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
Post-apocalyptic novel with intelligence and maturity. Only a small amount of the typical blind heroism that most dystopian novels display. But this is non stop and no mush.
The storyline was okay. The book did not get interesting until the last quarter of the books d even then it wasn't terribly interesting. I understand that some time is needed to build the world and characters but I didn't feel like it was done well with as many pages dedicated to it. I may or may not read the sequel which for me is telling on how good the book was.
it was both a good story and good narration
Divergent Series, its young adults dealing with a war and the government...both a huge task
when she discovered herself
i Could have yes
This is a decent dystopian story. It has some action, drama, science, virus issues, human interest, ethical issues, and survivalism. So far enjoyed the book, will get the next one for sure
Man this was a good one. It's one that completely absorbed me, and the performance is awesome. The story is well told, I was invested in the characters and I want to hear more! Good job, Mr Wells, and good job, all who worked on this!
Partials was a good read it kept me engage and wanting to know what happens next for every chapter. Although Samm is mysterious and may hold some secrets I liked him Kira at times was a overbearing and her boyfriend Marcus just annoying (though at times he did render comic relief). I was very upset that Jayden dies( sorry spoiler alert) and Haru was a complete asinine d*ck! Nonetheless Partials is worth the read I am now on to book 2 Fragments. Also I must give it to the author major bonus points for the diversity in this book!
I really enjoyed the book. It was completely different from other books that I have listen to. Neat concept. I am looking forward to book 2, as book 1 of course left a huge cliff hanger!!
I have taught my two boys at home for the last 8 years. A love of literature of all kinds led me to Audible.
Outstanding post war/civilization novel that made me ponder exactly what qualities make me human, what I would be willing to die for , and what I would sacrifice to protect my rights and my species without losing my humanity
I loved this story. The author has done a great job with creating the world we are presented with. the politics, the history, the characters are all well thought out and extremely well written. Anyone who likes fantasy/scifi should definitely give this a go.
What I found fascinating with the characters is that they are all 3-dimensional and at times complicated. They are never flat out good or flat out bad and I could really connect and like a lot of them. And some I really hated. Not because they were poorly written, rather the other way around.
The only thing I found a little hard to buy was the main protagonist's age. They way she reasoned and just the way she -and her friends- acted was a lot "older" than 16.
I loved Whelan's performance, she's absolutely lovely to listen to, the only thing I can say that I wasn't 100% over the moon with was the lack of "voices". All female characters sound the same and the same goes for male chars. This isn't a huge problem just something that I thought of every now and then.
All in all this is a wonderful listen!
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