Fragments (Partials Sequence Series #2)

Fragments (Partials Sequence Series #2)

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by Dan Wells
     
 

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Author Dan Wells is back with the sequel to the sci-fi blockbuster Partials, which Pittacus Lore called a "thrilling sci-fi adrenaline rush, with one of the most compelling and frightening visions of Earth's future I've seen yet."

After discovering the cure for RM, Kira Walker sets off on a terrifying journey into the ruins of postapocalyptic America and

Overview

Author Dan Wells is back with the sequel to the sci-fi blockbuster Partials, which Pittacus Lore called a "thrilling sci-fi adrenaline rush, with one of the most compelling and frightening visions of Earth's future I've seen yet."

After discovering the cure for RM, Kira Walker sets off on a terrifying journey into the ruins of postapocalyptic America and the darkest desires of her heart in order to uncover the means—and a reason—for humanity's survival.

Dan Wells extends his richly imagined, gritty world and introduces new memorable characters in this second installment in the Partials Sequence.

Editorial Reviews

The Wall Street Journal
Mr. Wells has recombined familiar dystopian elements, added original ones and thrown in dashes of dry wit to create a sprawling, action-packed medical thriller full of big ideas and exciting reversals.
ALA Booklist
Kira is a bold heroine with lofty goals, and readers will willingly follow her to the sequel, where things are sure to tilt again.
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
Wells creates a compelling, fantastically complex post-apocalyptic landscape, adding thought-provoking twists to a classic story of humanity creating its own doom...With broad cross-genre appeal and an engaging balance of thematic depth and rip-roaring action, this winner will leave readers clamoring for sequels.
Pitticus Lore
A thrilling sci-fi adrenaline rush, with one of the most compelling and frightening visions of Earth’s future I’ve seen yet. I couldn’t put it down.
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Wells creates a compelling, fantastically complex post-apocalyptic landscape, adding thought-provoking twists to a classic story of humanity creating its own doom...With broad cross-genre appeal and an engaging balance of thematic depth and rip-roaring action, this winner will leave readers clamoring for sequels.
The Bulletin for the Center for Children's Books

Wells creates a compelling, fantastically complex post-apocalyptic landscape, adding thought-provoking twists to a classic story of humanity creating its own doom...With broad cross-genre appeal and an engaging balance of thematic depth and rip-roaring action, this winner will leave readers clamoring for sequels.

School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up—In this second book in the saga, set in a postapocalyptic U.S. in 2076, Kira is struggling to accept the fact that she is a genetically enhanced human known as a Partial. She makes her way on foot from East Meadow, New York, to the company headquarters of ParaGen in Manhattan in search of a way to cure the RM virus that kills newborns and to stop the expiration of Partials at age 20. Kira allies herself with the last human in Manhattan, Afa, a mentally unstable IT Director from ParaGen who may be able to help her, along with Samm and Heron, the Partials who betrayed, then saved her, and know what she really is. She has to find a cure before the Partials and humans destroy one another. Only by being united will everyone be able to live in peace. They all travel on foot and horseback from Manhattan to Chicago and then Denver to find answers. They end up with even more questions after finding human survivors in Denver who have a cure for RM that allows them to have children, but the cure comes at a huge price. Kira discovers a secret about herself that forces her to make the ultimate sacrifice to save others. The cliff-hanger ending ensures that fans can look forward to more surprises in the next book in this exciting and thought-provoking series, but this one doesn't stand alone.—Sharon Rawlins, New Jersey State Library, Trenton
Kirkus Reviews
Finding the cure to a plague that killed 99 percent of humanity was only the beginning for Kira. Baby Arwen was the first infant to survive thanks to teenage medical technician Kira's discovery that the cure for the plague called RM was in the pheromones exuded by Partials, the genetically modified superwarriors. The last remnants of humanity--all 36,000 of them--live on Long Island and are locked in a cold war with one faction of the supersoldiers; obtaining the pheromones is no easy task. Acting on a message to "Find the Trust" left her by her guardian, Kira, who's determined to find a more portable cure as well as a fix for the Partials' "expiration date" (they die abruptly and in prime condition at 20), sets off to discover the true nature of the Trust, which apparently controls the Partials. Joined by her Partial buddy Samm and superassassin Heron, Kira strikes off across the desolate wastelands of the Midwest. They fight genetically modified beasts and their own misgivings while at home, Kira's friends wage battles against the encroaching Partials. Fans of Partials (2012) will enjoy the twisty thrills, though the existential hand-wringing is both too frequent and too lengthy. Another hurried ending (if that can be applied to a book of over 560 pages) leaves all in jeopardy. Doesn't stand alone, but a fine and frightening post-apocalyptic thriller. (Science fiction. 14 & up)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062071088
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/11/2014
Series:
Partials Sequence Series, #2
Pages:
592
Sales rank:
88,032
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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Pitticus Lore

