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.

The Phoenix’s Perspective

To be completely honest with you, I was on the fence about Partials for the majority of the book. It was never bad – I was interested and the story flowed, but it just wasn’t giving me the warm and fuzzies. Although I enjoyed reading the story, I wasn’t feeling the need to put reading it above everything else on my to do list.

Then I hit chapter 24 and the book just exploded with action, adventure and excitement. As a reader, I was beginning to get everything I wanted. Characters were beginning to show their true colors.  Things were blowing up – sometimes even literally.  Secrets were being revealed and I am talking about the huge, life-changing kind of secrets.

I was drawn to the book by the cover and blurb. I was very excited to see what kind of world was left behind after technology turns on us. I cannot say that I was disappointed.  The ending left me burning for more.  I went and got the rest of the series as quickly as I could.

Would I add it to the library?

Yes. I can’t wait to find out what happens next.


Genre: Fiction – sci-fi, future, post apocalypse, robots, artificial intelligence
ISBN: 9780062071057
Rating:  good

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