Fragments (Partials #2)
by Dan Wells
US Release Date
February 26th 2013
UK Release Date
March 28th 2013
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.
DON'T READ THIS REVIEW IF YOU HAVEN'T READ PARTIALS
This book was just as amazing as the first book!
It's starts off with the first chapter from Samm's POV & then the rest of the book flicks between Marcus and Kira's POV.
So the whole plot of this book is that the Humans now know that their is a cure for RM, but it can't be synthesised so babies are still dying. The only way to to fix this is to start a treaty with the Partials, but that's not what everyone wants. Kira sets out to find out more about her past and what ParaGen really did. Whilst on the hunt for ParaGen, Kira runs into Afa - a former ParaGen employee - who has been on his own for 12 years and is convinced that he is the last human on Earth.
Meanwhile, Dr Morgan is desperate to get her hands on Kira and will go to any lengths to get her hands on Kira.
I liked Kira's character more in Fragments than I did in Partials. Mainly because I knew a lot more about her and she managed to become a much stronger character. I enjoyed seeing her development throughout the book as she came to terms with who she really is.
My opinion of Samm also changed in this book. I really loved Samm, he was just so perfect. I liked seeing him learn to understand human emotions and I really liked seeing what a Partial acted like. I still had my fingers crossed for Kira and Samm in this book because I just thought they would be perfect together!
I really didn't like Heron. I didn't like her in Partials (where she was a minor character) and I hated her even more in this book. She was ruthless, arrogant and even though she was built that way to be the perfect spy, I just couldn't like her. There was something off about her from the start and I had my eye on her throughout the book.
Marcus grew on me more in this book. I started to see a different side of him now that Kira wasn't around. He was sweet, caring and determind to help Kira find a way to save the human population. I liked that Marcus was a bigger part of this book because I actually got to see his development and hear from him in this book which helped me connect with him.
There was another MASSIVE twist at the end of this book which I didn't see coming! I just sat in shock, staring at the page going 'WHAT THE HELL JUST HAPPENED!?' I couldn't believe that there was another huge twist at the end of this one too! I'm dying to get the third one now to find out what's going to happen [ but it's not out until next year :( ].
And the actual ending was tragic and horrible. It made me quite upset and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that nothing bad is going to happen and that everything will be OK.
I gave this book:
I can't wait for the third book to come out because there's so much that needs to be answered and I can't wait to find out what happens! I will definitely be buying a physical copy of this book when it's released in the UK because I will definitely re-read this series.
I highly recommend picking up this series because it's brilliant!