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Fragments (Partials Sequence #2)

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Author Dan Wells is back with the sequel to the sci-fi blockbuster Partials, which Pittacus Lore called a "thrilling sci-fi adrenaline rush, with one of the most compelling and frightening visions of Earth's future I've seen yet."

After discovering the cure for RM, Kira Walker sets off on a terrifying journey into the ruins of postapocalyptic America and the darkest desires
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Hardcover, 576 pages
Published February 26th 2013 by Balzer + Bray
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Wendy Darling
Win a Fragments ARC on the blog!

This review is spoiler-free, and safe even if you haven't read the first book in this series.

In my review of last year's Partials, I posted a handy check list to help readers decide whether the book was for them. If you're a fan of well-written science fiction thrillers or post-apocalyptic novels with strong heroines, this series is one you should definitely check out!

What do you need to know going into the sequel?

-- There are fantastic action sequences, full of t
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Renu
Sequels make me feel both excited and nervous. Nervous, because sometimes they don't quite live up to their predecessors and I'm left sourly disappointed. Fragments, however, didn't just meet my expectations, it exceeded them!

The story alternates between Kira and Marcus's point of view. We follow Kira (who is later joined by Samm and Heron) on her journey to find the Trust, and Marcus as he takes a stand and does what he can to save the people of Long Island. Marcus wasn't my favourite character
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deanneluvbooks
Just finished re-reading Partials (it was just as amazing as the first time)!!! So excited to see what happens now.

THIS DESERVES A TRILLION STARS. it's just that good!
Eric Allen
Fragments
Book 2 of the Partials Sequence
By Dan Wells

A Review by Eric Allen

A few years ago, Suzanne Collins wrote The Hunger Games, and while not terrible, it was not exactly the best, nor most original book ever to come along. It sold ridiculously well, and this, in turn, set off what I like to call the Dystopian Revolution. Think hard, you'll see the joke in it eventually, if not outright. Publishers saw that there was huge interest in Dystopian fiction, and many an aspiring writer saw their ch
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Glass
Review from Ja čitam, a ti?

Just because of Samm. I remember when I read Partials - I was speechless and completely amazed. Dan Wells gave me exactly what I love in my post-apocalyptic novels - well thought fictional world, strong characters and captivating plot twists. I loved every second of it. Now, I finally made myself to read the sequel - and it was all because of Samm. Fragments has 576 pages!

It was kind of a... boring. One of my status updates while I had been reading was this: "And that'
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Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
Consistently mediocre is not a bad thing for a series to be, not when there are so many bad ones constantly being sold (and praised). Fragments is a story neither better nor worse than Partials, but it is just a bit more ambitious, as it splits into two plotlines that will most assuredly come together in the end.

In Fragments, the narrative is split between Marcus and Kira, and I was very surprised to find myself enjoying Marcus’ point of view more. Far more interesting things were happening on
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Melyssa
Jul 03, 2012 Melyssa marked it as to-read
I like that people are saying that this needs more romance in it that Partials had... Haha. I am voting for a hike in the Kira/Samm story as well... But guys. The author is a dude. And even though guys do love and all that jazz, all the books I have read by male authors are a little lacking in the romance dept. Maybe Dan will pull a Hail Mary and surprise me with a realREAL love story in this one! Who knows!
Ferdy
2.5 stars - Spoilers

Meh, it was okay. The writing wasn't bad, it was just really slow and really BORING… And slow and boring aren't the best of combinations.
I enjoyed Partials far more than Fragments… I disliked the slow pace, the lack of thrilling action, and the change to multiple POV's. I would have rather read Kira's POV alone - I wasn't interested in Marcus or Samm, they were positively dull. Not that Kira was exciting but she was at least somewhat mildly engaging. Okay, that's not true, sh
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Jessica
Sometimes I freak out a little that I know Dan. I've bought Girl Scout cookies from his daughter. Been to a concert with him and his lovely wife. And then you realize: Holy frak, he's probably one of the smartest writers working today. AND I KNOW HIM. Dan is a genius for using plenty of good, hard science in his books, without either confusing or condescending to the reader. You feel smarter after reading one of his books. You also feel entertained.

Oh, and stressed.

