Partials (Partials #1) by Dan Wells

Partials (Partials, #1)

                       Partials (Partials #1)


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.
Hardcover, 1st Edition, 472 pages
Expected publication: February 28th 2012 by HarperTEEN

  (MY THOUGHTS)       5  HEARTS!!!!!
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 Partial with heart. I love, LOVE this book and wish I had an inside connection with Dan Wells so I wouldn't have to wait for Failsafe, the second book in the Partials series.

Kira is sixteen and a medic trainee in the hospital maternity ward. Kira, along with the rest of her race, who have survived the Break, are trying to find the cure for the RM virus that still continues to kill their babies. Kira is determined to find the cure, and once she starts the search, she has no idea how far she will delve into the government, the Partials, the humans, and herself to find the answers.

Partials is also action-packed, but Wells did bring romance into this fantastic storyline, which I'm so glad he did. And what a heartfelt romance it is with Kira and Marcus. I did, at times, think Wells was going to change Kira's romantic interest, and I’m still not sure he won't in Failsafe. I'll just have to wait and see. Wells also brings heart-break with plenty of tears with one of the character (no spoilers) I will just say, I really loved this guy.

Dan Wells’ dedication in Partials is the best way to describe my own feelings for this amazing novel: “This book is dedicated to the rule breakers, the troublemakers, and the revolutionaries. Sometimes the hand that feeds you needs a good bite.” I highly, highly recommend Partials as a must read. You don't won't to miss out on this book!


  1. I do love a good dystopian, especially when you throw in some sci-fi. I'll have to check this one out. And wow, great cover!

  2. This sounds like amazing book! LOVE your review, it's awesome! I can't wait to read this book, dystopian genre really hook me up! Thanks for the review! :)

    1. So glad you liked the review Hilda, I hope you enjoy Partials as much as I did :)

  3. Awesome review and definitely on my TBR list!