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I m gonna feel like a dick for saying this, but watch the show instead.I m really utterly fascinated with the differences they made to the material, and I honestly feel that the television adaptation made it a much stronger work story I could write a lengthy essay on every single change, but won t, to spare you I can really only recommend the book for die hard fans of the show which is what I have become, ahahahahahahaha sob and who may want from their faves, specifically POV chapters from Clarke, Bellamy, and Wells They all have a lot backstory flashbacks which are pretty great and gutting, and the one thing I did love in the book that wasn t in the show was certain details about characters past crimes guilt Literally every single character has some kind of darkness in them which I appreciated There are some extra worldbuilding details that weren t in the show either, which I dig.But Again, my main enjoyment came only from having a predetermined attachment to these characters from the show Nothing much happens in the book the first season covers soooo much ground the romances are kinda rushed and slipshod Clarke and Glass are pretty fuckin awful as characters because they spend the entire book mooning over their respective boyfriends I really missed the strong, resilient, has no time for boys because fuck this nonsense we need to survive Clarke of the show.Whereas the TV show features a larger ensemble cast so hey did you like Jasper, Monty, Abby, Kane, Raven, Finn, Murphy, Charlotte, etc NONE OF THEM EXIST HERE , strong female characters, paradoxically less focus on shipping despite creating a new love triangle, extremely compelling plot with the adults in the Ark, and the wonderful acting of the people inhabiting all these characters JUST LEAVE ME HERE TO DIE.I feel awful for saying it, but the book felt like an AU fic to the superior show, its main benefits coming in backstory Bellamy scenes Bellamy Clarke scenes because this is a situation, okay, you don t even want to talk to me about Bellarke, I ve fallen down the rabbit hole and I m never getting back out and I could write essays on them and please send help I am not okay but apart from that It s a quick read, I blazed through it in one day I m interested to see what happens in the second book, at least, considering how the TV series and book series already vastly diverge from each other As silly ridiculous as it sounds, I will definitely continue buying and reading these purely because I enjoy the act of compare and contrast so much, not because they re actually good books ALSO BELLARKE wails into the night is forcibly restrained carted off to ConfinementMy reviews Day 21 2 Homecoming 3 Rebellion 4 I didn t hate this I thought I would but I didn t.I think if I hadn t already watched the show, and loved these characters I would have been extremely annoyed and frustrated with them But since I went into the book with love of the characters and the world, things that typically would annoy me didn t But yeah I honestly only liked this because I love the show so much and because I FINALLY got a Bellarke kiss My recaps of the show Episode 1 The Embodiment of StupidityEpisode 2 To Survive, Be IdiotsEpisode 3 Everyone is Valuable, Except The Guy I HateEpisode 4 Double Standard Much This shit is going to be a TV show was the first thing I thought of when I turned the last page of this book.I was initially interested in 100 by Kass Morgan when I found out it was going to be adapted into a TV show on CW channel I think I may have got this wrong, so please correct me if I got it mixed up As I have mentioned over and over again in my reviews, Dystopia and Post Apocalyptic remain as my favourite genres ever, so it s a no brainer that I really wanted to get this book as soon as it was out Conspiracies Suspense Thrills I was expecting these all And yetLike many others before 100 by Kass MorganIt left me disappointedAGAIN.It started with a bang We re introduced to Clarke, imprisoned somewhere in a space settlement, for allegedly doing a heinous crime, a crime which was also related to her parents We re informed that in this world, as soon as a prisoner turns 18, he is granted a trial and can either go free or be put to death Fortunately, Clarke has been chosen as one of the hundred teenage prisoners to be sent to Earth, their previous they left three hundred years ago due to the Cataclysm, an nuclear something radiation something event that crippled their planet They are to be sent there to find out if the world is still liveable, and if they survive, they will be pardoned of their felonies.Sounds exciting, right Yup, I was ecstatic myself The general plot sounded like something that could attract A LOT of twists and conspiracies And then the romance cameWhich pretty much ruined this book for me.What would you feel if you were stuck in a planet, all by yourself and 99 other strangers okay, make that 97 because OF COURSE there has to be a love interest and that mandatory best friend , a planet, which, may I remind you, has been labeled toxic due to the immense radiation in the past You d think about survival right You d at least TRY to set aside your feelings and think about how you could live for another day, right Right Of course Any rational being would.Unfortunately, Clarke and the rest of the three characters, which all have their own chapters, by the way holy shit, four POVs , think otherwise What could have been a really good sci fi, action, post apocalyptic dystopia turned into one mushy drama rama, like those telenovelas from Latin America that my parents used to watch That means a lot of conflicted feewings, jealousies, love rages, etc etc It made me RAGE.Imagine this you just crashed into Earth with the other delinquents You re a boy and you weren t supposed to be in this operation, but you risked your life in order to protect the girl you supposedly love but hates you because you betrayed her in the past A lot of people have been killed on impact, a lot are injured, and a lot are dying But you focus on that one speshul girl and end the chapter with, I ll make her fall in love with me If you re that kind of person, come here and let me punch you please Many times.I felt rage each and every chapter