But sixteen-year-old Kira is determined to find a solution. The reader is presented with a harrowing view of a society where every single baby dies. Instead, all babies have continued to sicken at birth and to die hours later.
Partials has a well described post-apocalyptic world. The Partials released the RM virus, a specially designed virus that quickly killed virtually every human being on the planet. An idea begins to form as she finds a connection between the disease and the Partials. Not just follow — I find the explanations quite interesting.
While the world-building and plots are top-notch, the characters are what first catch my attention. The beginning feels a little slow, but by the end, elements from the beginning come into play, proving that each scene is necessary.
During her capture, Kira not only manages to piece together the information she needs, but encounters a shocking revelation that directly affects her future.
Mankind has been destroyed by the Partials who are genetically "engineered organic beings identical to humans". First, I never heard the name of an author like Dan Wells and I am not a fan of novels with female images or protagonists on their covers because for me it looks, pardon me, cheap and uninteresting to read.
Wells portrays a world ravaged by war fought only too effectively by genetically engineered soldiers. The dramatic conclusion of this novel suggests an exciting second novel in the series. Besides the basic skin color of Kira that was all I had to go in.
In contrary, I bought the book at the end of the day because I was hooked upon reading the synopsis. I really loved the group. He said things and did things that were genuine and it was one of the main reasons I liked him so much.
The thought of reading a novel with viruses, super humans, guns, and war in a post-apocalyptic plot, without babies that survived even a single day, making year old individual the youngest human on earth. The first installment is packed with adventure, action, and less cheesy love story that for me is a very solid foundation for a mind-blowing, epic trilogy.
In future America, a company called ParaGen created the Partials, human-like machines meant to be used as weapons. As a result, the Senate created the Hope Act, mandating all girls age eighteen and up to become pregnant as often as possible in the hopes of finding a cure and repopulating the species.
Her desperation gave her enough courage, will, and determination to fight for and prevent the extinction of humanity even though she knows that she has a very minute chance against the partials standing on her way.
Kira is a sixteen-year-old medic intern working in the maternity ward. Then one rash decision forces Kira to flee her community with the unlikeliest of allies.
The youngest child, Saladin, is now fourteen years old.
While Kira and Samm are well rounded characters, many of the secondary characters are not, a weakness of the novel. The threat of the partials is still imminent, but, worse, no baby has been born immune to the disease in over a decade. Wells, for immersing me in the world of partials, where I felt the heat of the sun, the sand in my eyes, the pressure of the bullet passing, sliding through, inches away beside your head, and the fear of getting caught by a partial off guard.
The main attraction of this novel is the human-like organic beings, the Partials, who are essentially engineered weapons. I also really enjoyed Jayden and Xochi, both were strong characters who followed Kira because they were loyal to her.
Well-written, fast-paced, thrillingly fresh, with a perfect blend of science, action, and humor — Partials has something for everyone. Humans isolated in the society, afraid to explore the remaining fragments of the world during their brink of extinction.
This is so rare in YA these days. It is a society without much hope and no future. Only a small percentage of humans were immune and survived the pandemic, but any children born afterwards, continued to die.
I also found the way the novel was divided into disparate time chunks confusing. Kira Walker is someone who is desperate to save the newborns, desperate to find cure against the RM virus, and desperate to save the world.
The Partials were built by a company called ParaGen to fight in the Isolation War, which they won handily. It seems that there is no hope left for the remnants of humanity. At twenty years of age, the process that halts their aging begins reversing and the Partials literally rot alive.
Kira discovers that the virus has been studied from all possible angles, except the source - the Partials who are imimune. The story started with some creepy, interesting, and captivating scenarios where people did everything to save the newborns being attacked by the RM virus at the first 3 hours of life.
Samm reveals to Kira and the Senators, that the Partials are dying off. 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 cover of Dan Well’s Partials depicts the back of a dark-haired girl of ambivalent skin color looking out over a wasteland.
Nothing in the summary indicates that there are people of color in the book. Title: Partials. Author: Dan Wells. Genre: Post-Apocalypse, Dystopian, Speculative Fiction, Young Adult. Publisher: Balzer + Bray (HarperCollins) Publication Date: March Hardcover: pages.
Humanity is all but extinguished after a war with partials–engineered organic beings identical to humans–has decimated the world’s.
Partials is the futuristic tale of a decimated America where the only surviving humans are gathered in what was once Long Island. In future America, a company called ParaGen created the Partials, human-like machines meant to be used as weapons.
Read an excerpt from Partials by Dan Wells. 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 4/4(4).
Most YA science fictions I have read disappointed me a little, but Dan Wells did a darn good job at this book, it captured and contained my interest, full of action, had deepth and knowledge as well as managing to write at a high standard.
I'm impressed. Wells does a great job revealing information in a shocking way. While some of the plot twists are predictable, others are jaw dropping. It makes for an incredibly entertaining read.
That’s not to say the book is perfect—the writing can be clunky at times and the dialogue isn’t really realistic.Download