Front Cover
Harper Collins, Feb 28, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 528 pages
101 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

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - KR_Patterson - LibraryThing

Let me start off by saying I love Dan Wells. This book was good--almost excellent--but I measure it against his Serial Killer series, which I super-love. Partials was actually very intriguing ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - rawrrbot - LibraryThing

In short... 'Partials' is a strong story with well-written characters who, good or bad, you'll know and understand and want to see succeed (or fail). For a young adult book, it is refreshingly smart ... Read full review

All 4 reviews »


Chapter Four
Chapter Seven
Chapter Eight
Chapter Nine
Chapter Fifteen
Chapter Sixteen
Chapter TwentySeven
Chapter TwentyEight
Chapter TwentyNine
Chapter Thirty
Chapter ThirtyThree
Chapter ThirtySeven

Chapter Twelve
Chapter Thirteen
Chapter Fourteen
Chapter ThirtyEight
Chapter ThirtyNine

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2012)

Dan Wells is the author of the bestselling Partials Sequence as well as the John Cleaver series. He has been nominated for the Campbell Award and has won a Hugo Award and three 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. You can find out more online at

Bibliographic information