Book Review: Fragments by Dan Wells

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Young Adult > Science Fiction > Post Apocalyptic

(Partials #2)

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.

Book 1: Partials review

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SAMM. ❤

Recalling my experience with Partials, I started Fragments with caution that yes, this is going to be another long read for me. And I was right, for the first half at least. I struggled getting past 25%, for I felt I already read an enormous amount of words, and yet I was only at 25%! But I persevered (Ha!). Once I got past the 50% mark, I barely glanced at my progress.

I didn’t like that Marcus has a POV, for his character was not appealing enough to merit a POV. Kira was better, but the constant whining and despairing over things she could not control was a little irritating.

Heron was very interesting. The spy who is superior among all Partial models… is showing human traits! She despises, angers, even vindictive. It was very entertaining to see how she relates to Afa, Samm, and Kira. Samm‘s character was well beyond my expectations. As a Partial, he truly acted the part. But the best thing about him? His unwavering faith in Kira when she herself is in doubt. =) And oh, that little POV snippet of Samm was incredible!

How the plot progressed in the second half was like a flame building slowly into a fire. the last 10% of the book was exhilirating!

Fragments is a sequel that will leave you with questions more than ever, and yet you will be curious enough to see what happens next in Ruins.

SAMM, stay alive. I beg of you!

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FRAGMENTS by Dan Wells

Ebook, 576 pages

Published  February 16th 2013 by Balzer + Bray

4/5 stars

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