Series: The Hundred # 1
Published by Little Brown Books for Young Readers on September 3, 2013
Genres: Science Fiction
In the future, humans live in city-like spaceships orbiting far above Earth's toxic atmosphere. No one knows when, or even if, the long-abandoned planet will be habitable again. But faced with dwindling resources and a growing populace, government leaders know they must reclaim their homeland... before it's too late.
Now, one hundred juvenile delinquents are being sent on a high-stakes mission to recolonize Earth. After a brutal crash landing, the teens arrive on a savagely beautiful planet they've only seen from space. Confronting the dangers of this rugged new world, they struggle to form a tentative community. But they're haunted by their past and uncertain about the future. To survive, they must learn to trust - and even love - again.
But this wasn’t the story’s only problem. The decision to focus on the POV’s of four characters means that we barely skim the surface of any of them. And if we can’t get to know them, it’s hard to care about any of them. Their personalities were distinctive enough, but with names like Glass, Wells, Clarke, and Bellamy, I had to spend a bit of time trying to figure out who was who as the POV constantly shifted.
Note – I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Review posted at Goodreads.