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.
Now I read this after watching the TV series. I was quite happy to see that they are quite similar. I truly enjoyed the book and moved directly onto the second book.This book is dystopian in nature and follows a group of teens whose distant families had escaped the radiation poisoning of the world. They live on a space station but it is starting to fail. So what do they do? They send 100 imprisoned teenagers to earth to find out if radiation is gone. This is the story of some of the 100 prisoners sent to earth.I love seeing the relationship between Clarke and Bellamy forming in the book so much more than I had in the tv show. I think I love the book even more than the tv show because you are able to imagine how they felt when they come to earth. I love seeing how the author felt things unfolded because it is such an amazing. story.I have already started book 2 Day 21 and I can't wait to finish it because they are so intriguing. They are full of activity and you can feel the authors passion through the book. Such an amazing author and series.
Again I enjoy the TV show but I love the books. I feel like I am a part of the book, like I am Clarke or Glass or Sasha, when I am reading. I have a new outlook on what the author was aiming at with this book and can't wait to eventually read the third and final book.Kass is an extraordinary writer who can help you dive into the story and feel like you are a part of it. There are no if, ands or buts about it. This is a distinct tale of a group of teenagers sent to earth as a trial to see if there is still radiation poisoning around. There is trouble and difficulty and there are deaths and failures but they make it work somehow.I wasn't able to stop reading/listening to this book. I was listening to it while I was folding and stuffing letters at work and hated when I had to stop in order to help my co-workers with something. It's just one of those books where if your not careful you will miss something important. Like relationships between families and friends.It is a great story and I look forward to more from this author soon!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Kass Morgan, New York Times bestselling author of The 100 and its sequel Day 21, received a bachelor's degree from Brown University and a master's from Oxford University. She currently works as an editor and lives in Brooklyn, New York.