The Hundred by Kass Morgan {Book Review}

I started watching the series a few years ago but never got around to finishing it.

I think I only got halfway through the second season before I was distracted by other things.

This year my sister in law M and I decided to buddy-read some books together, and I know that she LOVES this series, I thought this would be a great book to start with!

DISCLAIMER: This review could contain possible spoilers based on my opinions. All opinions and views are my own.

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Challenge prompt: A buddy read book.
Originally published: 2013

Pages: 336
Format: E-Book

Plot:

Humanity now lives on spaceships far above Earth’s radioactive surface. There was no choice but to evacuate after a devastating nuclear war destroyed Earth and life on it.

Now the leaders of the remaining population are ready to recolonise the planet, not knowing if it’s safe to do so yet. They are sending one hundred juvenile criminals down, expendable to their society on a dangerous mission to Earth.

No one knows if they will survive the mission, let alone the landing, and the hundred have no idea what is waiting for them on the surface and who they can trust to ensure their survival.

Thoughts:

The Hundred is an easy read with a good pace. There are some time jumps to take the reader back to the past to give insight into current situations, and it’s easy to distinguish what part of the story you are in and what timeline you’re following.

The premise of the book is fantastic and the plot is fairly unique.

The book is written from multiple point of views of characters and while I’m usually not a fan of too many views in a book, this worked well here because you’re able to experience each of the characters emotions and thoughts, and get more information about their past and how they ended up as part of the hundred.

There is an obvious love triangle going on there, even though not all the characters are into the concept, it’s not as overwhelming in the book as it sometimes comes across in books.

There are quite a few characters to keep track of in the book, but some stand out more than others.

Clarke is a nice character, and angry and moody, but there was nothing exceptional I found about her or why she was made leader of the hundred.

Wells’ decisions really put me off the character, and while it’s these actions that make his part in the story more prominent, I didn’t really warm up to him as the book went along.

Siblings Bellemy and Octavia are interesting characters with backstories to keep you up at night, and the revelation about how they ended up with the hundred is filled with worry and courage.

Another character to look out for is Glass, who isn’t in the TV series sadly, who too has an amazing backstory and the only real love relationship I picked up on in the book between her and Luke. I was rooting for her all the way and felt a little broken for her when her truth was revealed in the book.

M’s thoughts:

To be honest, it took me a while to get into the book. It might be because it is different from the show in some ways.
There are characters in the book that weren’t in the series and vice versa.
I greatly enjoyed them all. This is a good story, and it is written with great style.
I appreciate it when you feel like you are there with someone’s writing style.
I do look forward to reading the rest of the series.
So, whether you enjoy reading, watching or listening to a story – This is a good pick.
Enjoy😊

Overview:

There are some major differences between the book and the series with some characters not appearing in the book as they did in the series and vice versa, but I definitely prefer the book version as some of the characters there were so interesting and really added a different perspective the series couldn’t give.

My Rating:

The book has a rating of 3.57 on GoodReads. I gave it a 5.

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