Friday, August 30, 2013

Review: Partials by Dan Wells

Partials (Partials, #1)Grad Student and Goosie Mama have both reviewed this:
  • Goosie Mama- on the fence "Not to mention, aside from being generally ridiculous (a camel in an abandoned mansion? Huh? How is this relevant?) this story was all about saving the human race (yawn) and there was no young adult romance! Boo!"
Since I love bandwagons and GS recommendations, I gave it a try. While I was not over the moon like GS, I definitely liked it more than Goosie Mama:

Redux Redux review (see the other ladies for full reviews):

PROS: distopian future WITH SOME adults.  Thank goodness. And there seems to be endless shopping in this distopian future and handsome boys/androids, and plot twists.
CONS:  lots of medical language....DNA.... cells...snooze.  All I remember about biology in 9th grade was a sweet mitochondria I made out of candy and that my teacher was pretty cute.  No wonder I am not a doctor.  

Anyone else read this?  What did you think?  Compared to some other trilogies out there ( Hunger Games, Divergent) I think this one is a step down, but none-the-less a fast fun read! Definitely putting a hold on the next one, which actually looks even better.


  1. I love Dan Wells' John Cleaver series (it's amazing!) but I only liked Partials. Then I read the sequel and went from like to love. He's just a great writer.

  2. I'm a fan of Wells' John Cleaver series as well and have some good blogging buddies who loved this one. I recently purchased the e-book and am hoping that I won't be let down. I hear the sequel is even better, so that's definitely something to look forward to!

  3. I feel like I'm the only one in the world who hasn't read this. It is just so long, but maybe I'll use an audible credit.


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