Monday, April 8, 2013

AudioBook Review: Fragments by Dan Wells (Partials #2)

Author: Dan Wells

Release Date: February 26th, 2013
Publisher: Balzar + Bray / Harper Audio
Narrator: Julia Whelan
4 Stars - I really liked it

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.

I honestly had a hard time getting through the first half of this book.  It was slow, and seemed drawn out.  I felt the despair of the characters and it honestly depressed me!  Once I got about two thirds through I was hooked back in.  Dan Wells militaristic style of writing is not lacking in any department.  The character development continues in this second book, while also incorporating more details into previous characters from the first book.  The plot gets deeper and more intricate.  You can almost see the web of the plot weaving people and events together.   

This is a frightening realistic look into a possible future of the human race.  This book turns into a gripping, heart wrencher if you can get through the first part of the book, well worth it!

photo and synopsis courtesy of Goodreads

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