Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (79)

"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly meme to discuss upcoming books we can't wait to get our hands on. Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.


This week, I'm waiting on:

Partials by Dan Wells
Publication date: February 28, 2012

Description from Goodreads:

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.

The synopsis reminds me a little of Wither with the mandatory pregnancy laws and it reminds me of Cinder because of the virus that is killing people. I think this book has the potential to be an excellent dystopian novel!

What are you waiting on this week?

11 comments:

  1. I love dystopians, although I'm a little scared to read this one because Dan Wells is a horror writer and skews a little too intense for me. I love listening to him on his podcast, Writing Excuses, though.

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  2. I love dystop books and this sounds amazing. It is on my TBR list as well!
    My WOW

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  3. I loved I am not a Serial Killer trilogy and was so excited to see a new one coming out. I am having a little anxiety over it being dystopian though, sigh, i'm not a fan but I will try.

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  4. I just got this one and can't wait to read it, too. :) Nice pick!

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  5. I've seen this one come up a few times on a few blogs. Really catching my interest. Also, totally makes me want to read I Am not a Serial Killer!

    My Pick:
    Glitter Lit

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  6. Wither AND Cinder were amazing and this bk does seem to be a combo of the two. I can't wait to read this one!!! I <3 dystopians :)

    Thanks for sharing...Great pick!!!

    Jaskirat~SeeitORreadit

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  7. Nice... and I can't wait to see your review on Cinder!! :-) My Wow is here: Colorimetry

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  8. This looks really good!

    Here's my WoW this week. Happy Reading!

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  9. This is new to me. I will definitely be adding it to my TBR. You are right- it does sound like Wither and I LOVED Wither. I have been really into dystopians lately, so thanks for sharing this one.

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