Friday, December 28, 2012



by Dan Wells
468 pgs on my iPad
Young Adult; Post-Apocalyptic


The human race is all but extinct after a war with Partials—engineered organic beings identical to humans—has decimated the population. Reduced to only tens of thousands by RM, a weaponized virus to which only a fraction of humanity is immune, the survivors in North America have huddled together on Long Island while the Partials have mysteriously retreated. The threat of the Partials is still imminent, but, worse, no baby has been born immune to RM in more than a decade. Our time is running out.
Kira, a sixteen-year-old medic-in-training, is on the front lines of this battle, seeing RM ravage the community while mandatory pregnancy laws have pushed what's left of humanity to the brink of civil war, and she's not content to stand by and watch. But as she makes a desperate decision to save the last of her race, she will find that the survival of humans and Partials alike rests in her attempts to uncover the connections between them—connections that humanity has forgotten, or perhaps never even knew were there.

First Line:
Newborn #485GA18M died on June 30, 2076, at 6:07 in the morning.

My Thoughts:
A great post-apocalyptic read that had me staying up late reading.  Can't wait for the next book, Fragments, in this series.

Favorite Quotes:
"I am stronger than my trials." pg. 24
"Happiness is the most natural thing in the world when you have it, and the slowest, strangest, most impossible thing when you don't." pg. 77
"Each life has a different purpose, and some people can find their purpose more easily than others.  They key," she said, turning to Kira and gesturing firmly with a sprig of cilantro, "the most important thing you can ever know, is that whatever your purpose is, that's not your only choice." 
"No matter why you're here, no matter why any of us are here, you're never tied down to fate. You've never locked in.  You make your own choices, Kira, and you can't let anyone ever take that away from you." pg. 78

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