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... show more
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.
Publish date: February 26th 2013
Publisher: Balzer & Bray
Pages no: 528
Edition language: English
Series: Partials Sequence (#1)
I just finished Partials and i really enjoyed it. :) It was nice reading about a society that so values human life (except Haru). I did think it was a bit hard to believe that no adults in 11 years came up with the idea that 16-year-old Kira came up with after a few weeks(?) studying the virus. The ...
A fantastic post-apocalyptic world with characters that truly felt like real people. The people that were adults during the apocalypse had an entirely different worldview than the children who survived. No family was left untouched. Every parent lost a child, and no child's biological parent survive...
I listened to the audio version of this book. The reader, Julia Whelan, did a great job. I loved the story and the characters. Civilization is dying out. A cure to save babies from a terrible virus, created in a war 11 years ago, needs to be found. Kirra believes that she is the girl to cure the dis...
This book suffered from having too much description and not enough action. It was a 3.5 star book that should have easily been rated 5 stars. I was kept on the edge of my seat the entire time waiting...and waiting. Partials had the potential for something amazing and explosive but it all felt so ...
Este es uno de esos libros que lo terminas y te deja con un vacio existencial, cuestionandote todo. Me arrepiento de haber esperado tanto para leerlo, de haberlo postergado y de haberlo leido tan despacio. Es muy MUY bueno! Espero que mucha mas gente lo lea y se de cuenta de lo magnifico que es.