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posted by 2452502 on September 1, 2012Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 30, 2012
Posted September 3, 2012
I bought this because I totally loved Partials and think Dan Wel
I bought this because I totally loved Partials and think Dan Wells rocks! Isolation by Dan Wells offers us a unique look back at the Isolation Wars that created the dystopian world we learned about in Partials. This was truly fascinating and explains why the Partials rebelled.
The tale goes back and forth detailing the life of one partial over a four year period. We meet Heron while she is being created, trained and eventually set up as a spy for the United States Government. Wells explains how events came to be and I quickly became swept up in the tale. The tale begins in Zuoquan City, Shanxi Province China in the year 2060. Heron known as Mei Hao has established herself at the right hand side of General Wu. The Partials and US government have successfully cornered them. They are planning where in the city to make their last stand. In the next chapter we find ourselves at the Paragen Biosynth Growth and Training Facility at an undisclosed location in the year 2058. Her Heron is unborn in her incubator and we are taken through her birth and training. It was amazingly detailed and I found myself soaking up every tid-bit of information. From their we go back and forth and I was completely immersed in the tale.
Heron is classified as “espionage” for “Group Theata”. They are developed without empathy. I adored Heron and immediately connected with her. She is smart, excels at all tests, and her intellectual skills astounded me. The humans at the faculty and what the government was doing, sent shivers down my spine.
Anyone who cried they wanted more world-building and history after reading Partials will find the answers they desire within the pages of Isolation. While only a mere 62 pages in length it was tightly written and filled with history. As a reader, I was swept up in Heron’s tale and experienced an array of emotions. I want to gush and spill information, but I promise spoiler free reviews on my site and you will need to read this for yourself! This has given me a better sense of where this series is headed..and I cannot wait!
Isolation is a must read for fans of Partials and the fact that it contains the first chapter of Fragments should be enough reason to grab this gripping tale. Sadly this is only available as an eBook, but worth the read , even if its from your computer.
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Posted June 7, 2014
This is a short story that is a prequel to the Partials Sequence
This is a short story that is a prequel to the Partials Sequence, but is set during the Isolation war, nearly twenty years before. I loved it!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Heron is a Partial, a human hybrid super soldier. She is designed for espionage, and is trained to infiltrate and blend in with the humans. I was a bit unsure, when I first met her in Fragments, and then again in Ruins, if I liked her or not. This short story allowed me to get to know and understand her better.
Any war, in my opinion, is a terrible waste. Men and women are sent into battle because of greed or tyranny in one form or another, with no guarantee of coming out of it alive. In the case of the Isolation war, this was because of greed. Partials were created in the hopes of reducing the death toll and, because of their superior genes, were the ultimate weapon. This story follows Heron as she is "born", trained and, ultimately, sent into battle. She begins to question her existence and her role in the war. it was an interesting experience to see the world through her eyes. I can now better understand why she did what she did near the end of Ruins; she is even more heroic in my eyes.The characters in this book are all well described, and were very lifelike. I could picture them, and the scenes, with clarity in my head. I was a little disappointed that the story was so short, but I am glad that this was written, as it explained even Samm's role in the Partials Sequence trilogy somewhat, and it did answer a few unanswered questions I had from the end of Ruins. I would love to see this series made into a movie, as I think it could give The Hunger Games and Insurgent a run for their money. If not, then a TV series.
Dan Wells has written a fantastic YA dystopian series. I love his writing style, which is fast paced and exciting, and the story flowed wonderfully. This author is already on my Favourite Author's list, and I am looking forward to reading more books by him in the future.
I highly recommend this book, and the entire Partials Sequence trilogy, if you love YA, Dystopian or Science Fiction genres. - Lynn Worton
Posted March 17, 2014
Posted November 1, 2013
A wonderful insight into the 'Partials' world.
I rather enjoyed this small installment of the 'Partials' series. It affords us a small glimpse into the life of Heron both during her early stages of development, as well as the last mission she was sent on before she fully rebelled from her human creators. This is a short story, and one should bear that in mind when going into the story; this is not part of the main trilogy. Nevertheless, as added filler, the story was very enjoyable, and entertaining. I would love to have a collection of 'Partials' short stories to add to my shelf of 'real' books, and that was my only complaint about this, is that it was only an ebook. Otherwise, however, I found it to be a worthy addition to the overall series.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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