Two decades before the events of Partials, the world was locked in a different battle for survival: a global war for the last remaining oil reserves on the planet. It was for the Isolation War that the American government contracted the ParaGen Corporation to manufacture the Partials—our last hope in reclaiming energy independence from China. And it was on these fields of battle that the seeds of humanity's eventual destruction were sown.
Isolation takes us back to the front lines of this war, a time when mankind's ambition far outstripped its foresight. Heron, a newly trained Partial soldier who specializes in infiltration, is sent on a mission deep behind enemy lines. What she discovers there has far-reaching implications—not only for the Isolation War, but for Partials and humans alike long after this war is over.
A powerful take of our world on the brink, Isolation gives readers a glimpse into the history from which Partials was born—as well as clues to where the Partials Sequence is heading next.
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.
I loved reading both of these so much! The world inside of these books was so fantastic! I just enjoyed reading the both of them so much! Things happened, and I was just so interested in what was going on!
Just oh, man, this world, I loved everything about it, even though things were pretty horrible, what with the lack of choices that the ladies had with kids, because of how humanity is slowly dying out. That was really horrible! But they're working on it!
So Isolation, well, yeah, that was a pretty terrifying look at the future! And that we would treat the Partials like that, just because we created them, does not mean that we're better then them, or should treat them that way!
I just loved the fact that Partials and Humans have to work together to solve what's killing both sides. Because whoever came up with that probably thought that it wouldn't happen, and we'd all die. But ha, ha, that Kira and Samm were willing to work together!
Oh, man, this was a fantastic start to the series, and I can't wait to read Fragments next!
Author: Dan Wells
Series: Partials Sequence #0.5, 1
Read: March 28th, 28th, 2013
Reason Why: Sounded good, and they're 2013 Dystopia Books, and Sequel Challenge 2013 Book!
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Published: August 28th 2012, February 28th 2012