Waiting on Wednesday (54) — Partials by Dan Wells

“Waiting On” Wednesday spotlights upcoming releases that everyone’s excited about (created by Jill at Breaking The Spine.)


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.

Partials is expected to be released on February 28th, 2012 by Balzer & Bray
Now that, is what I call thrilling. Am I right, or am I right??

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


Hafsah Faizal is a YA author, designer, and blogger. Her designs have graced the sites of New York Times bestselling authors, bloggers, and more. She resides in Texas, with her family.



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    Nina @ Death Books and Tea

    September 21, 2011

    I Am Not a Serial Killer! That's where I know that author. Loved that. Must read this book. Thank you very much for showing it off!
    Nina @ Death Books and Tea

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    September 21, 2011

    You know the first word that came to my head when I saw this? “WOW!” The cover it's amazing. And then after reading part of the summary, I was like, “I need this book!” Adding it to wishlist NOW!

    As always, I love your blog design! What's the font's name? The one for the title?

    – Mary [Anxirium]

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    She Known As Jess.

    September 21, 2011

    The Cover really makes me want to pick it up. Not sure about the blurb though, would probably want to borrow it first :)

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    September 21, 2011

    Such a gorgeous cover and I really like the sound of it. Thank you for sharing; I hadn't heard of it before. :)

    Carina @ Fictional Distraction

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    September 21, 2011

    Oh this sounds awesome! It's the first I hear of it.
    New follower here :)

    Xpresso Reads

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    September 21, 2011

    Thank you for stopping by at my blog today! And thanks for sharing this one! I just added it in my TBR.. really looks good and promising. I enjoy reading dystopians! =)

    Waiting On Wednesday

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    Karis Jacobstein

    September 21, 2011

    This looks good! I just found out about it the other day.


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    Jessica@a GREAT read

    September 21, 2011

    Sounds like an interesting and exciting read!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com

    September 21, 2011

    Me too! Looks SO good.

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    September 21, 2011

    I listen to the Podcast Writing Excuses. His new book sounds amazing. Still need to read his first trilogy though!

    Thanks for stopping by my WOW!

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    September 21, 2011

    Very cool sounding book. I'm already loving the main character because she's a medic, and I'm in the health professions too. I've got this at the top of my wishlist. Dystopians are my favorite and this one sounds awesome. Great choice!

    My WoW

    Kristan @ Lost Amongst the Shelves

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    Rida (Raindrop Reflections)

    September 21, 2011

    Partials looks SO amazing. I love the concept, the COVER, everything. I'm totally adding this to my wishlist!

    You can find my WoW here.

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    ashelynn hetland

    September 21, 2011

    I FREAKING LOVE THIS COVER. really, it's one of the reasons why i added it to my to-read list. *pets shiny cover* want!

    My WOW.

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    September 21, 2011

    This looks really cool. I'll definitely be on the look-out for Partials next year. Great choice!

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    Michael/Bookshelf Reviewer

    September 21, 2011

    This book looks really good, this is the first time I am learning of it, I like dystopian type books and this looks like a good one. =]
    Here is My WoW this week. =]
    The Bookshelf Review

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    September 21, 2011

    Also loving the cover. This book sounds very interesting I will have to add it to my wishlist =)

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    Lauren M

    September 21, 2011

    Whoa, I hadn't heard about this one before! It sounds awesome, though! *Adds to wishlist*

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    September 21, 2011

    I haven't seen this one before but I'm loving the science fiction aspect to it. Going to go add it to Goodreads now. Thanks for the great pick!

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    Book Sake

    September 21, 2011

    I'd seen the cover before, but not the description – now I REALLY want to read it!

    Our WOW pick is at Book Sake.

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    Mimi Valentine

    September 21, 2011

    This book sounds AMAZING! I actually love reading books about some sort of war because they're almost always intense, complicated, and incredibly interesting! :)

    Awesome pick for your WOW! I'm definitely adding this one to my ever-growing wish list!

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    September 21, 2011

    I'm eagerly awaiting this one too :) The cover is amazing! I love it! I can't wait :) Good choice

    My WoW

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    Mary @ BookSwarm

    September 22, 2011

    What is it about dystopians/post-apocalyptic novels that are so intriguing? I'm in love with them and definitely adding this one to the list. Different than many others, it seems. Great pick!

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    Amber Elise

    September 22, 2011

    This is the first time I've heard about this one and I am crazily intrigued! Thanks!

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    Jessica (Peace Love Books)

    September 22, 2011

    I haven't heard of this one yet, but it sounds so awesome!! Thanks for sharing it! It's on my TBR list now :) Great pick and thanks for stopping by my WoW!

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    Melissa (i swim for oceans)

    September 22, 2011

    YES! I got this one to review, and I cannot WAIT to start it! It honestly sounds incredible and fresh :)

    Fabulous choice, Hafsah!

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    A Canadian Girl

    September 22, 2011

    I've never even heard of this one but it sounds really interesting. Thanks for letting me know about it, Hafsah.

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    Jenny N.

    September 22, 2011

    It sounds awesome! And the cover is great too.