Wednesday, February 8, 2012

My Selection for Waiting on Wednesday: Partials by Dan Wells

Waiting on Wednesday is one of the best ways to learn about new books coming out. It was started by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. This week, I'm going dystopian. There is something about the stark, crisp design of the cover image that draws me in. I'm looking forward to reading this story. Check out what it's about...

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.
 


From what I understand, romance doesn't factor into this story in anything close to significant. I admit, I was kind of put off by this, 'cause I'm a total romance junkie, but I'm willing to stretch myself and try something different. The premise sounds really good and like I said, I love that cover. Anybody else going to take a chance on it? We won't have to wait long.

Partials releases February 28, 2012.

Toodles!

17 comments:

  1. I'm really looking forward to this one-- Dan Wells is an interesting writer, so I have high expectations that this will be unique.

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  2. I'm waiting on this one too! I love these types of books!
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    1. Richelle Mead also has an adult series about a succubus, Georgina Kincaid series, super good! and a series about fae that I haven't read, Dark Swan series, but have them on my shelf. She is an amazing writer!

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  3. Hmm, the little romance factor is okay with me, since the whole story just sounds intriguing. I can't wait for this book. Great pick :)

    Check out our WoW picks this week!

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  4. Heheh, I'm a lot like you then. I need romance as well, but this story intrigues me so much, that I think once I find the time and am in the mood for a book like Partials, I will definitely pick it up!

    Happy Wednesday!

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  5. It really does sounds like a good read. I might check it out when it's released. Thanks for sharing your WoW book :) Natasha @ Paranormal Goddess Blog - Waiting On Wednesday Post

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  6. I like your pick very much. This one is going to be a great read from the sound of it.

    New follower :)

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  7. There's been heaps of hype about this book and I can't wait to read it either :)

    My WOW: http://nicoleslibrary.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/waiting-on-wednesday-undeadly.html

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  8. It's supposed to be REEEALLLY good :) I'm sure you'll enjoy it!

    My Wow for this week. :)

    Vicky
    Books, Biscuits & Tea

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  9. This one has been sitting on my bookshelf for a few months. I can't wait to get to it in the next few weeks - it sounds great!

    Our WoW is at Book Sake. –Jessica

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  10. Oooh, I'm even more interested now that you said there's probably no romance in the story!

    Alison at The Cheap Reader

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  11. I seems like I'm falling in love with a lot of dystopians lately... So I might give Partials a try (: The lack of romance doesn't bother me that much, as long as the characters and the world is interesting enough.

    Hope you have a great day!
    Celine ~ Nyx Book Reviews
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  12. I can't wait to read this one! I was lucky to receive an ARC for review and am anxiously waiting to start it. Thanks for sharing :)

    MaryAnn
    My pick for this week!

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  13. I can't wait for this one, it seems so so good.
    http://janieraeldridge.blogspot.com/2012/02/waiting-on-wednesday-midsummers.html

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  14. I requested this on NetGalley and can't wait to get to it! Great choice.

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  15. This must be one of the most anticipated reads for this year! It's on my TBR too--great pick!

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW!

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