Wednesday, February 22, 2012

WoW: Partials by Dan Wells

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. She has a linky widget at her site each week for your post and to make it easy to find posts by other people.

The purpose of the meme is to spotlight books that we are eagerly anticipating. It is fun to take a look at what others are waiting for.

I have noticed that it has expanded my wishlist though. Be warned!

I am eagerly waiting for Partials by Dan Wells. It will be published on Feb. 28. This book wasn't really on my radar until I read a glowing review on one of the many blogs I follow - Miss Remmers' Reviews. The title didn't really grab me, I haven't read anything else by the author, and I didn't know anything about the story. This one review convinced me that this story had to go on my TBR mountain.

Here is the summary from Amazon:
The human race is all but extinct after a war with Partials—engineered organic beings identical to humans—has decimated the population. Reduced to only 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 have pushed what's left of humanity to the brink of 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 find 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 pulsepounding 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.


Has anyone else done this? Chosen a book because of a glowing review? Has anyone read this one?

2 comments:

  1. Yup, I hadn't heard of much less thought about reading this book and then I saw a bunch of pre-release glowing reviews that had me pre-ordering Partials. Many moons ago I got into the Black Dagger Brotherhood because of a glowing review. Very glad I found that review!

    I hope you'll drop by and check out my WOW.

    http://notyourmothersbookblog.blogspot.com/2012/02/wow-february-22-2012.html

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  2. Seeing this one around a lot lately!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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