Title : Partials (Partials Sequence, #1)
Author : Dan Wells
Publisher : Balzer + Bray
Pages : 468 Pages
Year of Publication : 2012
Language : English
Genre(s) : Young Adult, Science-Fiction, Dystopian, Post-Apocalyptic
Bought from : Kinokuniya Indonesia (Plaza Senayan)
Synopsis and Cover Pic : Goodreads
The human race is all but extinct after a war with Partials—engineered organic beings identical to humans—has decimated the population. Reduced to only tens of thousands by RM, a weaponized virus to which only a fraction of humanity is immune, the survivors in North America have huddled together on Long Island while the Partials have mysteriously retreated. The threat of the Partials is still imminent, but, worse, no baby has been born immune to RM in more than a decade. Our time is running out.Kira, a sixteen-year-old medic-in-training, is on the front lines of this battle, seeing RM ravage the community while mandatory pregnancy laws have pushed what’s left of humanity to the brink of civil war, and she’s not content to stand by and watch. But as she makes a desperate decision to save the last of her race, she will find that the survival of humans and Partials alike rests in her attempts to uncover the connections between them—connections that humanity has forgotten, or perhaps never even knew were there.
|This book caught my attention among any others in bookstore when I read the synopsis. With female as a main character, set in a dystopian society and time so far longer than present, and involving science, no wonder this book attracted me who loves reading mostly those kinds.But as I read every pages, turned to every chapter, I got bored. I couldn’t connect with the characters, not one of em, even Kira, the main one. I think it’s just that Wells’s writing style couldn’t hook me. In my opinion, if he’d targeted this novel to young girls, he should have, like, been more dramatic but not cheesy. I mostly can easily connect with female lead characters in books I read, even Twilight’s Bella LoL. Well, this is my personal preference perhaps. Beside, I couldn’t be convinced why those characters did what they did. I know human race is in danger if we go extinct, but I just dont get it. Even the quite surprising ending, which actually can be expected by reading the jargon written in the cover, could not impress me and hook me to read the sequel, Fragments. Perhaps, Wells’s just doesn’t suit me? But despite all those things, I agree with the implicit idea I got from this book, that too much control over men brings no good; it only shows a fear one feels to lose his position. Men has a right to choose.
Rating : 3/5