Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Partials by Dan Wells

Here is another book that has been recommended/given to me by Emily. I love it when she gives me books!
Partials is set sometime in the future after a war with the Partials, a group of human created artificial intelligent beings. The war with the Partials wiped out most of civilization and those that are left behind are no longer able to create new life because of a disease called RM. This is a real problem for the people still living. Most of their resources and energy go to finding a way to allow women to give birth and for these babies to live longer than a day.
Kira is 16 and she understands the dangers to a society who cannot create life. She is training to be a medic and wants nothing more than to help keep babies alive. Her and her friends realize that they need to take matters into their own hands in order to understand and find a cure for RM. Kira begins to realize that their enemy, the Partials may hold the key to most of their problems. She and a group of brave friends decide to take matters into their own hands to help society.

This book is really hard to explain, but it is a great read. There were times when it got a little heavy on the science, but it didn't really take away from the story if you didn't understand what was happening. This is a really great novel about how sometimes government and adults don't always have the answers and they must listen to the younger generation.

I would highly recommend this book, even though I don't feel I'm doing it justice here in this review.

1 comment:

  1. This book was such a breath of fresh air. I have been waiting for something fantastic to knock me off my feet, and Partials has done it; done it without gobs of romance and/or a sappy love story. That's impressive all in itself.

    The world building was fantastic. The post-apocalyptic world Wells has created is believable and easy to picture. Dark. Desolate. Dangerous. Wells paid great attention to detail and it had me poring over this book for hours. It was quite hard to put down.

    The characters were really wonderful. Kira was a little different from your average YA heroine. She wasn't `girly' so to speak. She was super strong and determined. I found her to be a very inspiring protagonist. She questioned everything and never fell into the mold the Senate wanted her to be in; or anyone wanted her to be in, for that matter.