Rating: 5 stars
Synopsis: 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.
My thoughts: I first read this book back in august of 2012 and I loved it, I read it again recently so that I couldread Fragments, book 2 in the series, and get read for Ruins (book 3) which comes out this year. I think I loved this book even more the second time around then I did the first time around, which is saying alot. There is just something about Dan Wells writing style that I love, he has a way of just sucking you into the story and making you root for the good guys to win. You really feel for the situation that Kira and her friends are in and you want things to turn out good in the end. The book is told from Kiras point of view. This is one of those books where the entire time your reading it you just have this movie of whats going on playing in your mind, It would make an amazing movie by the way! I look forward to seeing what happens next!