again by listening to an audiobook version. I was so close to the ending, but I ended up putting it aside. Finally, I finished the novel this summer. You can probably tell by now how I feel about this book.
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.” – Goodreads
A few years ago, when I saw The 100 in a book store, I was instantly captivated by the premise. There is a dystopian storyline where earth has been made uninhabitable by some sort of nuclear war which has forced humans to build spaceships until the radiation subsides. There is a strong female heroine, Clarke, whose medical knowledge is Continue reading