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
Yeah, and I already have recommended it to a friend, she loved it too. I thought it was great that the story is more about the world than the romance. It was refreshing.
Xochi or Marcus! Xochi is badass and Marcus is funny.
What you would expect, I guess, a proper voice and emotions.
Both yes and no. It's very long, but the story is interesting enough.
I love the dystopia genre. I read any of them that catches my eye. I really enjoyed this one because of its strong protagonist as well as getting to see the inner workings of the tyrannical government.
Definitely kept me reading and interested. Following Kiera through her journey and all she learns was great. Plus a little love triangle never hurts. Definitely one I couldn't stop listening to/reading. Be forewarned though, the 2nd book drags... So disappointing to go from such a great book to such a blah book.
I thought the story progressed a little too slowly, and parts were dragged out too long.
The concept was interesting.
It does need a follow-up book, but I didn't enjoy the first one enough to read the second one.
I loved the story as a unique take on the dystopian/apocolyptic society. The concepts and themes had so much potential. I agree with others who felt that there was a lack of character development. I felt there was too much time spent on the protagonist arguing with superiors who were obviously not going to be convinced to change and it sort of became exhausting. I have difficulty enjoying books that make the reader feel like they're a step ahead of the protagonist and are constantly waiting for the characters to figure things out. However, the heroine is intelligent and resilient in other ways. Again, story is brilliant, but expected more :/
It wasn't super imaginative. You could predict what was going to happen by the blatant forshadowing. I also find it hard to believe that ten years of doctors and researchers unable to find a cure for a disease would be so easily put to shame by a 16 year old nursing trainee. The main character is elevated too easily to positions of importance and defies the odds in way too many circumstances for it to seem legitimate.
Hmm maybe? I won't be buying the sequals but it wasn't wholly unpleasent. (how's that for selling it??)
Very detailed, great plot building, many characters easy to keep up with them.
The evolution of humanity even in a sterile examination room.
Yes, she rocks again. Her range is subtle when it needs to be , distinct when appropriate, wonderful emotive range and when she does male voices, I hear male characters.
All of it.
If you like Divergent, or Hunger Games, or Darkest Minds... Well this isn't like any of them except that it is based in a dystopian society and you will love this one as well.
Its gripping and interesting
The way Kira grew from being afraid to strong and willing to put her life on the line
when kira and sam parted ways
I nearly did finished it in two days and if i didnt have so many interuptions i would have done in one day.
Hope Fragments is just as good
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