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Ruins (Partials Sequence #3)

4.07 of 5 stars 4.07  ·  rating details  ·  8,221 ratings  ·  937 reviews
Kira, Samm, and Marcus fight to prevent a final war between Partials and humans in the gripping final installment in the Partials Sequence, a series that combines the thrilling action of The Hunger Games with the provocative themes of Blade Runner and The Stand.

There is no avoiding it—the war to decide the fate of both humans and Partials is at hand. Both sides hold in the
Hardcover, 464 pages
Published March 11th 2014 by Balzer + Bray
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Erika Etherviere
War, Blood, Death. This is dystopia.

Ruins achieved everything Allegiant and Mockingjay failed to deliver as trilogy enders. THIS is how you end a series. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, The Partials Sequence is one of the most underrated recent YA science-fiction and dystopian series today. Dan Wells is a great story teller and an excellent world-builder, and he never disappointed me throughout the three books (four, if you count the Isolation novelette).

Before I started the first cha
2.5 stars - Spoilers

Meh, I was bored through a lot of it, the plot and majority of the characters didn't capture my attention until well into the second half. There were a few too many parts that were dragged out, generic, and predictable.

-Summary: Partials and humans still dying and at war. Everyone desperate to save their own species — humans trying to find a cure for RM and partials want to find a way to stop their expiration date.

-The beginning was slow and uninteresting, and all the variou
Georgia (The Bibliomaniac Book Blog)
While i loved this series as a whole, i find this specific book a bit disappointing.

The world building we found in the previous books is consistent. Dan Wells is master of atmosphere. The depicting was so genuine that at times i had memories of places i have never saw in real life. Amazing.

There is also a philosophical aspect of this series. The musings about humanity, the age old question ofwhat makes us human?, consequences of playing god, all this introduced as someones monologue or a side
Read for the 2015 Reading Challenge: #11 A book with a one-word title.

4.5 Dan Wells took away the political and scientific plot lines we had in the first two books and completly embraced an emocional one in the middle of chaos and destruction and if that is not worth of acclaim, then nothing is. Both Partials and Humans are way too far away from the definition of "people", with the hopelessness that neither of them will survive, they have tilted to revenge and extreme solutions. This trilogy ha
Mar 29, 2014 Jon added it
Shelves: science-fiction
That cover...
This is a pretty decent conclusion.
The series brings up many questions and mysteries and I feel like almost all of them were answered and explained. However, there are some aspects that I'm still fuzzy on.
I liked how everything wrapped up and I am happy with the ending. This series focuses more on the question "what does it mean to be human?" and deals more with morality and approaches many situations from a psychological view. There are definitely heavy themes introduced and I enjoyed how those
Eric Allen
Book 3 of the Partials Sequence
By Dan Wells

A Review by Eric Allen

I had a great deal of expectation coming into this book. I expected it to be yet another example of why Dan Wells is one of my favorite authors. And I was not disappointed. Ruins finishes out the Partials trilogy, tying up many loose ends, and leaving a few loose to keep you thinking about it after you've finished. If you're not familiar with the works of Dan Wells, I highly recommend you pick up a copy of I Am Not a Serial Ki
"Love is when you have the opportunity of turning someone's feelings or trust or vulnerability against them, but you don't. You make promises you don't want to keep, but you keep them because they're right; you help people who can't help you back"- Samm, Page 271.

That quote alone makes me love this book.

It was full of action and suspense, I was on the edge of my seat multiple times, the characters, oh my god, the characters are awesome!

Dan wells is a master at story telling and building relati
May 07, 2013 Angelica marked it as to-read
I wonder what the tittle will be. First Partials then Fragments what could be next SEGMENTS maybe?

Update: Ruins? Really? That's the title? It doesn't really go with the 'partials' pieces things. I guess it does in a way. Oh well I guess i'll just have to suck it up and deal with it. I'm probably going to love it anyway.

