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Devastating TV Deaths: How ‘The 100’ Cut Open Old Wounds

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Warning – Major The 100 Spoilers Ahead! Last week, The CW’s post-apocalyptic teen show, The 100, delivered a pretty shocking death. That’s really saying something, as fans of the show are used to characters dying in horrific ways. But when Lexa, fan-favorite and badass Grounder Commander, took a stray bullet and died in Clarke’s arms, I gasped out loud and then cried a bucket of tears. Look, I get it, The 100 doesn’t pull any punches. Based on a series of YA novels by Kass Morgan, the show has veered wildly from the original source material, killing characters with abandon. No one is safe, including main characters (like when Clarke stabbed her lover Finn in the heart to prevent his torture at…

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Battle ‘Ships: The 100’s Bellarke vs. Clexa

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In our last Battle ‘Ships column, we tackled The Vampire Diaries, pitting Stefan/Caroline (“Steroline”) ‘shippers against Klaus/Caroline (“Klaroline”) ‘shippers. It should come as no surprise that “Klaroline” won by a landslide on our poll, proving once and for all (at least on BookTrib!) that Klaus and Caroline are meant to be. This time, we’ve picked a ‘ship with even more of a contentious fanbase: The 100. Based on a young adult series by Kass Morgan, The 100 tells the story of a future world desecrated by nuclear war, with the only survivors living on a spaceship called the Ark. But when it becomes clear that the Ark can’t sustain life much longer, 100 teenage prisoners are sent to earth to see…

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Video: Missed It? Battle ‘Ships: The 100 Featuring Kass Morgan

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As you might already be aware, BookTrib has a new column called “Battle ‘Ships,” where we compare two relationships on a popular TV show (or book series) and let the fans engage, and vote for their favorites. With the epic return of The CW’s The 100 finally in sight (that was a long hiatus, guys) we thought it would be a fun experience for fans near and far to have Kass Morgan, author of The 100 book series, on BookTrib Live to chat with one of our staffers (who happens to be a die-hard The 100 fan). They’ll talk about the romantic entanglements (Bellarke, Clexa, Clexamy, Princess Mechanic, Kabby, really anyone and anything) in her books, as well as what’s happening on its TV counterpart.…

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Which Book Adaptations Failed It and Which Nailed It?

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For an avid reader, there’s nothing scarier than having your favorite books adapted into movies or TV shows. There’s so much room for failure, and so much tentative hope that maybe -– just maybe -– they’ll get it right. When Hollywood nails an adaptation it’s like the clouds are parting, angels are singing and we’re all staring at the screen trying not to weep. But that kind of achievement is rare, unfortunately. So in honor of those hits and misses, here’s one adaptation that sadly failed it and one that absolutely nailed it. Failed It: Beautiful Creatures Let me be clear: I’m a giant fan of the Beautiful Creatures (Little Brown & Co., September 2010) young adult series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. Full of…

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The 100 Author Kass Morgan Talks TV Series, Bellarke vs. Clexa, and Her Love of Sci-Fi!

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I cannot get enough of The CW’s The 100 (Thank you, Kass Morgan!). I would eat, sleep and breathe this show if it was socially acceptable. I wish I could articulate without sounding like a total fangirl (although I think I’m beyond that point now), how phenomenal this series is. Let me set the scene for you—it’s 97 years after a nuclear war destroyed the Earth, forcing the last known survivors to flee to a makeshift space station known as the Ark. Spoiler alert: the Ark is rapidly losing its resources (97 years orbiting the Earth will do that to you) and soon everyone will die. What to do? How about sending 100 of the Ark’s juvenile delinquents down to Earth…

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