Monday, July 2, 2012

Book Review: Partials by Dan Wells

Title: Partials
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Pub. Date: 2/28/2012
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Format: Hardback
Pages:  468
ISBN# 0062071041


Book Description:
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.


My Review:
Where do I start with out giving any thing away or coping any other review? Okay, I will start with OH MY GOODNESS!!!  I absolutely could not put this down. Was so wrapped up in Kira's young life that has already seen more and done more than I would have done at her age. Yes, even in a book.

Dan Wells has a gripping story from the very beginning and I can not wait to get into the next book. Grant it that this has some things that are possible way out there, but for the most part it is something that we actually could face some day.

I love reading about strong hero's but give me a book about a young girl who ends up being the heroin! Well Kira not only takes the cake but Dan Wells writes her lines to seem as if you could be her. And the what if's that went on in my mind while reading this, let's just say..."Don't know if I could have"...  But I will not go any further due to not wanting to give away any spoilers.

I will say this and it does come from Amazon, this is a Young Adult book: Reading level: Ages 14 and up. As to my review rating this is some of my feelings concerning the book. A real page turner, exciting, loving at times, mind blowing book could not put it down. So for those reasons I have to give Partials a Breath of Life rating of:



5 Clock Rating!


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3 comments:

Debbie McConnell said...

Wow your review has me excited and interested in reading this!! Sounds absolutely amazing!

Clancy Cash Harrison MS, RD, LDN said...

This sounds like a great read! I might have to take it to the beach with me in a couple of weeks!

Katja Weinert said...

I've heard such great things about Partials, and well done with your review. A critique without spoilers :)

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