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.

Dan Wells, acclaimed author of I Am Not a Serial Killer, takes readers on a pulsepounding journey into a world where the very concept of what it means to be human is in question—one where our humanity is both our greatest liability and our only hope for survival.
 
 
 4/5
 I am late to the game with this series. I have read so many great reviews I just had to pick it up. I found this was a very interesting dystopian. The idea behind the book is great, and I kept reading because I was so fascinated by it. 

Humans love to try and play God. If we could create super soldiers to save our own. I can see that happening. Especially in the US.  How would we treat them after the war was over? That is the question.

I can not imagine the feeling when you only see numbers dwindling in population and no cure for the virus that kills babies as soon as they are born. I can't imagine a world with out babies and toddlers.  I can't imagine being forced to become pregnant at an early in life, and carry the baby only to see it die at birth.  It would be a world so hard to have any kind of hope in, and not just give up. 

Kira, our main character, is someone I really enjoyed reading about. She lets herself accept something she has grown to hate, and realizes maybe they need each other. She goes against the grain to fight for what her tells her is right. She will do whatever it takes for her to accomplish the goals she wants to happen. She learns  that she is far more capable then she thought possible.   I found her to be a brave and likeable character.

Overall, I really enjoyed this. I have read Fragments (Review will follow soon) already, and can't wait to find out the rest of the story. If you haven't read this one yet. Hop to it!

3 comments:

Eveline @ Eveline's Books said...

I'm glad you liked this book! It's indeed scary to think about those things in the book happening in our world.. I'm looking forward to your review of Fragments:)

Jackie said...

I wasn't as in love with this book as I anticipated on being, but it was still pretty awesome! Great review(:

Happy reading

Jackie

http://nobentspines.blogspot.com/

Tilly @ Hardcore Heroines said...

YAY! I bought this book for £1.50 on a whim because it looked good, but I'd never heard of it. This is the first review I've seen and I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Love getting a bargain.
The premise is so scary, can't wait to read it!
Great review Ashley :D

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