Yes, you definitely feel stres
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Jamie (The Title Page)
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Rating: 2 Stars

So, we have a really popular book. Great reception, awesome cover, everyone seemed to love it. What do we do to boost the fame? Write a mediocre sequel, but here's the kicker..... USE THE SAME EXACT COVER! Woah! Amazing! I mean, of course, we can't use the EXACT SAME THING, so lets add another person in there, and change up the skyline a bit. WINNING!

This book was so badly thought out and researched, I want to cry out in anger... "Why
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Annabelle Marie Veronica
Dan Wells is a cruel jerk. Worst cliffhanger ever.

However, this book was amazing. Even better than book one. And that's saying something.

Review to come.
Carmen
Mar 29, 2012 Carmen marked it as to-read
Hopefully there will be more romance... OR ELSE I WILL HAVE A GIANT SPASTIC FREAK OUT.
Dana

This book made me question my morals constantly. Insane moral quandaries are scattered throughout this book and it makes for an amazing, if frustrating read. The benefit to this style of writing however, is that there are no black and white characters. Every choice made in this novel has epic consequences and no matter who you help someone else will suffer for it.

I almost don't want to read the next book because I feel like everything is so dire that to have any hope at all would require a farf
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Amanda
Apr 24, 2012 Amanda added it
Oh good Lord. For people who have been so kind as to read my review for Partials... You will understand this next command:
COMMENCE SCREAMING AND RUNNING IN 3...2...1...
AAAAAAAUUUUUUUGGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!*breath*!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Samantha
I found this one a little confusing at times with so many parties and stories going on but I still liked it a lot. Although I didn't like the cliff hanger of an end...ahhh!
Summer
Mar 27, 2012 Summer marked it as to-read
I'm hoping Fragments will have more interactions between Kira and Samm to make up for Partials being sorely lacking in the romance department.
Mikaela Schmitt
So, this was my review for Partials: I LOVED this book!!!! It was sooooooo good!!! It had a great plot line and characters and kept you on edge the whole time. I finished it in a day because it was soooooo good!!!! This almost rates above Harry Potter and the Hunger Games!!! And for me (being a HP and HG crazed obbsessed fan) that is saying something!!! I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ...more
Kira
Aug 17, 2012 Kira marked it as to-read
I'm going to give this series another chance.

I swear.

(By the way, does the guy on the cover remind anybody else of Kurtis from Tomb Raider: Angel of Darkness? That game was fucking amazing.)
Kassidy
I really wanted to love this one as much as I loved the first, but it was just sooo long!
I feel like it drags at parts, there are unnecessary scenes, and it could have been 100 pages shorter. However, there are so many cool plot developments and we get a lot of answers!! I really loved the ending and I flew through the last 50 pages like they were nothing.
I am confused on Marcus' character and the relationship between him and Kira.. along with other relationships that develop. I'm not really fe
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Marissa (Rae Gun Ramblings)
Fragments picks right up where Partials left off. You jump straight into the action. Kira, Marcus and the rest of the crew that I grew to love are back but they find themselves separated. There is little communication between the groups yet they are all working toward the same goal and it it so fun to see how the work Marcus's team compliments what Kira is up to. While like the first one the romance is kept to a minimum, there is one of my favorite couple-y lines of dialogue in this book. Like w ...more
Kirsty (Amethyst Bookwyrm)
This and my other reviews can be found at http://amethystbookwyrm.blogspot.co.uk/

Thanks to Netgalley and HarperCollins UK, Children’s for me giving this book to review.

Kira has found a cure for RM but it is not easily accessible as it means using the partials, now she is on a search across the country with Samm, Heron and an unhinged computer expert called Afa for a cure for both the humans and partials as well as answers to who she is and who know about her. Meanwhile back on Long Island, Marcu
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Elicia (Girl in the Woods Reviews)
You can also find this review at http://girlinthewoodsreviews.blogspot...

