Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine where we post upcoming releases we're highly anticipating. My pre-publication selection for this week's Waiting on Wednesday is The 100 by Kass Morgan.
Series: The Hundred, #1
Release Date: September 3rd, 2013
Publisher: Little, Brown BFYR
Waited on by: Blythe
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.
Aside from the cover that makes me want to fall asleep just by looking at it, and the title that makes me twitch (why couldn't it have been The Hundred? Neither The 100 nor The Hundred are very good titles, in my opinion, but why have the number '100' in the title?), this really does sound like it could be awesome and fun. It also sounds a lot like After Earth, which I was interested in seeing until I found out M. Night Shyamalan directed it, but I digress. Also, this is apparently going to be a TV show on the CW at some point, which also really intrigues me. Here's to hoping this is as awesome as it has the potential to be!