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A viral Ebook Partials published 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

A viral Ebook Partials published 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 sheHumanity 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.Supports the Common Core State Standards.. Good Books Partials It seems as though YA Science Fiction is experiencing a bit of a resurgence lately. Like many other readers, I'm a little tired of the barely-dystopian trend, so it's great to see a very firmly science-oriented book like Partials come along. Airborne viruses + survivalist action drama + human interest story is a great combination, and one I think most fans of post-apocalyptic thrillers will enjoy. In the year 2076, 11 years after an airborne viral outbreak, the average newborn lives just 56 hours. 16-year-old Kira Walker, a young medic interning at a hospital, thinks that the key to human survival lies in studying Partials, a group of rogue cyborgs described as "unthinking, unfeeling human killers." Since Partials released the virus to begin with, surely they have the answers to a cure--whether it's through their genetic makeup or through their knowledge. When her friend Madison gets pregnant, Kira embarks on a dangerous mission: to find and capture a Partial so she can save her friend's child.But you've seen some positive reviews and some negative ones, right? So here is the type of person that I think will have a blast with this book.You're a Battlestar Galactica fan. There are many similar BSG elements in this book, in a very good way. Partials are very similar to Cylons, and there's a war between humans and Partials that will decide the fate of both. There are also some elements of Star Trek: TNG, and The Matrix in this book, which aren't bad influences to have at all. But lest you be concerned about knockoffs, this is definitely an original story, told in a very engaging way.You like medical thrillers. Kira runs a lot of tests on a captured Partial in this book, and while some readers may have an issue with all the medical business that goes on, I personally love books about viruses and analyses of scientific data, etc., so I very much enjoyed all that. Do Kira's experiments require some suspension of disbelief? Sure. Especially since a. she's a student b. we don't get all the answers we might be asking and c. this disease doesn't actually exist. (True story!) But what worked for me was that the author did a great job of walking us through the steps and logic and reasoning behind Kira's methodology.Post-apocalyptic books rock your socks. Something about this book reminded me a lot of the feel of Mira Grant's Feed and Deadline, but for the YA crowd--and I don't make those comparisons lightly. There is a great blend of virological talk, exciting action sequences, and entertaining twists and turns that will appeal to fans of the Newsflesh series. Plus there are some survivalist elements I also really enjoyed. Worrying about energy conservation, day to day needs, salvage runs? Please, tell me more!You appreciate butt-kicking heroines. I really liked Kira, who is a smart, responsible heroine, even if she is a little too narrowly focused on her ideals and a little too quick to fly off the handle. I would liked to have felt more of an emotional connection with her, the way I did with the very intriguing Samm (view spoiler)[who is SO much more interesting than the sweet but frustrating Marcus (hide spoiler)], but I did feel as though I understood her. And it's great to have a girl scientist portrayed in YA.Do any of these sound like you? If so, get thee to a bookstore and grab a copy of Partials asap!I will say that some of the secondary teen characters blended together for me, so that it wasn't until significant things happened to them that I remembered who was who and what part they were playing in the story. All the adults are there primarily to advance the plot as well, and basically serve as foils and obstacles to the teens. And even though it's understandable that teenagers have taken on more advanced roles earlier on due to the outbreak, they have such huge responsibilities that it does make you raise an eyebrow a bit; it's almost as if Partials was written with adult characters, but was adapted for the YA market. While some of the specifics of the story may strain credulity when you stop to look at the big picture, I have to admit that during reading, it's hard to care, because the story is so well-paced and entertaining. I'm hoping that in the sequel, we'll see deeper character development and further exploration of the ramifications of the Hope Act as the story continues.All in all, Partials was a lot of fun for me. My immediate reaction when I finished the book was "fan-freaking-tastic!" and I'm excited that there's such a great science fiction option out there for YA readers. Don't get me wrong, I love fluffy novels or the types of books that feature girls in pretty ballgowns. But I like the kind of girl who wears lab coats, doesn't mind risking her life for what she believes is right, and argues passionately about the civil rights of cyborgs, too.This review also appears in The Midnight Garden. An advance copy was provided by the publisher.
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    Dan Wells is a thriller and science fiction writer Born in Utah, he spent his early years reading and writing He is he author of the Partials series Partials, Isolation, Fragments, and Ruins , the John Cleaver series I Am Not a Serial Killer, Mr Monster, and I Don t Want To Kill You , and a few others The Hollow City, A Night of Blacker Darkness, etc He was a Campbell nomine for best new writer, and has won a Hugo award for his work on the podcast Writing Excuses the podcast is also a multiple winner of the Parsec Award.

