Author: Dan Wells
Summary: 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.
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 of 5)
My Review: When my brother recommended this teenage dystopian novel, at first I was afraid of it being just like everything else… I mean, it sounded like a story that could either be great and original, or just another dystopian novel.
And guess what??? He did it! It was absolutely amazing and completely original. The characters were believable . The plot was captivating and enthralling. At first I was terrified that it was going to turn into a love triangle, but guess what? It’s actually physically possible to write a story with 3 main characters, 1 girl, and 2 guys, without making it a love triangle!!! Go figure, right? Never would’ve seen that coming! Seriously, though. That is how you make me love a book. Not having a love triangle.
The futuristic reality Dan Wells created was shockingly realistic and believable. This was a book that I just couldn’t put down. I cannot wait to read the next one!
Content Advisory: A bit of violence… Some deaths. A lot of mention of babies dying of diseases, and government-enforced pregnancies at the age of 16. Drunk teenagers.
To Sum it Up: Believable, gripping, suspenseful, exciting, and fun, Dan Wells throws you curve ball after curve ball, until you think that you’ve finally got it figured out… and then you don’t anymore. That is my kind of book!
Have you heard of this book before? Have you read it? Did you like it?
On an unconnected note, I may not post much over the next 2 weeks, but I’ll be reading TONS of books, so I’ll have lots of reviews to post as soon as I come back. Thanks, everyone! :)