The year is 3010, and the future looks grim for the human race. For nearly a thousand years, the populace has been hovering above Earth's toxic atmosphere in enormous, city-like spaceships. With little room and limited rations, convicted criminals aren't sent to jail. They're executed.
Delinquents under the age of 18 await their fates in juvenile detention centers. Most will die, but 100 convicted teens have been chosen for a dangerous mission: to re-colonize Earth. After a brutal crash landing, the survivors assess their new home, a rugged wilderness teeming with wildlife that they've only read about in textbooks. Scavenging for food and setting up a makeshift base camp, teens Clarke, Bellamy, Wells and Octavia, along with others, form an unlikely family, united by the desire to survive-especially when they learn they're not the only ones on the planet. Haunted by dark secrets that lead to their crimes, the hundred are given a second chance at freedom, friendship, and love.
The first of debut novelist Kass Morgan's epic two-part reading experience takes readers on a fast-paced journey from the depths of outer space to the unknown wilds of a ravaged Earth. Featuring an unforgettable teen ensemble cast, The Hundred is a cinematic, romantic and thrilling read that will appeal to fans of sci-fi hits like Battlestar Galactica and popular survival novels like Maggie Stiefvater's The Scorpio Races.
"It's easy to be drawn in by the Lord of the Flies-style tension that builds as the teens struggle to set up a new society on a battered Earth, and by the smoldering romances that hang in the balance."
"Dark and riveting...A mash-up of The Lord of the Flies, Across the Universe, and The Hunger Games."
Kass Morgan is the author of The 100 series, which is now a television show on the CW. She received a bachelor's degree from Brown University and a master's degree from Oxford University. She currently works as an editor and lives in Brooklyn, New York.