Partials Sequence #3

Reviewed by Melanie on June 9, 2017


I had to wait a couple of weeks for Ruins to be available for download, and during this time I spent a lot of time speculating on how the series could end, and what would seem like a great ending for a series that I’ve really enjoyed. Ruins did not disappoint.

Knowing that the story was coming to a close, the important part to me was that no matter what happened, the ending felt like an actual ending, and the loose ends were tied up. Again, I don’t want to spoil anything for those looking to make a decision to read the series, so I’ll try and keep things abstract.

Even though it seems like all the small pieces of the story could not possibly tie up into a nice package, Ruins gives us that. While it was not a very happy ending for all in the story, the alternatives being that the planet is completely destroyed due to Partials expiring, and humans slowly dying out, I feel that the series was finished nicely.

The story begins shortly after Fragments ended. Samm stayed at the Preserved, and Kira is back with Dr. Morgan, being experimented on, this time by choice. As the answer to both races survival becomes more apparent, Samm begins the journey back to Long Island through Colorado. In Long Island, a new threat has come, and it is predicting a winter like never before. Humans and Partials must finally learn to work together to save each other.

As a stand alone, other than missing the other elements of the story, I think I would have been disappointed, but after two other books, I was glad that I finished it, and even happier that it had the ending that it deserved.

Ruins Book Cover Ruins
Partials Sequence
Dan Wells
Fantasy, Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopia
Blazer + Bray
March 11, 2014

Our time is almost up.

As the clock ticks closer and closer to the final Partial expiration date, humans and Partials stand on the brink of war. Caught in the middle, thousands of miles apart, are Samm and Kira: Samm, who is trapped on the far side of the continent beyond the vast toxic wasteland of the American Midwest; and Kira, now in the hands of Dr. Morgan, who is hell-bent on saving what's left of the Partials, even if she has to destroy Kira to do it.

The only hope lies in the hands of the scattered people of both races who seek a way to prevent the rapidly escalating conflict. But in their midst appears a mysterious figure, neither human nor Partial, with solemn warnings of a new apocalypse—one that none of them may be able to avert.

The final installment in the Partials Sequence is a thrill ride of epic proportions, as the last remnants of life on our planet fight to determine its final fate.

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