Author: Dan Wells
Publish Date: Published February 28th 2012 by Balzer + Bray (first published January 1st 2012)
Humanity is all but extinguished after a war with partials—engineered organic beings identical to humans—has decimated the world’s population. Reduced to only tens of thousands by a weaponized virus to which only a fraction of humanity is immune, the survivors in North America have huddled together on Long Island. The threat of the partials is still imminent, but, worse, no baby has been born immune to the disease in over a decade. Humanity’s time is running out. When sixteen-year-old Kira learns of her best friend’s pregnancy, she’s determined to find a solution. Then one rash decision forces Kira to flee her community with the unlikeliest of allies. As she tries desperately to save what is left of her race, she discovers that the survival of both humans and partials rests in her attempts to answer questions of the war’s origin that she never knew to ask. Combining the fast-paced action of The Hunger Games with the provocative themes of Battlestar Galactica, Partials is a pulse-pounding journey into a world where the very concept of what it means to be human is in question—one where our sense of humanity is both our greatest liability, and our only hope for survival.
Partials is a fast pace novel that will keep you in suspense from chapter to chapter!! I seriously could not put this book down.
Sissy is living in a world that was almost destroyed by RM and the Partials. She never really knew the world as it was before the destruction and the controlling Senate. However, she is on a mission to find a cure for RM, their only hope to save the human race.
Who doesn’t love a dystopian, end of the world story? This story has it all…love, action, survival, friendship, loyalty….the list could go on. The devotion and courage that Kira possesses throughout this whole story is incredible. You immediately fall for her drive to save the human race. The action is exciting, and you can totally envision the story as it unfolds. The Partials are an extraordinary species more complex than you can imagine. What an amazing imagination Dan Wells has.