A long long time ago, in a time known as 2012, Grad Student was excited to read Fragments, the sequel to Partials. You should know by now that I am not always on the cutting edge of new YA books, but here I am, loving the Partials series!
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 (GoodReads).
It is like Dan Wells read my mind, dropped all the medical mumbo jumbo down to a reasonable level and got the plot turning!
Originality: 7+, a high school for a sequel. The voyage across the desolated US was a new adventure and a new world.
Absurdity: 7. Basically for their survival skills. Acid rain gets them and they just basically dodge raindrops and continue onward. ( I am ignoring the TERRIBLE mutated dog thing, it reminded me too much of Gone, which I despised......you are better then that Dan Wells)
Paranormal Romance: it goes from a 3 to an 8 in the last section- with an overly aggressive kiss! No spoilers but I had to roll my eyes and be like ok, this MAY be plausible in a time where there are few cute new outsiders to make the moves on. Survival of the fittest? perhaps.(side note-xxxoo Samm and his feelings)
Level of Harry Potterness: 6. This book was a great fast, engaging read. A sequel that matched and in my opinion surpassed the first- definitely looking forward to the next in the series!