4 out of 5 Robots!
Series: Partials, #1
Genre: YA Dystopian
Release: February 28, 2012
Hardcover: 480 pages
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
My Copy: Amazon Vine
Buy the Book: Amazon
The human race is all but extinct after a war with Partials—engineered organic beings identical to humans—has decimated the population. Reduced to only tens of thousands by RM, a weaponized virus to which only a fraction of humanity is immune, the survivors in North America have huddled together on Long Island while the Partials have mysteriously retreated. The threat of the Partials is still imminent, but, worse, no baby has been born immune to RM in more than a decade.
Kira, a sixteen-year-old medic-in-training, is on the front lines of this battle, seeing RM ravage the community while mandatory pregnancy laws have pushed what's left of humanity to the brink of civil war, and she's not content to stand by and watch. But as she makes a desperate decision to save the last of her race, she will find that the survival of humans and Partials alike rests in her attempts to uncover the connections between them—connections that humanity has forgotten, or perhaps never even knew were there.
My Thoughts:Partials by Dan Wells is unique and riveting, I strongly encourage any Young Adult Dystopian fan to read this one. Maybe I am head over heels for this one because I didn't have high expectations. Thank goodness I ignored some of the remarks I'd heard, because I walked away from this novel completely entertained. I enjoyed every second of it and had a hard time putting it down.
Samm, a character we (unfortunately) do not get to meet right away, has me smitten. I adore him. He really kept my head in the story. There were other characters that I wanted to connect with, but I just couldn't do it. The plot had me intrigued- I find the humans vs. partials story fascinating. The best part is that there is a little surprise at the end, and I love it. Love a good little twist. Speaking of twist- what a world! Dan Wells really did a superb job vividly describing his world in Partials. I could see everything.
I am so curious as to what happens next. Can not wait to continue reading this series, fantastic! Dan Wells brought the Partials and their human enemies to life with a suspenseful, refreshing dystopian adventure. Pre-order this one!