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Ruins (Partials Sequence Series #3)
     

Ruins (Partials Sequence Series #3)

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by Dan Wells
 

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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.

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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.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
04/01/2014
Gr 9 Up—The final war between the Partials and the humans is at hand. Though both sides possess weapons that could destroy the other, Kira Walker holds the key to preventing all-out destruction.
Kirkus Reviews
2013-12-07
In the wake of one apocalypse, can humans and Partials, cloned supersoldiers, live together, or will the world end again? Kira Walker found a cure for the RM plague. The Partials think her DNA might hold the cure for their "expiration date," the genetic trait that shuts their bodies down when they turn 20. The Partials held the last remnant of humanity hostage until Kira turned herself in for study (Fragments, 2013); when her biopsies yield no answers, she sets off to find unaligned Partials in hopes of finding a solution to the expiration date herself. Meanwhile, Samm, her Partial boyfriend, makes a startling discovery halfway across the country, and he sets out to find Kira and, he hopes, save both races. However, a splinter group of humans plans to use a nuclear warhead to destroy the Partials. And two very different genetically modified scientists are stalking the survivors; one shaped like a monster is warning everyone, and another shaped like a man is intent on harvesting everyone to create a perfect future. Wells concludes his post-apocalyptic, action-packed trilogy with a literal bang and a lot of blood. Believable characters face tough moral choices, and though the end is tidy, the twists and treachery that get readers there are all the fun. It's enjoyable alone but best read after the first two. Science (fiction) at the end of the world done right. (Science fiction. 14 & up)

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.”
Pittacus 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.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062071101
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/11/2014
Series:
Partials Sequence Series , #3
Pages:
464
Sales rank:
324,652
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.60(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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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Ruins 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 43 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series is so amazing thus far there is no doubt the new book will be awesome. Cannot wait for it's release!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is I am sorry to say the last of the series. I am one of those readers that love reading trilogies. Thank you for the 4th book. I have been caught in a few series that I began to think would never end. The Wheel Of Time being the worst because tragically Mr. Jordan died I think after book 12 before he finished it. I had read every book more than once waiting for the next one to come out. That being said I surprise myself by being sad that this series has ended. I wouldn't mind if Mr. Wells wrote another three that begins 5 years down the road just to let us know how everyone is doing in the new world. Just a sugestion. Please? I just purchased the other series by Dan Wells, I am excited to get started on it and can't wait to let you know what I think. Thank you Mr. Wells for hours of excitement, sorrow, laughter, and hope. Sanna7125
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kira succeeded where the Trust, Dr. Morgan, and Dr. Vale failed. The humans and partials were so busy focusing on how to cure RM and expirations, respectively, that they never stopped to think about how the two may be linked. Kira was able to look at the problems plaguing both species from a unique perspective and figured out how to eradicate them both to ensure the survival of bother species. Just like Fragments, Ruins is told from multiple perspectives. The different perspectives provide a clearer picture of the sequence of events and ties them all together. The different perspectives all delve into the overarching theme of this book, which is survival in spite of differences and moral dilemmas.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To a great series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent series. Worth$
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All you teachers out there - ask your students read this during the summer. All you who are into environmental concerns, get the future generations thinking.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've been following Dan Wells since his series, 'I am Not a Serial Killer,' and his writing only gets better with every new book he puts out. The plot, the characters are all extremely well developed and real. A wonder sense of humor, drama and urgency. Over all, it's just a good book!
terferj More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars I really liked this book. There was a lot going on but not in a bad way for me. I thought all the characters were still great. It may have been me, but I thought Marcus was funnier in this book. There was some times I snorted while I laughed. Kira was determined to figured out how to cure everyone and went to great lengths to achieve it. She had to deal with crazy looking partials, getting the enemy to trust her, a crazy person who she didn't know was still alive, weather she has never dealt with, and just staying alive. I liked too how the story switched between quite a few people. Normally I despise them but I thought it worked great with getting the story told. I liked the different twists that kept popping up. I liked how most things got answered by the end of the book but there's a few that I would want to know about. Like more about the "bioweapon." Was that a one time thing? Only for her? Could it happen again? Also are they going to meet up with the Preserve? Other than that I thought the series ended fantastically and how I hoped.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good ending with a logical sequence. A little weird though to wait till the very last book and almost the final chapters to introduce the missing people from the TRUST. Also to bad so many had to die in such gruesome meaningless ways.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put this series down. All the books were amazing!
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bookwormtucker More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the whole series and was impressed with the twists and unexpected turns throughout! I am 56 and bought it for my 20 something daughter-in-law who loved it also.
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Is back. Sorry my mom took away my nook for a month. Parents!
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What?
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She walks to the door and opens it quietly. "Anybody need anything while im out?"
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:o JORDAN?!