A thrilling sci-fi adrenaline rush, with one of the most compelling and frightening visions of Earth’s future I’ve seen yet. I couldn’t put it down.

Meet the Author

Dan Wells is the author of the bestselling Partials Sequence as well as the John Cleaver series. He has been nominated for the Campbell Award and has won a Hugo Award and three Parsec Awards for his podcast Writing Excuses. He plays a lot of games, reads a lot of books, and eats a lot of food, which is pretty much the ideal life he imagined for himself as a child. You can find out more online at www.thedanwells.com.

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Fragments 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 70 reviews.
kydirtgirl68 More than 1 year ago
Kira has found the cure to RM and several things about her she didn't know. She now goes on a journey to find out more about who she is and more about te partials. She wants to find out more about what caused RM in hopes that it may just save the humans and partials both. She has people from both sides looking for her as she just may hold the key to the cure. Meanwhile Marcus is still on Long Island. Things are heating up on the island as the Partials are set to move in to find Kira and they won't allow any humans to stand in their way. He has to leave to find help and that help just may come from Partials. They both soon leran there is many secrets they have yet to find and several may just change their lives forever. Kira has always been a strong girl but to me she really comes into her own in this book. She struggles to figure out just how she feels about her self and she tries to find a way to save both Partials and Humans. She has to make several hard choices in this book and she really grows from them. She never really knows who to trust and has to always watch her back. Above all she does the best she can to help everyone even when she is told she will have to pick a side. Even knowing the truth could hurt her she still works to find out things. Marcus is quite a bit better in this book as he steps up and tries to hold things together. He goes into danger knowing he could be killed just to help the humans even if that means he may have to go against some of those humans. Samm I really enjoyed in this book. He is out to help Kira and has a hard time talking to her. You get to really see inside his head and what his feelings are in this book. I really enjoyed Partials and I enjoyed Fragments just as much. You really get to see more of the world these people live in and how it may have come to be the way it is. Lots of secrets are revealed many that shocked me and I didn't see the twist coming. In this sequel you get more of a depth for the characters. Many of whom you never really know what side they are on. By side I mean good or evil not Human and Partial. To me you really see both sides of the fractions in this sequel. The author does such a fantastic job sucking you in with the plot and everything you really don't want it to end. Even if you don't like dystopian books I would recommend you try this series. It has tons of action and you never know what will happen.The world create and characters will keep you on the edge of your seat. The only bad thing I have to say about this book is After the ending I can not wait to the next one. I have to know what happens next. I don't dare to guess cause the author has a wonderful way of surprising you.  I would like to thank the publisher for sending me a copy for review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I totaly liked it better than ALLIEGENT THAT BOOK NEARLY DESTROID ME! But I realy liked this book and cannot wait for the next one! :-)
BooksWithBite More than 1 year ago
Diving into a sci-fi I couldn't forget, Partials took me away. I knew the sequel would have loads in it, since the first book left off with the one secrets revealed at the very end... 1. Plot.  This plot is very complex. There are some point of view of switches, so you must pay attention. Lots is going on so you need to be sure you read every single sentence so that you don't get lost or confused. 2. Characters. All the characters have grown so much. Now that all that was revealed in the last book, Fragments is just picking up the pieces of the last book with much more action. I really like that some of the characters took charge while others betrayed. There is even a new character who changes a lot of things. 3. Love interest. Love interest didn't go far,  but some how some way it form a love triangle. At least, Kira is not bouncing back and forth between guys. Still, love interest does get complicated. 4. Action. There is much movement from place to place. Lots of fighting and on the run scenes. It gets your heart racing! I love the build up for such excitement and the scenes themselves are devouring! 5.  Back round history. Now that the secret is out, there is much to learn about ParaGen and their motives. The reader get LOTS of juicy info of the planning that ParaGen is doing and has done. Overall, I think that this story lives up to the first. It is much more define and the bigger picture is coming together nicely.  An endless entertaining story, Fragments is great!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm not going to spoil the book, but this is definently a great book. Do NOT hesitate to read, it's amazing!!!
