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.
*ARC provided through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. *
I kind of don’t know what to think of this book, although it was pretty good.
But I keep comparing it to the tv show. Because I like the show way more!
The book was good for a ‘background’ of the characters of the show, although there are a lot of differences between both of them.
There’s no Finn in the book, but Glass. Also Clarke’s parents are dead in the book, so we have no info about what’s happening with the leaders like in the show with Clarke’s mom.
I read a few reviews from people that aren’t watching the show. A lot of them said there were too many POV’s and that is was very confusing. For that I recommend watching the show first. Then you get a sort of introduction of how everything is happening in space. It helped me a lot and I think it’s because of that that the many POV’s didn’t bothered me.
BUT: The show and the book are completely different in storyline! Both are pretty good 😉