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Friday, July 6, 2012

Review: Partials by Dan Wells

by Dan Wells

Published by: Balzer + Bray
Released on: February 28th, 2012
480 Pages
Rating: 4/5

   Living in a time where, due to the extreme circumstances left from the aftermath of a massive war with the Partials, a rare and seemingly untraceable virus has crept it's way into the lives of everyone, killing the human race. Slowly over time, not only are the elders dying, but this virus that cannot be tracked or cured is killing the babies within a matter of days after being born.
   To fathom a world with no babies, no young running around is so hard to grasp. So many times I find myself in an aggravated mood, only to be lifted up by the good graces of children. To have the smallest child be that of fourteen is just mind struggling. Dan Wells has created a very complex, advanced, and mind-blowing novel that leaves you praying for hope for future success in saving those babies.

   Kira has already been working in the maternity ward, so she knows first hand how hard it is to see these babies born, grow sick, and die due to the RM virus. She is growing closer to the age where she will end up having to get pregnant too. The government has figured if they keep all women ages eighteen and up, pregnant on a regular basis, eventually some of them will live. Kira is seeing through the cracks on this study and doesn't just want to become another statistic. I can't blame her. To live a life and have numerous babies, only to give them away for dead is just heartbreaking and that is exactly what is happening right now.
  Kira wants a new approach. She will get it whether others want to cooperate or not. Headstrong and courageous, she sets out to do the unthinkable. She sets out to capture the enemy they went to war with. The same enemy that the government thinks left them with the RM virus. With amazing friends to help her along the way, some fabulous research on her part, quite a bit of quick thinking, and a very unexpected friend, this might help get Kira and the babies closer to survival.

Purchased from Amazon.


  1. Meh, I didn't like this book as much as i really wanted to, sadly. Hopefully the next one will be better!!

    Anna @ Literary Exploration

  2. I loved this one! btw I LOVE YOUR NEW DESIGN!! Purple is my favorite color and this is amazing!!

  3. I absolutely ADORED this book! I has everything I love in a sci-fi/dystopian novel. I thought it was really interesting that we got to see from both points of view: the humans and the Partials. And I loved not knowing whether or not Samm was telling the truth.


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