Publication date: February 2013
Series: Partials, Book 2
goodreads: *Spoilers are inevitable for the first book, Partials*
Kira Walker has found the cure for RM, but the battle for the survival of humans and Partials is just beginning. Kira has left East Meadow in a desperate search for clues to who she is. That the Partials themselves hold the cure for RM in their blood cannot be a coincidence—it must be part of a larger plan, a plan that involves Kira, a plan that could save both races. Her companions are Afa Demoux, an unhinged drifter and former employee of ParaGen, and Samm and Heron, the Partials who betrayed her and saved her life, the only ones who know her secret. But can she trust them?Things I Liked:
Meanwhile, back on Long Island, what's left of humanity is gearing up for war with the Partials, and Marcus knows his only hope is to delay them until Kira returns. But Kira's journey will take her deep into the overgrown wasteland of postapocalyptic America, and Kira and Marcus both will discover that their greatest enemy may be one they didn't even know existed.
This dystopian sci-fi book is exciting and fairly unique and has plenty of unexpected twists and turns. I felt like there was a lot going on and I should never get bored. I loved watching, especially near the end, how much Kira had to reevaluate the things she thought were true. It was interesting to look at the moral and ethical dilemmas that she and many others in this world have faced. Choices play a huge role and I thought this was the most fascinating part, despite the acid rain and the talking dogs. Just a really good story.
Things I Didn't Like:
I have to admit, I got a little tired of the sort-of sameness that went on for much of the book. It seemed like it dragged on and on while they traveled and traveled and traveled some more. Maybe my attention span has waned recently, because I just wanted it to be shorter. Still, I found it fascinating and entertaining and exciting with a lot of things going on all at once. I'm definitely invested enough to get that next book.
Start with Partials by Dan Wells
Peeps by Scott Westerfeld
The Passage by Justin Cronin
BOOK CONTENT RATINGS:
not too many, no f-bombs
plenty of fighting, action, and killing - there is a war
Overall rating: ****
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