as soon as they got to Earth Sure, there were some fighting over food, over equipment, over medicine, but those were in passing and in the larger scheme of things, were put aside for the romance aspect The unnecessary, annoying part took a large percentage of the book that it drove me bat shit insane See, look here If I wanted drama, I have other avenues for that like my life, for instance and I didn t sign up for it especially when the synopsis is all about Danger Conspiracies Survival It was a constant questioning of WHO KISSED WHO, THEY KISSED WHERE, WHO IMPREGNATED WHO, WHO WAS SEEN EMBRACING WHO, and I m like fuck you, boo Fuck you very much.Here s a very memorable quote that would make you want to punch a brick wall Clarke rose with a groan, her muscles stiff from their hike yesterday But it was a good kind of pain she d walked through a forest that hadn t been seen by a single human being for 300 years Her stomach squirmed as she thought about another distinction she d inadvertently earned the first girl to kiss a boy on Earth since the Cataclysm Um congrats Awesome priorities, by the way sarcasmAnd because the romance aspect was the number one priority, nothing really happened on Earth in this book Yeah, like I said, there were some fighting here and there, but generally, all of it were just idle stuff And when exciting events started to happen, BOOM CLIFFHANGER GOTTA BUY THE NEXT BOOK GAIS.The writing was also very juvenile I did not like it at all I found no depth in it, and was very telling than showing There were four narrators Clarke, Wells, Bellamy, and Glass and chapters rotated among them, each one having a present and a past thing, which made the flow of the story absolutely terrible and wonky I kid you not that it gave me a migraine I had to skip the last eighty percent because it was at that point that I GAVE ZERO FUCKS ANYMORE , and a lot of the past stuff were nonsensical gibberish that could have been omitted Because of that, the characters lacked personalities as well The characters were complete simpletons Girl offends guy she kissed, he storms away, and she cries about it all in 2 pages Next chapter Guy gets all moody, and both are acting like they had a nasty, drawn out confrontation when it fucking barely lasted half a page.Aside from that, they were just flat, annoying, and stupid Clarke was annoying She s this holier than thou character, making herself the kindest of the group when I found her very self righteous Wells, on the other hand, is this dude who threw away everything EVERYTHIIIING to follow Clarke He s borderline, Edward creepy with his quest to make Clarke fall in love with him again yes, of course Because that is SO obviously important Of course, like any other typical YA, here comes Bellamy, the survivalist angry cocky loner whose role also includes the mandatory love triangle There s also Glass, another girl who managed to escape and get back to their space moon settlement how they got there we have no idea , who I found extremely superficial and shallow Here she is, just escaped from a fate supposedly worse than death, and the first person she goes to is of course her ex Who she found is with another girl DUN DUN DUN DUUUUUN DRAMA ERRBODY Anyway, fuck them.I see reviews where they are praising the world building, and I m left scratching my head because I m wondering if we even read the same books World building What world building Unless you count that single sentence explaining there was a sort of nuclear ish war 300 years ago and a paragraph of the shady judicial system as world building, then yeah, okay, fine, but I d have to disagree How they even got to space and built their orbiting settlement were never even explained in depth in fact, I d wager it was never mentioned at all YES, GREAT WORLD BUILDING , making everything just one big blur.All in all, I hated this book a lot I read this while I was on a flight back home and I totally regretted it I could have made my flight memorable if only I chose something better I mean, I was disappointed in a lot of dystopia post apocalyptic books what would make this any different Should ve known better I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS If interested, I really think you re better off watching the show It may be better than this crap and would probably explain the countless plotholes the novel has I would imagine some things would be changed.Final Verdict NOT IMPRESSED. OMG This book Bellarke FEELS If you watch the show and you re a Bellarke shipper you ll love it There were characters missing from the show,like Finn or Jasper and Raven BUT we had others to keep us company Glass and Luke are so cute and their story is amazing Octavia is less fierce in the books And we had lovely POVs of lots of different characters,so that was interesting Now the important stuff BELLARKE BELLAMY AND CLARKE CLARKE AND BELLAMY OTP I adore them so much Beautifully written book,easily read,small and satisfying LOVED IT One of the fav books I ve read this year The idea is so new and unique its perfectly plotted and the characters are well developed and not TSTL Clarke is strong and badass, Bellamy iswell HOT The chemistry between them is so adorable I liked Wells too And the tv show is soo good I think about this book all the time, and to this day, I cannot actually believe this book spawned the first two seasons of the 100 How did the tv shows creators make anything half decent out of this shitshow A quick list of the reasons the book doesn t live up to the tv show Clarke is not a badass with complex morality she s a shallow, undeveloped prop for a love triangle because that s what we need of in YA Bellamy and Clarke have crappy romantic development I don t even ship them hard in the show but their relationship is fucking beautiful as a friendship too Here, their relationship is creepy and based entirely on his abs Hate it Wells is basically a creepy stalker, rather than a guy who wants Clarke to be happy even if he can t be a part of that Octavia is whiny and annoying rather than being a badass with a great character arc where the fuck was Lincoln No Raven Reyes whatsoever was her character based on Glass Well, Glass sucks In contrast Raven is my fucking wife No subversion of a typical love triangle, meaning no