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  • It seems as though YA Science Fiction is experiencing a bit of a resurgence lately Like many other readers, I m a little tired of the barely dystopian trend, so it s great to see a very firmly science oriented book like Partials come along Airborne viruses survivalist action drama human interest story is a great combination, and one I think most fans of post apocalyptic thrillers will enjoy In the year 2076, 11 years after an airborne viral outbreak, the average newborn lives just 56 hours 16 ye [...]


  • You can now check out the Partials trailer right HERE on A Partials themed Acrostic Pregnancy obligations for the young like in Bumped.Amateur military of Falling Skies.Rioters and mercenaries threaten way of life like in The Survivors.The MC is a bad ass female scientist like in BonesInfertility woes of the women on the Lost island.Artificially created humans similar to Cylons from Battlestar Galactica.Lots of myths being bustedIENCE The Rundown The world has been decimated by an airborne virus [...]


  • It seems to me that the first mistake made with this book was to target teenage girls Here I come with my gender stereotyping and I m sure there will be other female readers who ll love this book and disagree with me but despite the protagonist being female and the cover featuring a teen girl, Dan Wells appears to have written a boy book The lengthy descriptions and idle conversations were dull enough without the subject matter going from hockey to guns to bombs.In the words of Mr Presley a litt [...]


  • oh my god i just got an unexpected ARC of this on the SAME DAY as i got the new ron rash ARC what is a girl to do too many good things at once this is the best nightmare i have ever had ________________________________________________________________________________________________________this is a very high three stars it would have been a four if i was just judging it on enjoyment and the ability of the plot to engage me but i have decided to be responsible when reviewing the YA, and not just [...]


  • Oh, for fuck s sake, just make it stop God, this book bored me to tears I fucking quit No love lost.Dan Wells, you write pretty well In fact, your writing is enjoyable But I just had to throw in the towel by about page 80 I just couldn t take it any longer I opened the ebook file one last time, just to take one stab at it, and I swear there were tears in my eyes I shut it down Laughing is okay Eye rolling I can deal with too But crying is not appropriate When a book makes me cry with sheer frus [...]


  • I m gonna struggle a bit here and say some good things The writing is clear The characters are easily visualized The plot twist is serviceable It s not a bad book There s plenty of tension and action and big fear.But Yeah, well, um I m read it before A lot But it s YA It s meant for new readers who ve never been blown away by classics like Darwin s Radio or The Children of Men or any of two out of three dystopian YA novels on the market.Add cute girl and two cute boys, give her talent and drive, [...]


  • Intense with highly sophisticated world building Partials is a fantastic addition to the dystopian genre Babies don t survive and the youngest human on earth is now 14 years old With 99% of the population gone, killed by a new epidemic, Kira is determined to find a cure to save humanity.I have to start with Kira because she is an excellent protagonist She is incredibly determined, and this presence throughout the novel of pure dedication to her cause is all consuming You want her to succeed so b [...]


  • Oh, wait while I find my mouth under my bed where it droppedSo, are you ready for this wonderful journey into the future Here we go It all came down to a war the worst of them all.It was not between humans, but between them and the Partials.Because what if robots didn t look like robots any What if they looked exactly like humans What if they were genetically programmed and made into the best weapon alive, a dangerously thinking one Breathing flesh and blood robots meant to kill stronger and fas [...]


  • I feel like this review should begin like one of the old AlkaSeltzer commercials I can t believe I read the whole thing I try to be balanced on my reviews, but this book made it very difficult There were a million little things that got under my skin, and it added up to a book that didn t make sense and was ultimately unlikable.What I liked about this book The genre I guess Although, reading this had made me rethink that decision.What I didn t like about this book Hoo boy, where do I start The l [...]


