The 100 (#1 The One Hundred)
Join one hundred teens on an epic journey from outer space to a barely recognizable Earth in this high-profile commercial teen series.
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.
The Hunger Games meets Lost in this spectacular new series: soon to be airing on US TV channel CW, home of The Vampire Diaries and Gossip Girl
... the writing is fast-paced and engaging. The back-stories that are gradually revealed for each of the characters are interesting, and provide intriguing hints at the tensions and problems that exist in the spaceships. From the strictly monitored one-child policy, to a democracy that is crumbling from within, and a distinct class system that is surely just a spark away from causing the entire colony to explode into conflict, there are multiple fascinating issues that appear to have arisen in this post-apocalyptic society. thebookbag.co.uk Fantastic teen romance... packed with powerful and empowered characters. Starburst Magazine The 100 is set to be the next big thing in the world of YA books and TV - I was thrilled to receive one of 100 proofs of the first book in the series to review. Before the paperback has even had its UK publication, a TV series is being developed by the people behind The Vampire Diaries and Gossip Girl, so I was keen to see what all the buzz was about... I found The 100 a rapid and enjoyable read - as a new entry into the Young Adult dystopia genre, this is an adventurous page-turner with plenty of action and even some romance... I very much enjoyed the descriptive elements of the setting too; the linked spaceships with their different classes of occupants were very well realised, and the sections set on Earth are extremely atmospheric, as the young people experience planet life for the first time. I found myself really gripped, racing through the action to see what would happen next. Morgan's style is dramatic, open, fast and accessible, and will certainly appeal to teenage readers of science fiction, and older ones too. Adventures with Words I enjoyed every minute of it, and I cannot wait to see how they adapt it for the screen. I loved the world Morgan created, and the pacing was spot on... Despite this book not even being released yet, I find myself craving more of this story already... I highly, highly recommend you pre-order your copy of this novel today, and get it read before the TV show starts. I genuinely can't wait. Somewhere Between the Pages Fans of The Hunger Games will love this book set in a post-nuclear-war world. Sun An ingenious double-twist on the jeopardy-driven 'lifeboat' scenario Evening Standard
Kass Morgan received a BA from Brown and a Masters degree from Oxford. She currently works as an Editor in New York and lives in Brooklyn.