Title: The Hundred
Author: Kass Morgan
Book #: 1st of Trilogy
Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Readers
Publish Date: September 3rd 2013
Date Read: October 10th 2013
Rating: ★★★★¾ / out of 5
"A hundred lucky criminals are getting the change to make history." The corners of his mouth twitched into a smirk. "You're going to Earth"
In 3010, humanity lives in city-like spaceships orbiting far above Earth's toxic atmosphere. No one knows when, or even if, the planet will be habitable again. But faced with dwindling resources, government leaders know they must reclaim their homeland . . . before it's too late.
Now a hundred juvenile delinquents are sent on a high-stakes mission to re-colonize Earth. After a brutal crash landing, the teens arrive on a savagely beautiful planet. Confronting the dangers of this rugged new world, they struggle to form a tentative community and to get over their dark pasts. In order to survive, they must learn to trust - and even love - again.
(Synopsis taken from Goodreads)
So, before I go into this review, let me just tell you about one of my all time favorite things in the universe: FALLOUT 3
Here is the game summary:
Fallout 3 takes place in the year 2277, 200 years after the nuclear apocalypse that devastated the game's world in a future where international conflicts between the United States and China culminated in a Sino-American war in 2077, due to the scarcity of petroleum reserves that ran the economies of both countries.
The player character is an inhabitant of Vault 101, a survival shelter designed to protect up to 1,000 humans from the nuclear fallout. When the player character's father disappears under mysterious circumstances, the Overseer, or the leader of the vault, initiates martial law, and sends security forces after the player, who is forced to escape from the Vault and journey into the ruins of Washington, D.C. to track him down. Along the way the player is assisted by a number of human survivors and must battle a myriad of enemies that inhabit the area now known as the "Capital Wasteland".
Is that not the tightest shit or what.
After hearing about The 100, I just knew I had to read the book.
It wasn't death she craved, but if that was the only way to silence the voices, then she was prepared to die.
There were messages carved into the walls.
Rest in peace.
From the stars to the heavens.
Humans had abandoned Earth during its darkest hour. It wouldn't care how many died trying to return.
He'd be ready for whatever was waiting for them in those woods. It couldn't be worse than what was going to come hurtling down from the sky.
For the first time in his life, he was free.
"They killed my parents," she said quietly, imagining the scene as she had so many times before. "That kind of pain never goes away."
"We always have a choice," Clarke said, trembling.
Glass was supposed to be a symbol of the Colony's sense of justice, and she would have to keep face as though her life depended on it. Because this time, it did.
"I don't think anything's unforgivable," he said quietly. "Not if it's done for the right reasons."