Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Partials by Dan Wells

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to highlight upcoming releases we're anxiously awaiting!



Partials by Dan Wells

Release Date: February 28, 2012
Publisher: HarperCollins
Preorder: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
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The human race is all but extinct after a war with Partials—engineered organic beings identical to humans—has decimated the population. Reduced to 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 threaten to launch what’s left of humanity into 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 discover 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.

Dan Wells, acclaimed author of I Am Not a Serial Killer, takes readers on a pulse-pounding journey into a world where the very concept of what it means to be human is in question—one where our humanity is both our greatest liability and our only hope for survival.


Maybe it's all the Doctor Who I've been watching, but I'm getting more of an appetite for SciFi. This synopsis is just so grand and sweeping and epic. For some reason I'm always fascinated by stories were the human race is on the border of extinction. I think it's because those kinds of stories really examine just what it means to be human. I also think that last line is fabulous: "humanity is both our greatest liability and our only hope for survival"  -- and one solitary, 16-year-old girl makes the choice that will save her species.

Are you a fan of SciFi? What future release are you most excited for this week?

19 comments:

Moirae(thefates) book reviews said...

Great pick! Mine is up as well http://moiraethefatesbookreviews.blogspot.com/2011/11/waiting-on-wednesday-4.html

Stephanie (PoetrytoProse.com) said...

Ahhh, yes, this sounds really, really good! I'm all for more scifi because there doesn't seem to be enough in YA for my liking. Excellent choice this week!

Mocha ღ Latte(Cupcake and a Latte) said...

I'm highly anticipating The Partials!

My WOW:http://mochalattereads.blogspot.com/2011/11/waiting-on-wednesday31.html

-Wendy from A Cupcake and a Latte: YA Reviews

Jenny said...

I'm excited for this one too! It sounds awesome. Can't wait. Great pick!

Lindsay Cummings author said...

omgshhhh I want this one sooo bad!!

I have a couple WOW picks this week! :) stop by?!

http://www.lindsaycummingsblog.blogspot.com/

Ashley @ Bookaholics Anonymous said...

This definitely sounds like an interesting one.

Jan von Harz said...

This one is very popular today and I am extremely excited about it as well. It sounds amazing. Great pick!

Krazzyme(Young Readers) said...

Sci-fi? I am so there!!!!



Feel free to check out my WOW
Krazyyme @ Young Readers

JC Jones said...

This one is on my wish list.

Giselle said...

OOOoh I can't wait for Partials either!! Awesome pick!

Giselle
Xpresso Reads

Asheley (@BookwormAsheley) said...

Yes, me too! I'm having a fit for this book!

Mateja said...

I can't wait for this book. It looks so good.

ashelynn hetland said...

i am so excited for this book! i love sci-fi and all its subgenres. i could just soak it up i love it so much.

My WOW.

Tribute Books Mama said...

sounds good, enjoy!

http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/11/waiting-on-wednesday_09.html

GF Book Mom said...

I love the partials stories. Here's my Post

Lauren M said...

Yay for Doctor Who! :P I love sci-fi, so Partials sounds right up my alley!

A. Knight said...

I don't know why I want this, other than that I love the cover and the premise sounds awesomesauce.

- Asher (from Paranormal Indulgence)

Grace Fonseca said...

So many people have had Partials on their Wishlist lately. Great choice.

Livre De Amour-Books of Love Blog

Joy said...

Great pick, enjoy. New Follower!

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