Monday, January 14, 2013

Review Partials by Dan Wells

Partials (Partials, #1)Title: Partials
Author: Dan Wells
Published: February 28th, 2012 (Balzer + Bray)
Pages: 470
Source: bought
Partials Sequence #1

Rating: 4 stars
Synopsis from Goodreads: The only hope for humanity isn’t human.

In a world where people have been all but wiped out by a virus created by part-human cyborgs called ‘Partials’, and where no baby survives longer than three days, a teenage girl makes it her mission to find a cure, and save her best friend’s unborn child.

But finding a cure means capturing a Partial…

I think it comes as no surprise that I'm a fan of dystopians! I love getting to know a new world and most dystopians have a strong MC, one of the things that makes me love a book almost instantly. The only downside is that I can't read too much of this genre in a row, because it does get confusing after a while. 

Partials is, of course, a dystopian and I loved it. The world setting in this book was really cool. Kira lives in a world where there hasn't been a surviving baby in eleven years. If they don't find a cure the human race will come to extinct. 

Kira is a strong MC (yay!) and she's one of the brightest person's in her year of medical training. She's determined to find a cure and she's close to getting one. Although her superiors won't let her do what's necessary to get it, catching a partial, a kind of human robot. When her best friend gets pregnant, Kira becomes even more determined than she was before.

It took me a while to get into the story and get to know the world and Kira. Dan Wells created a beautiful world setting, but it also took some time to introduce it. The pace really picked up after Kira sets out with a group to catch a partial. After that it was almost impossible to put the book down! 

That's also the moment the most awesome character in the book is introduced: Samm, the partial Kira manages to catch. At first he doesn't say anything and you just want to scream at him. But it also makes him very mysterious. When he finally started talking I was just as fascinated by him as Kira was. I want more Samm!

The ending didn't came as a surprise for me. But it's not a bad thing! I love it when I suspect something is going to happen and after a while (or sometimes even immediately) I want them to happen and they do. The ending made me very curious for book two and I can't wait to read it! 

If you love dystopian, then you definitely want to read Partials!


  1. I've seen this book around quite a lot and it intrigued me but I haven't been able to get my hands on it yet. It's good that you enjoyed the read and Dystopians are getting really popular these days, so I might as well read this one soon! Great review, Helene! :)

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

  2. I've been dying to read this. The world building sounds awesome and I am dying to know the inner workings of a Partial. Can't wait to get to know Samm.

  3. I love the concept of Kira and finding a cure. It comes really close to my study, so it's very interesting :D I sometimes really love a predictable ending. They can make me happy, because that's the ending I was looking for. I can't wait to read this book and I hopefully can add it to my Dystopian reading challenge :)


  4. This has been on my wishlist for a while and it sounds awesome! When the main character is looking for the cure, it always piques my interest so I'll definitely have to invest in this one.
    Awesome review, Helene :)


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