takedowns of girl hate, meaning no book version of the Spacewalker episode, meaning no Raven and Clarke s gorgeous beautiful perfect relationship Every single character is white and straight oh my god there are literally no characters who aren t straight and white And of course it pulls the brutal race of brown people trope out I m not saying the show was immune from this trope but the show at least has major nonwhite characters, and the other race are sympathetic Did I mention that there s literally no moral conflict Or plot Did I mention Raven was literally not here This had nothing to do with the tv show The tv show is much better Even though I hate season three with the burning passion of a thousand sunsDO NOT RECOMMEND If I were writing this in another time I d throw in a ringing endorsement of the tv show, but unfortunately it got terrible racism, no moral conflicts, bury your gays, you re still not game of thrones Shoutout to Raven and Clarke and Bellamy, miss y all No One Has Set Foot On Earth In Centuries Until NowEver 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 Lifeor It Could Be A Suicide MissionARKE 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 EarthConfronted 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 DNF at 182 pages It s not bad, it s just not terribly engaging, and there are too many POVs Best to stop at this line There was no drug strong enough to repair a broken heart Let me pre ample this review by saying I adore the TV show The 100 A lot of this, I will admit, has to do with this BUT a greater part of that is because I think it does a superb job of showcasing humanity s strengths and weaknesses To say that Morgan s novel does the same would be a lie Where the show is about survival, the book is primarily about human stupidity and the ridiculous shit we will do for love I have often said I am not a romantic person, this is not entirely true The truth is that I am a realist first and a romantic second What this means is that I would do anything for love, to a point Morgan s The 100 crosses that point by leaps and bounds To be clear I would DIE for those I love, I would LIE, I would possibly KILL and I would bend or break the law, my morals and my ethics for those I love I WOULD I know, I would However, I would NEVER sacrifice the ENTIRE of our species for it THAT is fucking absurd It s not that I don t believe that someone would do it, it s that I think it sends the absolute wrong message view spoiler Wells, isn t so in love with Clarke that he CAN NOT watch her die, people watch those they love die every day Wells is SOOOOOO selfish that he would let all of humanity die just at the chance of saving her because he s AFFRAID He isn t a hero, he s a fucking COWARD And highlighting him as a love interest rather than a psycho is a HORRIBLE idea hide spoiler With a fantastic premise and an overall interesting plot, I can see why The 100 has already been signed on by CW as a TV series If only it was tightened up with better character development and a stronger dedication to world building instead of establishing the romantic angle, it could have been a real page turner Nevertheless, it s interesting enough to warrant a read I believe its success will lay in the TV series, however.100 teenagers are to be sent to earth after humans evacuated it 300 years prior due to a nuclear war After only a brief introduction, we embark on this unnerving trip to a now foreign planet While I enjoyed this quick drop into the big picture, I was left feeling like I d missed the chance to get to know these people beforehand We do get flashbacks throughout the book, which I first assumed would give us insight into the world and its characters, but it merely expands the romance with nothing but minor glimpses at the happenings inside the ship Consequently, The 100 left me with endless questions from the events that led to life on this ship, to how life has been sustained for three centuries, to how they have evolved and adapted, especially technologically speaking I find it hard to believe they haven t been able to use satellites or other technology to keep track of Earth s condition to some extent Further, when they get to earth, aside from it being regrettably unexciting for a while, I was unconvinced at how they could adapt so easily they don t seem to be affected by the sun or foreign bacteria like those found in all water sources for instance This leads me to problems in terms of character development First and foremost, four POVs is not an easy feat, so it was not unexpected to find little to no variation between character voices I kept needing to pay attention to recall which POV I was reading And don t forget my mention of flashbacks on top of it If we speak individually, whether due to the number of perspectives or simply poor character building, the characters are hard to grasp It s difficult to see them as real people, or as anything other than plot devices How can a kid raised in a ship be an instant pro at hunting prey, to the point of being able to shoot a bird with a bow and arrow in a matter of days or maybe a couple of weeks, either is unrealistic with minimal effort Additionally, being the first humans to arrive on this planet in centuries, who then must depend on each other to survive, we get a group dynamic that remains mostly superficial I would have expected this to be the driving force of a story with such a setting.It may sound like I have a lot of negative to say about this book and thus telling you you should not read it, but this is not the case In the end I have to admit that it kept my interest from start to finish due to its fascinating premise and my love of survival stories The book s short chapters makes it a quick read, add some frightening turn of events on top of an ending that stirs up the pot and we have ourselves an entertaining read despite its flaws A lot depends on the sequel at this point If the author puts effort into making her world solid and her plot sustainable, I think it could be one of those that s better rated as a series than its individual installments I would recommend this one to fans of the TV series Lost and sci fi romance An advance copy was provided by the publisher for review.For of my reviews, visit my blog at Xpresso Reads