Update: Still no darn release date? Really?!?!?!? Come on man!!!
Savannah (Books With Bite)
This is a really good ending to a great series!

Plot: So the plot moves a bit slow in the beginning but thats because the reader is getting caught up on what is happening after the second book. After that, its takes off into lots of action and drama. Every little detail is explain nicely and carried into the new chapter well. I don’t think there is ever a dull moment in the book.

Love/Friendship: We do get point of views from Kira as well as Sam and a few other characters. Each point of view is we
Muy buen final, muy emocionante y con mucha acción.
Para mi gusto le faltó un epilogo y algunos hilitos me quedaron sueltos, pero me encantó y emocionó mil veces, no pued restarle puntos por eso
Cait Grace
WELL. I feel accomplished having finished this even though, I, um...really didn't like Ruins. This trilogy went steadily downhill for me. I was totally lured in by the unique premise and the hilarious characters,'s not character driven. NOT AT ALL. It's plot driven. It's about disease and peace and war, which I didn't really connect to. I basically wanted to skim this book. I was full of dry monologues between characters I don't care about. I JUST WANT TO KNOW ABOUT KIRA AND SAMM AND MA ...more
Rachel the Book Harlot
Warning: Minor Spoilers Ahead....

Fear is only as deep as the mind allows. 
- Japanese proverb

Dan Wells completes me. The man also scares me since he is not kind to his characters. This fear was further cemented after reading the dedication page:

"This book is dedicated to everybody you hate. Sorry. Life's like that sometimes."

Whaaa? Mind games, man. Mind games. I was ready to curl up into a fetal position after that. But no, it was a great ending to a great series. At least it was for me because
Wow! This has to be in my top 5 all time favorite dystopian series ever.
The battle of the partials and the humans comes to a head, people die, struggles and challenges happen. Kira is our true heroine and will it be Samm or Marcus who wins her heart? Or maybe both? Will she find her father? Will she find her purpose? Does she truly have one? Can we all just get along?
The answers are coming and I won't give them away here.

The world building was just amazing and it felt so very real to me. Isn't
Aún no se que calificación darle. Estoy un poco indecisa. Todo el comienzo del libro me resultó bastante aburrido y muy difícil de encontrarle el ritmo, sin embargo estos últimos capítulos, a pesar de no haber valido 100% la pena, fueron gratificantes y la historia deja una linda moraleja sobre el racismo, la segregación y otros problemas bastante presentes en la sociedad estadounidense de hoy en día. Más allá de eso, me agradaba más la historia cuando predominaba lo distopico a la ciencia ficci ...more
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la cosa es que ahora no sé si volver a leer partials (por 3ra vez sería) y fragments (por 2nda). Que difícil me la veo.
Inspired Kathy
It took me nearly 2 months to get through the first too books. Got through this one in less than 24 hours.

Content: language and violence
If anything happens to Samm I'm going to throw this across the room!
Therin Knite

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This book was disappointing.... It wasn't bad exactly but it had some issues...

First of all, I didn't like the storyline,...especially the ending! I wanted to know what happened after they made peace. Like after 10 or 20 years. I mean I thought this book was supposed to about survival, I thought it was really cool and clever from the author to actually have the two species to work together in order to survive.... and yet we see nothing of this sort at all which was disappointing and I was really
Andrew (BritBookBoy)
I'll start by saying I'm a fan of Dan Wells, I really enjoy his style and the sense of humour and fierce determination he brings out in some of his characters. Unfortunately that wasn't enough for me to rate this higher than 3 stars. While I loved the first two entries in this series, both receiving 5 star ratings from me, I couldn't help being rather underwhelmed by its conclusion.

In Fragments I enjoyed the introduction of additional POVs, here I felt the numerous POVs chopped the story up into
Rêbëkah Grigg
OH WHY OH FRIGGEN WHY! I WANT THE THIRD BOOK NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! Kill me please. *sigh* I totally called it with Samm and Kira and I just loved that part! I WANT TO CRY AND CRY AND CRY CRY AND CRY AND CRY CRY AND CRY AND CRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh thanks God! Love you Dan Wells for giving us a happy ending. I'm proud of you as a reader ^^
But I'm also thorn between a 4 and a 5 star. While I loved the ending, there was so much more I would have wanted.

