The 100 - Kass Morgan


   You may know this book from the CW series that everybody seems to be binge watching on Netflix. I read this book with high hopes, it was made into a TV show so it has to be good right? That wasn't exactly how it went however. 

   The 100 is the first book in a series that follows a group of 100 teen criminals that were sent back to Earth after it became uninhabitable. The story takes place in the future where the remainder of the human race is living in a spaceship, The Colony, in Earths orbit. The teens have to figure out how to survive, while love interests blossom in true YA fashion. 

            I was underwhelmed with The 100. It felt like the first half of a book, not just the first installment. What I found the most frustrating was the world building, which was majorly lacking. I was confused about the law system on The Colony, it didn't seem to have a lot of structure for something so influential to the novel. Another gripe that I have is,  if the human race was so endangered, due to Earth being uninhabitable, then why were they putting HUNDREDS of teenagers to death due of petty crimes?  I just didn't understand the justification for that and it really put me off the book. 

Conclusions: The 100 is not the worst book I have every read and it was mildly entertaining if you can look past plot holes and like some adventure with lots of romance. I don't intend to continue this series, I may however watch the TV show on Netflix. 
Rating: 2/5 Stars (Not the Worst, Just Meh)

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