Author: Dan Wells.
Published: February 26th 2013 by Balzer + Bray.
Sort: Part two of ‘Partials Sequence.’
Review 1: Partials.
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 post apocalyptic America, and Kira and Marcus both will discover that their greatest enemy may be one they didn't even know existed.Partials a lot, especially the medical background of the RM virus. This book was just.. nothing like that. There are spoilers in the summary part if you haven’t read Partials, but you can read the spoiler-free review where I talk about my likes and dislikes.
The story is told from two different angles. First, we have Kira. She is looking for answers after she found out that she is a special Partials. She meets Afa on her quest. He used to work for ParaGen, but years of being alone has taken his toll. Afa is confused and highly unstable, but Kira needs him. Together with Samm and Heron, Kira embarks on a dangerous journey to find answers to save both races.
The other part is about Marcus, her some sort of boyfriend. When the Partials attack, he manages to escape. The Partials are hunting down Kira, because their doctor wants to examine her for answers to their expiration date. Marcus is trying to find a way to stop the Partials and that is when he finds out about the huge secret around Kira and her sisters.
I still can’t believe I managed to finish this book, because I hard a hard time. The story starts good and I liked the two different POV’s. I never felt anything for Marcus, but his side of the story was interesting. We get to see the chaos after the Partials attack and the sick determination of doctor Morgan to find an answer to their expiration date.
Putting the pieces of the puzzle together with him and Kira was fun. We finally get answers about Kira and the background about the Partials was well-done. There were still too many things that bugged me. I still can’t understand how one man can come up with things like energy, while a complete city isn’t able to fix it. This was difficult to understand and it left a hole in the plot for me.
Kira is throwing herself, Afa and two Partials in extremely dangerous situations because she is determined to find answers. People are killed because of her and I found her irresponsible, hypocritical, ignorant and annoying. She is whiny and so different from the first book, where I admired her strength and intelligence. Heron was the only character I liked, because she isn’t afraid to say things out loud and I loved her confidence.
“They’re there,” Kira said again.The pacing was perhaps the most troublesome aspect. It. was. slow. I could have skipped the middle part of this book without any problems. Nothing really happens and I was bored! I will read Ruins, because the overall concept and writing-style are good.
“But what if they’re not?”
“Then we keep going!” Kira shouted. “Because they’re out there somewhere, I know it.”
”You don’t know anything! It’s just what your desperate, messed-up psyche wants to believe.” (Heron)