Author: Dan Wells
Series: Partials Sequence #1
Genres: YA Futuristic
Format: Audio, eBook, Print
Date: February 28, 2012
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
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.
Pretty intriguing. Liked the characters–they were diverse and believable. Good storyline. Great twist at the end. Can’t wait for #2.
Another author who jumped genres very well. Great world building and suspense! Can’t wait for the next one.