26 April 2013

Partials (Partials Sequence #1)

Reviewer: Kelsey
Author: Dan Wells
Format: Paperback
Pages: 468
Rating: 9 out of 10

Summary (via Goodreads): 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.

My Thoughts: This is one of those long books that don't feel long once you finish it. I'm glad because it is very long!

It didn't take me long to get into the book and want to help find a way to solve the worlds problems. I was with Kira a 100% of the way. I also loved that she was a medic because we could get background on what was happening that other characters in the story just wouldn't have.

There was enough action to keep me interested, there was enough emotion for it to feel human, enough science to make sense, and enough politics for make me believe it could really happen. There was also a love interest portion which was good again for the human aspect of it.

I thought it was interesting how the two sides thought of each other. There are already so many examples of this in real life that it's not outside the realm of possibility  This story could happen. It could be real. The scariest part is that the dates suggest that it won't happen too far away from right now if it does. Books like this drive me nuts! I don't want the world to go like this. If it does, I want to die in the first wave of people because I won't survive!

In Conclusion: I was too into this novel. I will be reading it again very soon. I read the second one right after and even more quickly than the first. I love this series. It has every genre and every emotion. It's great! I recommend it for sure!

Warning: The third in the series isn't out yet...I found out the hard way!

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