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. Our time is running out.
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.
Dan Wells, acclaimed author of I Am Not a Serial Killer, takes readers on a pulsepounding journey into a world where the very concept of what it means to be human is in question - one where our humanity is both our greatest liability and our only hope for survival.
©2012 HarperCollinsPublishers (P)2012 HarperCollinsPublishers
I struggled to finish this. The 16 yr old main character makes stupid decisions repeatedly, all while gaining respect from peers and adults. There are some unseen twists towards the end, which is good. You have to get through the ridiculous bits to get the exciting end though. My husband and I really did laugh out loud at a couple of points in the story because they were so ridiculously stupid. Overall, the story idea is great, but the execution isn't great. I would not recommend this book.
Loved this story. So original. Had my attention the entire time. I listen to audio books every morning for my 3 hour drive to work (1.5 hours each way) so I get some heavy listening done a day... I try to set a rule where I only listen during drive time because I'll spend too much money on books but this one made my drive that much better. I thoroughly enjoyed the entire story.
Some people said they didn't connect with Keira but I don't agree with that. I did. I think she didn't have as many normal struggles as everyone else did, so we felt more for them than her. But j liked her. She needs things to make her more relatable though. Hopefully that changes in the next two books.
Voracious Book Reader
Story so juvenile... protagonist runs blood work that the scientists would have done at the get-go. To create a clever character, making everyone else stupid isn't the best method.
Possibly... but some of her inflections don't make sense and change the meaning of the sentence.
Gosh. All of them
I am a fun loving mom that enjoys a great Book!! I'm happy to have Audible with a busy life it makes it so easy to still get lost in a book!
This book was good.... NOT GREAT BUT good! there were some parts that It had a hard time holding my attention but NOT SO BAD that ib don't already have book 2 ready & waiting! the NARRATOR also did good.... not great though! sometimes I think that's why I lost concentration! however it's still like a said GOOD BOOK!
Such a great story. I love Kira, she is such a strong heroine and the supporting characters provide humor and depth to the story. The concept of the book is very interesting and the narrator does a fabulous job with the voice of Kira and the other characters.
Highly Recommend this audiobook!!
This story line is really good. I like the idea of cyborg people and what can happen. Also has a good twist at the end. Hope the rest are as good. :-) Would recommend this book.
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