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The Hundred by Kass Morgan

The Hundred by Kass MorganThe Hundred by Kass Morgan
Series: The Hundred #1
Release Date: 3rd September 2013
Publisher: Little Brown Young Readers
Source: Publisher
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Rating: two-stars

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.

To be perfectly honest, I only really read this book because Dee and I started watching the CW adaptation (like a month later…I’m still only on episode three…I am so bad at TV.) Also because I have this thing with Bellamy and Clarke in the show where I become possessed by a physical need for them to just MAKE OUT ALREADY WHY ARE YOU UST’ING ALL OVER THE PLACE I HATE YOU CW I HATE YOU SO MUCH and obviously decided the best thing for my sanity would be to experience them in book form. Haha.Hah.Ha.

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Day 21 by Kass Morgan

Day 21 by Kass MorganDay 21 by Kass Morgan
Series: The Hundred #2
Release Date: 16th September 2014
Publisher: Little Brown Young Readers
Source: Publisher
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Rating: two-half-stars

It's been 21 days since the hundred landed on Earth. They're the only humans to set foot on the planet in centuries...or so they thought. Facing an unknown enemy, Wells attempts to keep the group together. Clarke strikes out for Mount Weather, in search of other Colonists, while Bellamy is determined to rescue his sister, no matter the cost. And back on the ship, Glass faces an unthinkable choice between the love of her life and life itself.

In this pulse-pounding sequel to Kass Morgan's The 100, secrets are revealed, beliefs are challenged, and relationships are tested. And the hundred will struggle to survive the only way they can -- together.

¬†Okay, so the sequel to The Hundred was slightly better although it still suffers from the same shortcomings as the first book. Once again there’s so much potential that literally suffocates under the crushing weight of boring, boring romance. It’s twenty one days since the group landed on Earth, and that number of days is significant to Clarke for additional reasons – we know from the first book that Clarke stumbled upon her parent’s experiments. Twenty one days, to her, is the average time for the subjects to start showing symptoms. This is ~explored a bit more as events progress in the novel. New characters are introduced and it’s revealed that despite everything the space people have been taught, Earth has been inhabited since the Cataclysm by those descendants of the original survivors who weren’t important enough to be ‘saved’.

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