Friday, June 18, 2021

200 by Jennifer Brody Review

Who wants to live forever if you have to do it alone?

It’s Eva Thorne’s 200th birthday.

But it’s not a celebration, more like a funeral. Eva lives in a world where the cure for aging and illness has been discovered and administered to every person on Earth. Only, there’s one big hitch. It turns out that very few people can handle immortality. So on their two hundredth birthday, they have to take a test. If they pass, they get to live forever. But if they fail, they must be euthanized.

Eva's not an optimist. Ever since the Escorts took her husband Owen away for his test and he never came back, she’s been chainsmoking cigarettes (they can’t kill her after all), binge drinking, and waiting for the Escorts to get it over with already.

But on the way to her testing room, Eva glimpses a staffer who resembles her husband.

Suddenly, she has a reason to live. The problem? Owen doesn't remember her. With the Escorts hunting her down, Eva must now find a way for him to remember their life together or lose him forever to his new immortal existence.


In a world where you can live forever, would you? Eva lives in a world where a cure is found for aging and illness and is distributed to every single person on Earth. However not everyone can handle immortality so on your 200th birthday you must take a test that will determine your fate. If you pass you may live on forever but if you fail you die. After Eva’s husband, Owen, was escorted to his test and never returned home she hasn’t been the same but now it’s her turn. As Eva prepares for the test she sees someone who resembles Owen and is left searching for more time and answers.

The premise of 200 was so interesting to me and with Eva as the lead there was never a dull moment. There were a few twists and turns towards the end of the story that had me questioning what the truth was all along, but I personally enjoy outcomes like that. It gives me a reason to really sit down and decipher every detail I can while re-reading. I really loved the art style and the use of pink and yellow throughout the story. The use of pink in flashback scenes really added to the warm feeling of what was happening and provided that sliver of hope Eva had as well that I believe was represented through the flower petals. Overall it’s apparent there’s a lot more to discover in this world, and I would definitely be excited to see a little more in depth explanation of the prologue. I have a hunch about a certain character who seems to be the main focus of the next volume which is teased on the very last page to be released in 2022.


  1. I would trade places with superman

  2. "If you could trade places with any other person for a week, famous or not famous, living or dead, real or fictional. with whom would it be?" Obviously, that would have to be whoever makes the finest, nicest-feeling polyester satin. All my blankets, sheets, and clothes would feel like a dream!

  3. I would trade places with Michelle Obama.

  4. I would trade places with Sofia Vergara.

  5. I would love to trade places with Oprah! She meets and knows the most fascinating people!