My Rating: 4.5/5
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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.
I have heard nothing but good things about not only this book (and the series) but its TV adaptation as well.
When I first started reading this book I thought that there were way too many characters and I couldn't keep track of them individually. It is told similarly like Pretty Little Liars where there are multiple narrators that change from chapter to chapter.
Once the characters individual personalities developed (which didn't take that long) I was hooked and couldn't put the book down.
I would have liked more in the world building area as I had so many unanswered questions in this regard.
The way the book ended was totally unexpected and I really need to get my hands on the sequel as soon as possible.