  • Before you read my review I originally rated this book 4 out of 5 stars but after I wrote my review, I lowered it to 2.5 out of 5 stars rounded up to 3 stars My reasons I rated the book immediately after reading it and I was clearly caught up in the last 25% of the book When I wrote my review, I realized that the majority of my review was negative and I had plenty of issues with the story Thus, I changed my rating.The BadI didn t feel a real connection with the characters The real story seemed c [...]


  • Thank you, NetGallery I should have read this book sooner No stupid love triangles, strong girl as the main character no crying, thinking over and over about the boy and why did he do that or this, believable scientific background of the story and so onSo, if you like sci fi, end of the world as we know it type of the stories, grab your copy of this book and read it as soon as possible.


  • The YA genre is certainly rife with dystopians You can t go out without tripping over one Okay fine, that is an exaggeration but I can t help but get weary of the same plots with a few subtle differences you know, differences like the cause of the ultimate breakdown of modern society There s usually a girl She usually has powers There s also usually a society with tyrannical rulers dictators whatever you wanna call them a rose by any other name and all Then there is a boy Mysterious Intriguing A [...]


  • This book is so much fun The plot is crazy and there is so much action I am a Biochemistry major and I love science, and this book had a ton of science in it There is a virus called RM that inhibits babies from living past a couple of hours, so a large portion of the book is dedicated to finding a cure for this It goes pretty in depth with the research and specifics of the virus and I just think that s so cool I did like the main character Kira, although she was annoying at points because she ha [...]


  • This book isn t holding my attention At all Too much boring detail, too many boring characters, the writing style is too bland This is simply not my thing.


  • HolyAwesome It s been a loooong while since I ve felt this excited about a post apoc dystopia YA I thought I d burned out on them after reading Starters and Eve and heck even Shatter Me the lack of detail in the first two and the over indulgent writing in the other simply put me off So I really am not kidding when I say it s been a long time since I ve felt this excited about a book of this type It s a little like Grant s Feed or Deadline because this too does not limit itself to heart pumping c [...]



  • How do I love thee, Partials Let me count the ways.1 Thy witty, spicy dialogue If you re a fan of Firefly Serenity or Buffy the Vampire Slayer s the show, not the movie whip sharp banter, you re going to love this book It s got the same kind of effortless, rapid fire discourse Joss Whedon injects in his cult classic shows A lot of authors shoot for this and fail miserably Wells doesn t just succeed, he excels at dialogue I could seriously have read and enjoyed this book purely for the banter 2 T [...]


  • 7 out of 10 This review on my blogLiving A Thousand Lives please use Chrome Yandex browser or Android IOS to see the page otherwise, spoiler tags I use to make my post compact may not work Short Soundtrack Hannah Georgas Enemies Mathbonus Remix Royksopp ft Robyn The Girl And The Robot Lunatica Who You Are Genre post apocalypses dystopia, YAStuff bio humans, deadly virusFail slow pacing at the startWOW actionPOV 3rd person, femaleLove Geometry lightQuote Core Sometimes the hand that feeds you nee [...]


  • Oh My Gosh That was Amazing If you like sci fi, post apocalyptic, dystopian, amazing characters, action packed plot, twists that have twists, a little romance in between things blowing up and gunshots, and just all around smart writing, put this on your to read list NOW Wow, this is going to be hard to do spoiler free Here goes.First let me say that the beginning of the book might be a little slow for some people It s not one of those kind where the author takes forever to set up the story, it s [...]


  • I m sitting here, trying to figure out how to write a review for this amazing novel The awesome author, Dan Wells, has totally blown me away Partials is an incredibly amazing world and storyline with fantastic characters I can t even pick which is my favorite Dan Wells gave all of them terrific personalities Kira is head strong, Marcus is the fun guy, Jayden is a take charge guy, Xochi is the bad ass chick, Madison is the caring mom figure, Haru is the jerk, Isolde is a analyst and Samm is a Par [...]


