Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine highlighting upcoming books that we are eagerly anticipating.
This week I am featuring Partials, the first book in a new post-apocalyptic series by Dan Wells:
Here is the description from Goodreads:
The human race is all but extinct after a war with Partials—engineered organic beings identical to humans—has decimated the population. Reduced to tens of thousands by RM, a weaponized virus to which only a fraction of humanity is immune, the survivors in North America have huddled together on Long Island while the Partials have mysteriously retreated. The threat of the Partials is still imminent, but worse, no baby has been born immune to RM in more than a decade. Our time is running out.
Kira, a sixteen-year-old medic in training, is on the front lines of this battle, seeing RM ravage the community while mandatory pregnancy laws threaten to launch what’s left of humanity into civil war, and she’s not content to stand by and watch. But as she makes a desperate decision to save the last of her race, she will discover that the survival of humans and Partials alike rests in her attempts to uncover the connections between them—connections that humanity has forgotten, or perhaps never even knew were there.
Dan Wells, acclaimed author of I Am Not a Serial Killer, takes readers on a pulse-pounding journey into a world where the very concept of what it means to be human is in question—one where our humanity is both our greatest liability and our only hope for survival.
I love the title, and the eye-catching cover really drew me in. The tag line “The Only Hope for Humanity isn’t Human” is very compelling too. The concept sounds cool and exciting, and the Partials add an interesting Sci-Fi element. Kira sounds like she could be a great kick-ass heroine, and I’m curious about the connections hinted between humans and Partials. Can’t wait to read it!
Look for Partials in late February 2012 coming to you from Balzer + Bray HarperCollins.
What book are you waiting on this week?