Kira Walker has found the cure for RM, but the battle for the survival of humans and Partials is just beginning. Kira has left East Meadow in a desperate search for clues to who she is. That the Partials themselves hold the cure for RM in their blood cannot be a coincidence - it must be part of a larger plan, a plan that involves Kira, a plan that could save both races. Her companions are Afa Demoux, an unhinged drifter and former employee of ParaGen, and Samm and Heron, the Partials who betrayed her and saved her life, the only ones who know her secret. But can she trust them?
Meanwhile, back on Long Island, what's left of humanity is gearing up for war with the Partials, and Marcus knows his only hope is to delay them until Kira returns. But Kira's journey will take her deep into the overgrown wasteland of postapocalyptic America, and Kira and Marcus both will discover that their greatest enemy may be one they didn't even know existed.
The second installment in the pulse-pounding Partials saga is the story of the 11th hour of humanity's time on Earth, a journey deep into places unknown to discover the means - and even more important, a reason - for our survival.
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I really enjoyed Julia's reading of this novel. Very expressive and dynamic. The book is interesting and entertaining. However, sometimes I feel the story becomes a bit circular. Like, was Offa really necessary as a character? He ultimately turned out not to be very useful. I'm interested in seeing what twists and turns we will find in the next book.
Dan Wells knows how to tell a good story. I've been hooked and binge listening to this series. The instant the 2nd book finished I went online to purchase the 3rd and final book in the series. I can't get enough. I love this world and the characters. Team Kira and Samm all the way!!
These books are fabulous. The narrator does a tremendous job as the voice of Kira and the various supporting characters. I'm just glad that the entire trilogy is on audible and narrated by the same person!!
This second installment was very enjoyable, Julia Whelan continues to bring the characters to life that Dan Wells lovingly created. Questions that were raised in part one were answered some what but other questions have come up as Kira, Samm and Heron embark on thier cross country journey. You guys will not be disappointed.. I have already bought and download the final installment. Can't wait!
Definitely in the top 20 or so
Finding what was in Denver. ( <----- Purposefully vague so not to give away spoilers)
I haven't, but after reading this series I will go see her other work.
In a war between whats left of Humanity and the dying Partials, their only hope is each other; Will they work together to save whats left of mankind or destroy everything?
This book was a great continuity of its previous book. I like how she switches between characters, letting us know what is going on inside and outside of Long Island. I feel like this is very similar to the Divergent series, being that Kira is a lot like Tris. In Divergent Tris was constantly trying to give her life for the cause and Kira is doing the same thing. At every turn you find her saying she will sacrifice herself. I can't help but worry that it will end like Divergent, which will devastate me. I am currently about 1/4 into the last book, and my anxiety is getting to me. I'm so nervous that Kira or Samm is going to die I can barely stand it. This book for sure keeps you on the edge of your seat. I have grown bored with a lot of the predictable YA novels; and while this one is predictable at times, they still throw quite a few curve balls in.
julia whelan is amazing! she narrates so well and sucks you into the story. looking forward to the 3rd book!
I thought the first Partials book was good but too drawn out. This sequel had some drawn out parts towards the middle, but for the most part each chapter had me excited for my next time in the car to hear what happens next.
I would suggest listening at 1.5x speed.
I really like the author's ability to build a story. From plot to history, to culture, to character personalities.
You could definitely tell that this is somewhat of a "in between" book laying the groundwork for the last(?) book in the series.
I was very glad and impressed to hear Whelan vary the voices a lot more in this book than the previous one and her performance is -as always- perfect. I love the way she reads it and how she brings the characters to life.
I did quite enjoy the storyline, however at times it felt like the author was dragging it out a bit and some parts just felt...as if they were meat fillers. As always he does a great job of writing characters that you like, dislike, love, hate etc. One thing that really struck me is his ability to keep a levelled, realistic balance between good and evil and hypocrisy in his characters. Nothing is ever just good or bad and even the characters best intentions can be compared to the "baddies" bad intentions. This is an admirable skill the author has!
The only thing I disliked in this book is how the main protagonist becomes very annoying in this book. Half the time I had to think really hard to try and understand how she felt and why she was on the verge of tears half the time. There were however some really interesting, likeable characters introduced into this book and overall I did enjoy both the story and the performance.
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