Partials (Partials #1)
February 28, 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.
Thank you to HarperCollins and NetGalley for kindly providing me a copy to review.
It was the cover that grabbed my attention. I could tell it was a Dystopian right away, even before I read about it. I can't get enough of these books. I love, love, love them! And Partials didn't disappoint. The idea of the book is awesome, robots that look, sound, and act like humans, made to fight in war.
Partials is set in the near future, in the year of 2076, when a deadly virus has wipes out 99% of humanity. Humans are an endangered race, babies are even more important than ever. But that's the problem, no child has lived past a few days in more than fourteen years.
Sixteen year old Kira Walker wants that to change. She works as a trainee in the maternity ward at the hospital and is trying to find a cure for the virus, before her best friend gives birth to her unborn child. Hoping to save the baby, Kira will sacrifice her life for a cure.
This was an amazing book! It is on the long side, but it was well worth it, the book had everything, romance and action.
If you'r a dystopian fan, you should read this. This book is released the 28th of February, go out and buy it, I know I will. Book two Failsafe is expected to be published in 2013. I can't wait to read more from Mr.Wells.