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.
No one has set foot on Earth in centuries -- until now.
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.
These new arrivals are the lucky ones - back on the Colony, the oxygen is almost gone - but after making it safely to Earth, GLASS's luck seems to be running out. CLARKE leads a rescue party to the crash site, ready to treat the wounded, but she can't stop thinking about her parents who may still be alive. Meanwhile, WELLS struggles to maintain his authority despite the presence of the Vice Chancellor and his armed guards, and BELLAMY must decide whether to face or flee the crimes he thought he'd left behind.
It's time for the Hundred to come together and fight for the freedom they've found on Earth, or risk losing everything - and everyone - they love.
So this series starts with 100 underage teenagers being sent from their space ship to Earth. Now a little bit of background, 300 years ago Earth was devastated by a nuclear war and those that lucky enough got sent into space to wait until the Earth was ready for humans once more. But air is running out, so why not send criminals to find out if it's safe? If it is, they saved the human race and if not, that means 100 less people taking up the air.
This book series is so very different from the epic TV show. These books are such a disappointment for me. My little sister got me into the both the TV show and gave me the first book, wanting to me read it. I read it in a few hours as each of them are very short books and I was left thinking... I've finally found a book where the film adaptation is a million times better!
The characters in the book don't really get flushed out enough for me. The book is just face value, nothing too deep. Any of the books really. The Earthborns are pretty much friendly, no conflict except by the small group that broke off when Clarke's parents were sent down to Earth. The biggest threat is from within. Their own turning against them or just wanting to control everything.
The thing I really loved the most was all the Bellarke kisses. Yes, it happens a lot in the books and it's freaking awesome! I also really like Glass as a character, with all the characters they have in the TV show, they could've made Glass. Just saying. Though I don't mind that they killed Wells off, I mean he's an alright character and I like him but not enough to really care that he's dead.
Bellamy is in most ways the same as his TV show counterpart. Clarke's way better in the show. I still like her in the books, don't get me wrong. Just the actress really brings her to life perfectly.
Overall, unless you are dying for a Bellarke kiss, skip the book series and fall in love with the amazing TV show instead. Though a warning to all who start the TV show, give it a few episodes to really get going. As much as of an avid fan I am of the show, I can admit that the first few episodes aren't great. I'm talking to you pilot, you horrible waste of time.
I was actually going to give up on the show after the first episode, but my sister told me to keep going and I'm so glad I did! So what are you waiting for? If you've not jumped into this show then go binge watch it and get caught up! You won't regret it!
- "Exhilaration fizzed through Clarke’s body. Before she realized what she was doing, she had thrown her arms around Bellamy. He joined in her laughter as he staggered backward, and wrapped his arms around her waist, lifting her up and spinning her through the air. The colors of the clearing swirled, green and gold and blue all blurring until there was nothing in the world but Bellamy’s smile, lighting up his eyes. Finally he set her down gently on the ground. Be he didn’t loosen his grip. Instead he pulled her even closer, and before Clarke had time to catch her breath, his lips were on hers. A voice in her brain told her stop, but it was overpowered by the smell of his skin and the pressure of his touch. Clarke felt like she was melting into his arms, losing herself in the kiss. He tasted like joy, and joy tasted better on Earth.”
- “I love you,” he whispered, staring into eyes that were aglow with firelight, and something else. “I love you too.”
- “Endings and beginnings are inseparable, like the moment before dawn and the moment after.”