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 really like Clarke in both books. She is strong, but quiet, cares more about people and education than popularity.
- Clarke’s parent’s research was really interesting and I am excited to see where they go with that part of the story.
- The earthborn still have that mystical air to them, kind of like the Others on lost.
- This book is really like a more modern version of Lord of Flies, I love the raw, rugged view of how we would/could react when faced with that type of situation.
- The “small town” aspect, plus the class-system on the ship was well done. I am interested to see if the class-system will still work into their lives on earth.
- The story was somewhat simplistic but it was still a good read.