Monday, July 30, 2012

Review: Partials by Dan Wells

Review: Partials by Dan Wells

IN A GLANCE: Stunning plot and very incredibly written. Partials is defiantly on my list of favs for 201.

Title: Partials
Author: Dan Wells
Publisher: Balzer & Bray
Format: Hardback and Audio
Pages: 470 pages
ISBN #: 978-0-06-207104-0
Buy This: Amazon

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.


After I finished reading Partials, I had to sit there for a while and think how in the world I was going to describe this incredible book to you all.  What words could I use to show you how amazing it is.  I kept coming up short on the right words to use and that's the reason it took me so long to review this book. But I think I might be ready to share with you all how amazing this book truly is! 

This book is spectacular, seriously an amazingly written dystopian novel that caught my attention right away.  Let's put it this way, at some points in this book I was on the edge of my seat screaming at the characters and then at others I was like Oh la la! I totally connected with the characters and wanted them to win and do the things they wished to do.  

Partials is a book full of war and destruction then mixed within all that their is a girl who tries to save the human race, but will she be able to do what she wants to do? Looks can always be deceiving and I love how I couldn't always tell what was about to happen in this book.  I couldn't tell if she was going to make it in time or who was a good guy and who was a bad guy.  I loved that about this book.  

Dan Wells created a dystopian world and weaved a story around it, showing us that things aren't always as they seem.  I love how the main character in this story grows so much in her journey to save the human race in this story.  Babies are dying, they can't stop it and she thinks she can find out why.  I can't wait to read more of this story and more about these characters.  Fragments the second book in this series comes out 2013 and I can't wait.  I need more of these characters and this amazing world Dan Wells has created! 

(I also listened to this book part way as well as read it.  The Audio was amazing as well! ) 


Plot: 20/20
Characters: 20/20
Writing: 20/20
Creativity: 20/20
Ending: 9/10
Cover: 10/10 

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