Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Cyborgs and Humans and Plague, Oh My!

It's the year 2076, and the human race has been decimated by an airborne virus known as RM. Women are mandated to become pregnant as often as possible in the hopes that a baby will be born immune--but it's been ten years and no infant survives more than 56 hours. Teenage medic Kira is convinced that the cure for RM lies with the Partials, a race of engineered cyborgs who were responsible for the release of the virus in the first place. In order to find the answers she wants, however, she has to capture a Partial first.

Half medical thriller, half dystopian, Partials by Dan Wells follows Kira as she tries to unlock the secret to curing the disease that has claimed so many lives around the world. The intrigue deepens when Samm, the Partial that Kira has captured, gives an entirely different perspective on the war that has dragged on for so long between the Partials and the humans.


This novel is very science-oriented. It gets deep into the experiments and tests that Kira runs, and closely examines the day-to-day reality of a world ravaged by an epidemic. The world-building is expertly done; it isn't difficult to imagine this version of our society coming about. If you are intrigued by the reality that Dan Wells has created, Kira's story continues in Fragments.

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