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Harper Collins, Feb 28, 2012 - Young Adult Fiction - 528 pages
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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.

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Loved it
I thought it was great. I could not stop reading this and I am about to look and see if there us a sequel..

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Its alright
Partial at its basis has a very interesting; though not original idea about how the devastation of war and sn advance virus has put the survival of the humanity in jeopardy. Nevertheless
the story picked up slowly and I wad only towards part two that things started picking up. A few twists and turns were unexpected but others were predictable. Its a good read for the price and I'm still intrigued as to where the story will sequel. 


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

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About the author (2012)

Dan Wells is the author of the Mirador series (Bluescreen, Ones and Zeroes, and Active Memory), as well as the New York Times bestselling Partials Sequence and the John Cleaver series—the first book of which, I Am Not a Serial Killer, has been made into a major motion picture. 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