The Partials by Dan Wells is the first in a YA Dystopian series PERFECT for fans of apocalyptic worlds and survival from a viral weapon.
AKA – The Walking Dead minus the zombies..
“Humanity is all but extinguished after a war with Partials—engineered organic beings identical to humans—has decimated the 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. But sixteen-year-old Kira is determined to find a solution. As she tries desperately to save what is left of her race, she discovers that that the survival of both humans and Partials rests in her attempts to answer questions about the war’s origin that she never knew to ask.
Playing on our curiosity of and fascination with the complete collapse of civilization, Partials is, at its heart, a story of survival, one that explores the individual narratives and complex relationships of those left behind, both humans and Partials alike—and of the way in which the concept of what is right and wrong in this world is greatly dependent on one’s own point of view.“
Overall Rating : 5/5 – The first chapter was what sold me on this book with the idea of this crazy virus killing the newborns.
Cover Rating : 4/5 – I would pick this book up.
Plot Excitement : 5/5 – Became increasingly hooked as the plot thickened.
Quick Read : 5/5 – Finished in a matter of days.
Emotional Connection : 5/5 – Conspiracy, survival, trust, betrayal.
World Building : 5/5 – I could picture the entire remaining society and world.
Unique YA : 4/5 – Killer, mysterious viruses slaying the human population.
Possible Re-Read : 5/5 – Definitely will re-read before picking up Book 2 in the next few weeks.
Published: 28 February 2012
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Genre: Young Adult Dystopian
How I Read It: Paperback
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