  • Vieron cuando un libro te atrapa Bueno esto es lo que sucede con este libro.Sin lugar a dudas es una historia FASCINANTE Una vez que empezas a leer no podes frenar Re , llore, ame y odie Este libro agarr mi coraz n y lo parti en dos, despu s lo piso, lo revent , lo molio a palos, los destroz en mil pedacitos y asi y todo lo ame La historia es desgarradora, completa, bella, con un mill n de giros que te mantienen al filo.La protagonista tiene car cter y hace lo que cree mejor para mejorar el mund [...]


  • 4.5OH MY JESUS CHRIST I M SO FANGIRLING ABOUT THIS BOOK.Reading Partials is like James Dashner or Scott Westerfeld were teaching you immunology and virology and then taking you to this fantastic travel across a destroyed world This is the type of book any SCI FI FAN would like It has an interesting world building, with a great backstory, amazing well developed characters, and Also a lot of science and political stuff, not the classic horrible abusing government but the one that could emerge aft [...]


  • 4.5 stars No spoilers This book was a really nice surprise I think I must not have read the synopsis clearly when I bought it because I thought it was a book where aliens had taken over the world and there were only one community of humans left But yeah, not at all In a way I think that helped me to like it so much, because I was surprised whilst reading it Maybe I should try and do that oftenAnyway, I thought the plot was really interesting as I ve not read anything about genetically engineere [...]


  • Partials By Dan WellsA Review by Eric AllenI have been totally blown away by every single book that Dan Wells has written I don t know where he came from all of a sudden, but in the last 4 years he s written 5 extremely good books And as writers should, he gets better with every book that he publishes, expanding his ideas, fixing things that didn t work, and improving upon his skills as a storyteller If you have not read I Am Not A Serial Killer yet, go buy it or check it out of the library NOW, [...]


  • Partials had many elements that I absolutely loved for the genre, for the audience, for the issues it raises and the questions that it poses for the characters within the world Dan Wells creates Granted, some of the characters had their insufferable qualities just as realistic characters probably would when faced with the odds depicted in this novel, but man, what a ride Each and every time I picked up this book, I did not want to put it down, and I can only think of that as a good sign.I though [...]


  • Oh, man This book made me feel like humanity was my nasty ex, and I had just dumped his ass before snapping my fingers in Z formation.By that, I mean most of the humans in this book pissed me off though they were supposed to PARTIALS takes place in a futuristic world where humanity is quickly going extinct after a virus released during the Partial Human war kills off babies less than a week after birth Kira Walker, sixteen, is a medic in training When someone important to her becomes pregnant, s [...]


  • An ARC was provided by Harpercollins Canada for review Thank you Humans created the Partials long ago by ParaGen They created the ultimate super being Stronger, faster, smarter to help aid in modern warfare for the enemy hostiles Then the Partials created the RM virus, wiping away almost the entire human population with a few being immune to the virus.We find Kira, a 16 year old medical intern, who works and lives in East Meadow She assists in the pregnancy ward of the hospital Her best friend M [...]


  • Qu buen libro Excelente y con excelente me quedo corta.Uno de los mundos post apocal pticos m s interesantes con los que he tenido el gusto de encontrarme, y una de las mejores distop as que he le do hasta el momento.Muy bien escrito, muy bien pensado No s c mo voy a resistir la espera para el segundo.


  • Dude How cool is this book Fighting, saving the wold, kick ass protagonist and mates that completely have your back, grenades, going on dangerous and not so sophisticated adventures, loyal and brave Oh and very likable.Kira A protagonist that I liked a lot It really is a great feeling to find yourself genuinely liking the protagonist We so need of those.Our gal is brave, a heart breaker tut tut , tough, loyal and caring Being a medic is in her blood I say this because even when the enemy is hur [...]


  • MORE MORE P.S I love that book So Laura told me about this book like three years ago Since then I have had it on my kindle as an ebook but for some absolutely unexplainable reason I never picked it up till now I expected it also for some reason to be about a whiny girl in some advanced technology world Do not ask me why I do not know So I think it rather clear that I went into this book with very low expectation, even so yes, Laura has told me it is amazing and normally I believe her I am weird [...]


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