"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"
Let me start off by saying that dystopians are some of my favorites to read. That doesn't mean that I like every single one that I come across; but I am happy to say that in this case, I loved it. I don't think you have to be a dystopian junkie to love this book as much as I did.
The main character, Kira, was likable and a great heroine! There were a few instances where I couldn't exactly relate to her, but they were very rare.
Samm, a Partial involved in the story, was a character I immediately loved. Although you never know throughout the story if you can really trust him, I found myself rooting for him as I read. I hope to see more of him in the series; and I am positive we will!
All the characters in the book were well developed, and that is something I look for when reading a story. I thoroughly enjoyed Dan Wells' writing, and I am highly anticipating the rest of the novels in the series.
This is an action packed story, and no doubt, a page turner. With this book being almost 500 pages long, I breezed through it in no time. I loved that I could get lost in this world of Humans vs. Partials. Dan Wells created such an amazing world, and I felt as though I was truly apart of it as I was reading. It was so entertaining, impossible to put down, and never once was I bored.
If you couldn't already tell, I loved this book, and I highly recommend picking it up yourself. You won't regret it.
I gave this book 4.5 stars
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