Book Recommendation for August 2018

August’s recommendation is The 100 by Kass Morgan. I started this series (this is 1 of 4) because I enjoyed the show so much! And man, it has not disappointed! I’m almost finished with book 3, and can’t wait to dig into number 4. The book switched between four points of view (POV), but I never felt lost or rushed. Rather, it was interesting to be able to be so many places and in so many minds so frequently. If you like the show, know that the books are VERY different, but are a lot of fun to read. 

Alternating POVs can be really fun or really, really bad. In the case of this series, it's really, REALLY fun. The chapters flip back and forth between Clarke, Bellamy, Glass, and Wells. It's so interesting to see varied male and female perspectives, as well as the same events from different angles. 

As for the books vs the show--the show is extremely different than the books. Wells, in the show, dies in the first season and never has a very large part. Three of four books in and he's still a main character! Glass doesn't even exist in the world of the TV show. And yet, I love them both. These books are such a fun take on SciFi YA that I highly recommend them to anyone who enjoys either genre.


"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."

source: Barnes and Noble's website