Detailed Review: Ok. Long story short. This book was... It was... It was just... Oh my god. I don't know what to say. It was just asd;flkjadflkjaposiu AMAZING. I'm on the verge on a mental breakdown. See what this book has done to me? SEE?!? After reading Partials, I did get a good impression of the author and we even interviewed the author! Yes, we interviewed the famous Dan Wells! (You should already know that if you're a
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Donna Weaver
WHAT MY STARS MEAN:
5 Stars--the book had a profound impact on me. It touched me on some special level and lingered with me long after I'd finished reading it.
4 Stars--I loved this book. If I don't own it, I will buy it so I can read it again and again.
3 Stars--I enjoyed the book but may have had an issue or two with it.
2 Stars--I had more than a few issues with it.
1 Stars--I hated it.

WHAT IT'S ABOUT
Kira Walker has found the cure for RM, but the battle for the survival of humans and Partials is
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Lucy
A brilliant sequel which actually manages to outshine the first book in the series. Anyone who wasn’t sure about continuing with the series after Partials should give Fragments a try. Fast-paced and brilliantly written with a great cast of characters, the Partials sequence is a series to watch out for.

Wells’ fictional virus was what kept me hooked to Partials, but the science takes a backseat in Fragments. That’s not to say that Well’s brilliant research skills don’t still shine through – Fragme
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Jenny
This was the kind of story that had me glued to the page, much like the first book in the series! This was a fantastic sequel, and Wells really outdid himself with it! It will be hard to review this one without giving away spoilers, but I'll try!

First of all, the story is split up between Kira, Marcus, and Haru's POV. I was glossing over Haru's chapters a bit, but then had to go back and reread, because his stuff is very important! I loved getting Marcus's side to things. We actually get one cha
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Stacy
Dec 08, 2014 Stacy rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone that liked Partials
I don't know what it is about these books. I don't love them but I can't stop reading them. I know that makes absolutely no sense. I guess it's the fact that I am completely obsessed with Kira and Samm. If those two weren't in the story then I probably would have gave up on this series after the first book.


There were many chapters that I skimmed at best. I could've done without 90% of the chapters with Marcus. I didn't think those chapters added much to the story. IMO, Marcus didn't add much to
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Ariana
Dec 09, 2014 Ariana marked it as to-read
I LOVE the cover!

I also need to come back to this series and see what happens next. I remember thinking that it was a bit slow the first one, but I still loved it. Soon, I'll get to this one soon...
Fede Valotta
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Dan Wells si bien no escribe una de mis sagas favoritas (de hecho, no sé que le encuentran otras personas, pero todo es válido), tiene una manera de narrar muy fluída... confusa en ciertos momentos, pero fluida al fin. Tiene una manera narrativa que te deja que te vayas imaginando cosas, y luego ¡zas! todo al diablo, nada es como te lo imaginabas =D. Esta vez, el libro no va a ser tan denso (en mi opinión) como el primero, va a haber más acción y esas c
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Hallie
Odd, I kept having the word "solid" in my head when I was thinking about this, and checked what I'd said about the first in the series and found the word "solid" in the first sentence. The thing is that I'm more conflicted about this second book as I feel that the word is coming up in both its positive and its negatives senses. There's a lot going on, and some of it goes on rather slowly and the feeling that the book is overlong isn't helped at all by the horribly bound paperback I got from the ...more
All Things Urban Fantasy
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

How does an almost 600 page book end up feeling too short? Masterful plotting, harrowing danger, meticulously detailed worldbuilding with a complex history, and truly human characters even when they aren’t actually human.

I called PARTIALS, the first book in the Partials Sequence, ‘the first truly great dystopian debut of the year!’ in 2012, and FRAGMENTS is even better. So much so that I’m calling the Partials Sequence one of the best dystopian series s
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Dan Wells is a thriller and science fiction writer. Born in Utah, he spent his early years reading and writing. He is he author of the Partials series (Partials, Isolation, Fragments, and Ruins), the John Cleaver series (I Am Not a Serial Killer, Mr. Monster, and I Don't Want To Kill You), and a few others (The Hollow City, A Night of Blacker Darkness, etc). He was a Campbell nomine for best new w ...more
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Partials (The Partials Sequence, #1) I Am Not A Serial Killer (John Cleaver, #1) Ruins (Partials Sequence, #3) Mr. Monster (John Cleaver, #2) I Don't Want to Kill You (John Cleaver, #3)

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