Partials (Google eBook)

Front Cover
Harper Collins, Feb 28, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 528 pages
20 Reviews

For fans of The Hunger Games, Battlestar Galactica, and Blade Runner comes the first book in the Partials Sequence, a fast-paced, action-packed, and riveting sci-fi teen series, by acclaimed author Dan Wells.

Humanity is all but extinguished after a war with Partials—engineered organic beings identical to humans—has decimated the population. Reduced to only tens of thousands by a weaponized virus to which only a fraction of humanity is immune, the survivors in North America have huddled together on Long Island. But sixteen-year-old Kira is determined to find a solution. As she tries desperately to save what is left of her race, she discovers that that the survival of both humans and Partials rests in her attempts to answer questions about the war's origin that she never knew to ask.

Playing on our curiosity of and fascination with the complete collapse of civilization, Partials is, at its heart, a story of survival, one that explores the individual narratives and complex relationships of those left behind, both humans and Partials alike—and of the way in which the concept of what is right and wrong in this world is greatly dependent on one's own point of view.

Supports the Common Core State Standards


What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

His writing is fantastic, as is his characterization. - Goodreads
Partials has two major plot twists. - Goodreads
... action sequences - also good. - Goodreads
Writing fiction is all about suspending disbelief. - Goodreads
OHMYGOD it's Dan Wells from Writing Excuses. - Goodreads
Characterization was not a strong point of Partials. - Goodreads

Review: Partials (Partials Sequence #1)

User Review  - Jacquelyn Sylvan - Goodreads

How do I love thee, Partials? Let me count the ways…. 1)Thy witty, spicy dialogue. If you're a fan of Firefly/Serenity or Buffy the Vampire Slayer's (the show, not the movie) whip-sharp banter, you ... Read full review

Review: Partials (Partials Sequence #1)

User Review  - Kassidy - Goodreads

This book is so much fun!! The plot is crazy and there is so much action. I am a Biochemistry major and I love science, and this book had a ton of science in it. There is a virus called RM that ... Read full review

All 4 reviews »


Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Seven
Chapter Eight
Chapter TwentyOne
Chapter TwentyTwo
Chapter TwentyThree
Chapter TwentyFive
Chapter TwentySix
Chapter TwentySeven
Chapter TwentyEight
Chapter TwentyNine

Chapter Nine
Chapter Twelve
Chapter Thirteen
Chapter Fourteen
Chapter Fifteen
Chapter Sixteen
Chapter Thirty
Chapter ThirtyThree
Chapter ThirtySeven
Chapter ThirtyEight
Chapter ThirtyNine

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2012)

Dan Wells is the author of Partials and Fragments, as well as the John Cleaver series: I Am Not a Serial Killer, Mr. Monster, and I Don’t Want To Kill You. He has been nominated for both the Hugo and the Campbell Award and has won two Parsec Awards for his podcast, Writing Excuses. He plays a lot of games, reads a lot of books, and eats a lot of food, which is pretty much the ideal life he imagined for himself as a child.

Bibliographic information