Fighting to stop a war that could destroy everyone alive…
Kira Walker nearly died searching for the RM cure, but the battle for survival is only just beginning. The genetically-engineered Partials are inextricably bound to a greater plan that could save both races and give Kira the answers she desperately seeks.
Venturing deep into the wasteland, Kira’s only allies are an unhinged drifter and two Partials who betrayed her yet saved her life – the only ones who know her secret. Back on Long Island, what’s left of humanity is gearing up for war. But their greatest enemy may be one they didn’t even know existed. It is the eleventh hour of humanity’s time on earth; this journey may be their last.
©2013 Dan Wells (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
"A thrilling sci-fi adrenaline rush, with one of the most compelling and frightening visions of Earth’s future I’ve seen yet. I couldn’t put it down” (Pittacus Lore, New York Times bestselling author of I am Number Four)
"Mr. Wells has recombined familiar dystopian elements, added original ones and thrown in dashes of dry wit to create a sprawling, action-packed medical thriller full of big ideas and exciting reversal." (The Wall Street Journal)
"Kira is a bold heroine with lofty goals, and readers will willingly follow her to the sequel, where things are sure to tilt again." (ALA Booklist)
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Really enjoyed this book and it has enough twists and turns to keep me wanting to keep listening
yet another riveting story, can hardly wait to finish these and get to the next...
"Great narration and a believable future world"
The narration in Stellar, the story is great but Julia is on fire on this series
early on the newborns birth and the following minutes
julia seems to embody Kara, the style of the book and julias style of reading work incredibly well together, if you read the book on its own you would enjoy it but not nearly as much
We have no future, our salvation lies in those who seemed to want to exterminate us but who is the real enemy?
"A Fantastic YA Series!"
This is the second book in the Partials Sequence. I loved it!
I downloaded this book in audio format, as I wanted to read it but didn't have time to. Getting this book in audio allowed me to be able to listen to it whilst doing household chores, or when I was too tired from work to hold a book or my Kindle. The narrator, Julia Whelan, did another fantastic job in bringing the characters to life by giving them their own accent and voice.
Kira Walker is now seventeen years old and is still trying to find a solution to the deadly RM virus. Her search takes her on a dangerous journey through a deadly and treacherous landscape called "the Wasteland". Along the way she meets new friends, and new foes are looking for her. Will Kira and Samm be successful in their mission?
The story continues from the end of the first book, and see's Kira trying to find information on Paragen - the company that created the Partials (and her) - and travelling across the mainland to Chicago to find answers to the numerous questions that were left unanswered in the first story. This story is now told from various points of view, rather than just Kira's, and this gives the reader an insight as to what is happening to the other characters in the various locations. It was nice to have Samm's thoughts and feelings brought to life, as I had commented in my review of Partials that I would have liked to know what he thought of things. The multiple view points of Kira, Samm, Marcus and a few other characters has given me a broader picture and it made it easier to picture the scenes. In fact, I felt like I was watching a movie, as the details and descriptions were extremely vivid. There are surprising twists and turns that pepper the story, and I was completely engrossed from start to finish. There is a huge twist that shocked me, but in a way, the situation made sense. I was in tears for some of the story, as it is rather brutally sad, but there are some rather touching moments that also made me smile. There is a lot of danger and adventure that had me sitting on the edge of the seat. At one point, I found myself holding my breath as Kira explored a building, and got a little lightheaded from the lack of oxygen! The end of the story finishes on a cliffhanger, and now I can't wait to get a copy of the last book in the trilogy, Ruins.
Dan Wells has written a fast paced, action packed post-apocalyptic YA novel that kept me riveted from the first page. I loved his writing style, which kept me highly entertained and the story flowed wonderfully. I would love to see this series being made for the big screen.
I highly recommend this book (and series) if you love books like The Hunger Games and Divergent or YA, Science Fiction, Dystopian or Post-Apocalyptic genres. - Lynn Worton
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