Book: The Partials
Author: Dan Wells
This is my 70th read for the year
This is the story of Kira in a world that has very little people left due to a virus and a vicious group of synthetic humans called The Partials. The only remaining survivors in North America are now all together on Long Island. For over a decade, every baby that has been born dies within days, so pretty soon, no humans will be left.
Kira, who is 16 years old, and training to be a medic is desperate to find a cure. When one of her closest friends gets pregnant, she knows that she must do anything she can to save that baby. She sets out to find a Partial that she can study because she is sure they are the key to humanity's survival. What she discovers along the way will change her path completely.
As most people know, I am a pretty big fan of dystopian novels. When I can get my hands on one, I give it a try. I got this book in a haul from a friend, and was surprised to see the limited reviews for it on Amazon. (it is an older book). It was a pretty good story. It is lengthy, but it held my attention through the whole book. It is a fresh take which I always appreciate. The plot flows along nicely, and there are some twists you don't see coming. For a YA novel, it has pretty good world building. It keeps pace, and the ending left you wanting more AND was wrapped up nicely in case you don't wish to read the other novels in the series.
I have heard that the next two are dreadful, so I might stop here with this one. It left me satisfied enough that I don't need more if I am not going to get a good story.