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Read Partials ePub ó Hardcover ☆ Dan Wells ´ [Epub] ➝ Partials ➞ 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 whi HuIs 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 uestions about the war's origin that she never knew to askPlaying on our curiosity of and fascination with the complete collapse of civilizatio I'm gonna struggle a bit here and say some good things The writing is clear The characters are easily visualized The plot twist is serviceable It's not a bad book There's plenty of tension and action and big fearBut?Yeah well um I'm read it before A lot But it's YA It's meant for new readers who've never been blown away by classics like Darwin's Radio or The Children of Men or any of two out of three dystopian YA novels on the marketAdd cute girl and two cute boys give her talent and drive cut and paste into a slightly different dystopian future filled with almost everyone dead add supersoldiers mix then a reveal Sound familiar? That's because it's formula Powdered milk with a bit of mineral fortification It kinda misses the whole point of having a bunch of thriving gut flora and leaves a child's mind weakened to truly invasive memetically modified horrorshows that will change your lifeAgain it's pretty standard stuff It's okay But it won't change anyone's life

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N 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 viewSupports the Common Core State Standar I feel like this review should begin like one of the old AlkaSeltzer commercialsI can't believe I read the whole thingI try to be balanced on my reviews but this book made it very difficult There were a million little things that got under my skin and it added up to a book that didn't make sense and was ultimately unlikableWhat I liked about this bookThe genre? I guess? Although reading this had made me rethink that decision What I didn't like about this bookHoo boy where do I start? The little things really killed this book for me Writing fiction is all about suspending disbelief If you're going to throw me into an entirely fictional world of your vision you have to paint a compelling pictures keep your world building consistent and make your characters fit into that world for me to buy itEvery few pages I ran into some little thing that just pulled me out of the story The suspension of disbelief never last than 5 pages and then I was back at suare one Allow me to list some examples1 My biggest beef with this book Imagine Society has collapsed 999% of all humankind has died from a virus You probably won't be getting electricity and you're definitely going to have to fend for yourself Everybody died uickly in their homes and in their place of business from a terrible plague Where oh where in the great nation of the United States of America would you think to settle yourself?Somewhere with a low population so you don't have to bury too many dead? Somewhere with nice weather you say? With fertile lands and plentiful hunting grounds? With access to clean water? Why how sensible of you Too bad all the remaining humans decided to move to New York City without you You dieSeriously this bugged me the ENTIRE time I was reading this book Why would they move to New York City? Why? How does that even make sense? It's never explained2 The second major conflict in the book is that humans have not been able to successfully reproduce since the onset of the plague Babies are carried to term but become infected with the virus almost immediately after birth and die within daysIn response the government has mandated that all women 18 and older do their part to conceive as many children as possible you know take a run at statistics How many children is enough for the government you ask?Why little lady you only have to get pregnant once a year for the rest of your fertile days That's totally reasonable right?This is where it became painfully obvious to me that this story was written by a man There's just so much wrong with this Pregnancy is than just sueezing out a baby It has to develop for nine months which literally depletes nutrients from a woman's body Women who have too freuent pregnancies or pregnancies too close to each other run into a whole host of potential health problems OBGYNs generally recommend 18 months between pregnancies not 3 What the heckSo this society is on the brink of collapse and they're willing to risk the health of the entire female population Yep Gotcha3 The slang in the book killed me The book begins 15 years after the plague so there's no TV no magazines no internet Yet Kira described one of her friends as having a 'supermodel flat' stomach Seriously? Why would Kira be familiar with supermodels?Etc etc etcThis review will be a mile long if I list every little thing that annoyed me so I'll stop there The point is every time I read something totally off kilter I paused put the book down for a moment and said 'What?' I kept

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PartialsHumanity 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 You can now check out the Partials trailer right HERE on Goodreads A Partials themed Acrostic Pregnancy obligations for the young like in BumpedAmateur military of Falling SkiesRioters and mercenaries threaten way of life like in The SurvivorsThe MC is a bad ass female scientist like in BonesInfertility woes of the women on the Lost islandArtificially created humans similar to Cylons from Battlestar GalacticaLots of myths being bustedSCIENCE The Rundown  The world has been decimated by an airborne virus that killed 999% of the population The virus was released by beings called Partials genetically engineered soldiers that look just like us but with 10 times the strength and staminaThe Partials have let the few remaining humans live in peace as long as they don't cross the border into Partials territory Every female of age is reuired to be pregnant as often and as soon as possible The current reigning government the Senate figures that if the citizens have enough babies some of them will eventually be born with a natural immunity to the airborne virus that fills the air around them and decimates their newborn population After a decade of births this still has not happened Every baby dies within mere hours Our main character Kira has this brilliant idea that the scientists should focus on discovering how the immunity really works and figure out why the remaining adults and the Partials are immune And now for an intermission of Lyndsey ThoughtsMe Wait a tic Kira thinks of this? No one else in a decade not even the Senate has thought of that?Other Me Duh Lyndsey She's the main character Of course she thought of itMe Right I guess she's pretty smart thenOther Me Also the Senate is full of bozosMe Okay thanks for clearing that up SelfIn order to investigate the Partials immunity they need to find one that will help them and the chances of that are pretty much zero So they have get a hold of one somehow Here's where it gets interesting Veddy veddy interesting The Enevitable BSG Comparison At first I expected to be comparing this to Battlestar Galactic as I read And sure the storyline and background of the two share a lot of similarities but Partials and BSG are two completely different beasts I was completely caught up in the science and the uestions of this book Battlestar Galactica is so epicly character based and I can't imagine it any other way Characterization was not a strong point of Partials I never heavily connected to the characters but I was SO captivated by their surroundings and their story The tone of this book felt like a science based procedural crime show set in a post apocalyptic world populated by cyborgs and a few remaining humans This is Battlestar Galactica if Battlestar Galatica had been written by the writers of Bones Characterization and Romance The weak link in Partial's chain was it's characterization It's written in third person and I found it difficult to truly hear the voices of the characters In fact the only one I ever emotional connected to was the one that wasn't even human the Partial that we meet later on Samm But considering that I am actually a cylon you could say we share a certain kinship and allThe Senate Kira's arch nemesis is full of people who are delusional and one dimensional seeming to be so set in their ways that they don't care if it destroys themRomance does not play much of a part AT ALL in this novel It's an extra meandering about in the background sipping it's vente chai soy latte and