Friday, November 1, 2013

Review: Fragments by Dan Wells

Fragments (Partials, #2) by Dan Wells
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication date: February 26th, 2013
Number of pages: 564 pgs
Format: Paperback
Purchase: Amazon | The Book Depository

Kira Walker has found the cure for RM, but the battle for the survival of humans and Partials is just beginning. Kira has left East Meadow in a desperate search for clues to who she is. That the Partials themselves hold the cure for RM in their blood cannot be a coincidence--it must be part of a larger plan, a plan that involves Kira, a plan that could save both races. Her companions are Afa Demoux, an unhinged drifter and former employee of ParaGen, and Samm and Heron, the Partials who betrayed her and saved her life, the only ones who know her secret. But can she trust them?

Meanwhile, back on Long Island, what's left of humanity is gearing up for war with the Partials, and Marcus knows his only hope is to delay them until Kira returns. But Kira's journey will take her deep into the overgrown wasteland of postapocalyptic America, and Kira and Marcus both will discover that their greatest enemy may be one they didn't even know existed.

The second installment in the pulse-pounding Partials saga is the story of the eleventh hour of humanity's time on Earth, a journey deep into places unknown to discover the means--and even more important, a reason--for our survival.

These books tend to be quite long, but I don't mind so much since they are highly interesting. This is the sequel to Partials and even more interesting than the first.
It's narrated by Kira and Marcus. They both go on their own fascinating and interesting journeys. We never really got the feel of who Marcus really was, but in this one, you can see there is so much more to him than love interest to Kira.

We also get a sense of the partials through different eyes, Marcus and begin to understand them a bit more than we did prior to this book. When something or someone is viewed through different people, you can see different observations and angles to them.

I think one of my favourite things was hearing from Samm's POV. It wasn't often, but it was delightful because I wasn't really a fan of him in Partials, but I came to a new understanding and appreciation from this book. Not only do you see that he has trouble with emotions and actions that makes certain things heartwrenching. I really enjoyed his interactions with Kira and I loved them more and more as you begin to see the start of something... just a tweek between the two of them. I would definitely approve.

With a dreaded cliffhanger, moments that will make you swoon, and action-packed adventure, this book is a worthy sequel to Partials.

I cannot wait until the conclusion to this series is in my hands ASAP.  I yearn to see how things come to an end for each and every character.

Rating: 4/5

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