Fragments (Partials Sequence Series #2)

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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 ...

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Overview

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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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.
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.

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.
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)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062071088
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/11/2014
  • Series: Partials Sequence Series , #2
  • Pages: 592
  • Sales rank: 68,575
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Dan A. Wells

Dan Wells is the author of Partials and Fragments, as well as the John Cleaver series: I Am Not a Serial Killer, Mr. Monster, and I Don’t Want To Kill You. He has been nominated for both the Hugo and the Campbell Award and has won two 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.

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  • Posted February 26, 2013

    Kira has found the cure to RM and several things about her she d

    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.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2013

    Fragments

    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! :-)

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2013

    I am an avid reader. I was so disappointed in "Fragments&q

    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!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 23, 2013

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    Diving into a sci-fi I couldn't forget, Partials took me away. I

    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!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2013

    Loved this one better than the first! There was a couple of twis

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2014

    Highly Recommended

    Interesting and plausible scenario.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2014

    Amazing

    Amazing

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2014

    Great

    Second book in the series, very good!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2014

    WOW

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2014

    Amazing

    Couldnt put it down

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2014

    Omg.

    Read this book. I swear you won't regret it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2014

    It was alomst done right

    They should have put clomo in a different spot that is why i put stars on it but a pretty good book

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2013

    Almost perfect

    I absolutely loved this book and the storyline. Beautifully written, I could imagine everything. The one thing I didn't like, which is why I gave 4 stars instead of 5, was the explanation for the virus outbreak. It wasn't clearly explained and although I understand it, Dan Wells should have come up with something much better.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2013

    Love it, Bought the books!

    Bought the books in the series so far! It rare for me to really like a book enough to reread over and over. And when that happens I like to buy them, so I did. To me its different from the stuff I usually read so I really liked the series. I cannot wait till the third book comes out in the spring!

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  • Posted August 2, 2013

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    Highly Recommend

    It's a great book. It's not childish, it's full of adventure, with a romance that is built up to slowly. It's very realistic, both in the way it deals with the end of civilization and how it deals with the end of life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2013

    Mind blowing

    I cant wait for the next book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2013

    Amazing!

    Even better than the first one! Packed to the end with action and twists. Never wanted the book to end. I need the next one NOW?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2013

    One of the best

    I really enjoyed partials but fragmets was even better! Dan wells does a great job of twisting and turning the story. Does any 1 else think this would make a good movie?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2013

    Is there another book????

    This was a really good read. The way it ended leads me to believe it will be continued.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2013

    Brilliant

    It has been a long time since I have read a book that had a complex plot and interesting characters. The Partials books combines sci fi, action, and mystery. I like it a lot.

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