phoenixslibrary More than 1 year ago
At the end of the first book, I was captivated. The human population had been decimated by the Partials and was slowing dying out. Kira had managed to save a baby — the first baby to be born and stay alive in twelve years. As if that alone wasn’t enough, we learned a hidden secret — one hidden so deep that not even the person it was about knew. Kira is a partial! Not just any partial, but a new model that doesn’t have the same limitations or programming. The book follows Kira as she searches for answers – what is the cure, how is she a partial, who is behind all of this? During her travels she finds herself responsible for Afa, a lone human surviving in the Partial portion of the city. Afa has learned to survive by staying hidden – well, there’s no hiding when with Kira. Samm and Heron eventually join Kira and Afa. I wish I could delve more into the plot of the book, but I can’t without divulging too much. All I can say is that Fragments gave me a more in-depth look at each of the characters. I was taken beneath the skin of human or partial and into each character’s soul — it is very hard to hide the ugliness of evil or the beauty of good when looking so deeply.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am an avid reader. I was so disappointed in "Fragments" I read Isolation and Partials before this. Partials was very good but Isolation and Fragments were a waste of money. Everyone seems to be wanting to write sequels to their novels which is well and fine, but each novel should stand alone. I felt that Fragments just STOPPED with no ending. I spent good money for this so it was just sickening. Is there going to be a sequel? Couldn't Mr. Wells have finished this book and still written a sequel. Just very poor to say the least. Unfortunaterly I really enjoyed his writing and concepts but I probably have read my last! I would not recommend this to anyone!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this one better than the first! There was a couple of twists that I didn't  see coming. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoyed the first.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book made me fall in love with this book series even more!!! Ran home just to buy the 3rd.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While Partials set the stage by detailing the apocalypse, Fragments expands this world and questions its limitations. Fragments is also a story of revelations and discovery and is charged with genuine emotion and drama. Where Partials was centered around Kira’s perspective, Fragments is centered around the perspective of multiple characters. Their different perspectives provide a clearer, bigger picture of the overarching themes of this book which is how to get along despite differences and dealing with moral dilemmas. This book is well written with great plot and character development.
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Interesting and plausible scenario.
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Amazing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Second book in the series, very good!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful novel with a great story to tell. The series is terrific! I was shocked by reviews that felt that the book was fragmented. The book is clearly part of a series. A very good one by a very great author. I was so wrapped up in the story that I did not read these reviews untill I finished the series. I loved the story. While most books in a series are written to stand alone personally I wish they were not. Being an avid reader I frequently get frustrated because I have to reread information because of that. I am stuck rehashing old news. When I really just want to know what will happen next. I didn't notice anything missing because I read all of the books in the series in order as they were meant to be read. Sanna7125
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Couldnt put it down
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Read this book. I swear you won't regret it.
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