The human race is all but extinct after a war with Partials—engineered organic beings identical to humans—has decimated the population. Reduced to only 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 have pushed what's left of humanity to the brink of 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 find 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.
As always, lets start with the cover, it is simply gorgeous and eye catching. I adorrrrre it! The quote "The only hope for humanity isn't human" adds the perfect dash of mystery, and because of it, I HAD to pick this book up.
The beginning is the calm introduction of the characters, setting, plot, and everything else. It was interesting but first chapter was slightly boring because now a days, books start off with a rapid bang, and BAM you're in the middle of some kind of fight scene. However, in this book, its casual and invites the readers because its still keeping its poise of mystery.
The protagonist is Kira, she's intelligent and can basically care for herself, other than depending mainly on others, AND she WILL ask for help instead of going on some stupid deathly mission and becoming some kind of killing machine that saves the world all on her own. No, Kira is independent, but she see's things in a different perspective than our usual heroines that go out and try to get themselves killed because, heck, they think they're the only one's that can save things. Kira ASKS for help and knows how to get things done with EVERYONE'S help! I love it because that makes her seem more *HUMANE* since she is pushing her limit with the assistance of her close friends, to find a cure to save the dying babies.
Now the antagonist is hard to explain, because even I don't know who in the world it could be. Plus if I tried to explain, it will spoil many things. Therefore no can do! LOL!
Once you get past the first few chapters and begin to understand the characters and their roles, plus the setting and background story on the situation, it is NON STOP ACTION! It was awesome, and I could no longer put this book down. I literally felt heart broken because the book ENDED! I'm living off hysteria because I need the second book NOW! Literally, this book was filled with diversity between the characters and it was remarkable. Dan Wells literally took my breath away with this book! I praise his work and impatiently await for the second!