No one has set foot on Earth in centuries—until now.
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’ve been wanting to read this book since I saw the first episode on TV and found out it was based on a book series. I finally got a chance to sit down and read it. I did it almost all in one go. It’s fascinating to read a story that is almost entirely different from what is on TV. While the MC is still Clarke, it switches view points between her, Bellamy, Wells and a girl named Glass – who is not in the TV show. I will say this… as much as I love the TV show and am kind of sad some people are not in the book (at all or so far), the book is, so far, captivating in storyline. Clarke is quite different from her TV self right now and I can’t wait to see how her arc moves.