I might start off from the dedication.
'This books is dedicated to everybody you hate. Sorry. Life's like that sometimes.'
You threw me off. That was the truest thing I read in a long time.

It kind of moved slowly in the beginning. For the finale of a trilogy I usually prepare myself f
Carrie Mcrae
Okay... this series just got weird. Partials with gills, murderous blood-men, genetically altered creatures, changing weather patterns (no real explanation on how that happened other than some Trust guy made it his mission in life). Weird sh*t. Characters were unpredictable and the writing was monotonous. The way Kira chose the person she wanted to be with was okay, but the way Marcus reacted to it was wrong. He was way too "okay" with essentially being dumped. It was an easy way out for the aut ...more
Dggluna Luna
Dan Wells ha sido mi favorito desde que leí I am not a serial killer, creo que tiene un gran don para hacer personajes bien divertidos y muy inspiradores.
En la serie Partial tanto Kira como Heron, son las que más destacan, pero también amo los personajes de Sam y Marcus. Me encanto el final, sin mucho drama solo lo que tenía que pasar fue lo que pasó.
Creo que lo que me encantó más es que esta serie tiene un final más sólido que la serie de John Cleaver que no sabemos si en verdad acabo o cada qu
Nononono. 2014. You kill me. ARGH.
*runs around as a desperate measure*
The feeling when you're in biblioparadise because of a single book.

EPIC. In every measure possible.
Full review to come.
Petra Sýkorová
Kira se vydala všanc doktorce Morganové, aby na ní mohla provést pokusy, které by vedly ke zjištění toho, jak zabránit brzké a konečné expiraci všech Partiálů. Nevím, jestli je klíčem ke všemu, ale doufá, že ano. Netušila ovšem, že se vše nakonec zašmodrchá daleko víc, než by si myslela.

Samm zůstal společně s Heron v posledním „ráji na Zemi“, kde se děti sice rodí s virem RM, ale díky „vakcíně“ neumírají po prvním týdně života a vesele žijí dál. Každý ráj je ale něčím vykoupený a v tomto případě
3,5 Sterne. Viel Gutes, aber auch nicht so Gutes :) Mochte den Band wieder mehr als Buch 2, leider nicht so sehr wie Buch 1.

Edit: Eher abgerundet Richtung 3 Sterne, beim Schreiben der Rezension.

Die Lage zwischen Menschen und Partials hat sich immer weiter zugespitzt. Es läuft auf einen großen Krieg hinaus - jede Spezies kämpft gegen das Aussterben, ohne Rücksicht auf Verluste. Kira sucht weiterhin verzweifelt nach einem Ausweg, sowohl für Partials als auch für die Menschen. Doch es ist nicht nur
No puedo explicarles el sentimiento de logro, “completitud” y alegría que me produce terminar una serie/saga/trilogía. Hoy toca la trilogía Partials de Dan Wells ^^

Leer Ruinas, para mí, fue una mezcla de emoción, expectativa, nervios y miedo. Últimamente noto la dificultad de muchos autores a la hora de darle un cierre a una historia de más de un tomo. Y eso al final de cuentas me termina nublando la opinión de la obra completa, es muy triste. SIN EMBARGO, y para fortuna de mi fan interior, Dan
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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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Other Books in the Series

Partials Sequence (3 books)
  • Partials (Partials Sequence, #1)
  • Fragments (Partials Sequence, #2)
Partials (Partials Sequence, #1) Fragments (Partials Sequence, #2) I Am Not A Serial Killer (John Cleaver, #1) Mr. Monster (John Cleaver, #2) I Don't Want to Kill You (John Cleaver, #3)

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