Partials by Dan Wells is the first int he Partial Sequence series.
Read October 2012
I rated it on Goodreads: 4 stars
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.
Well this book wasn’t what I expected when I read the synopsis. I was almost ready to give up when I was only a few pages in. But I kept on reading and was surprised as the story picked up. I was totally rooting for Kira and her loyalty to her friends and wanting to do what she could to save them and future generations.
The biggest problem I had with this book was I didn’t feel that there was any real explenation about the Break and how/why the Partials were created. While some of it was explained throughout the book, I felt left with more questions than answers.