Fragments

Partials Sequence #2

Reviewed by Melanie on May 26, 2017

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I was thrilled when book two became available and downloaded it immediately. the story picks up a couple months after Partials and Kira is on a quest to learn more about curing RM. There’s a new problem now though, Partials, needed for the cure, have an expiration date, and all one million plus of them are close to expiring.

Kira is on her own but meets Offa, a man who has been completely alone for the twelve years since the Break, and is convinced that he is the last human on Earth. Offa worked for Paragen as the IT director and has been gathering and documenting all he can about the Break.

Kira and Offa are found by Samm and Heron and decide to ride horses across the country to find more about The Trust from Paragen’s servers.

I apologize for any spoilers, but knowing a bit about the plot is imperative to understanding the opinion of my review. I was excited about Offa, with his eccentricities but feel like he ended up as an afterthought. I feel the author found ways to ignore him, much like Kira did. He could have been a great character for the story, but spent over half his time in the story incapacitated.

Overall I enjoyed the story, even while traveling the plot line continued moving forward and didn’t seem to drag the story into a lull. The glimpses into Marcus and the rest of the Long Island community helped me to remember why Kira was risking so much to begin with.

The character development throughout the book is awesome. Kira, while she can be whiney, is trying to come to terms with learning what she is, and how to live her life when all she’s ever known has been turned upside down. Samm is my favorite character by far. Though a Partial, his growth and dimension makes him a great character all around. Heron is a wild card and I don’t trust her completely, while she keeps me guessing, I enjoy the dynamic she brings to the main group.

The ending was a bit unexpected, but has me impatient for the third book to see how the Partials Sequence comes to an end.

Fragments Book Cover Fragments
Partials Sequence
Dan Wells
Fantasy, Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopia
Blazer + Bray
February 26, 2013
Audiobook

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.

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