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(Partials Sequence #2)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  24,760 ratings  ·  1,895 reviews
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
Hardcover, 576 pages
Published February 26th 2013 by Balzer + Bray
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Wendy Darling
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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
Renu (The Page Turner)
Jan 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
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
Aug 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Mar 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
So I decided to give the series another shot and I'm glad I did. The first was too ham-fisted or at least a bit to obvious in the social commentary for me, but this one ran with a more adventure theme that left behind most of the us/them dynamic and instead focused on ethics where we weren't doing a lot of traveling and hunting for clues across the country.

The twist, and yes, there's more twists, were very decent and I can't complain when it comes to my high-satisfaction quotient. :)

I've respect
Trina (Between Chapters)
Dec 01, 2018 marked it as did-not-finish
I made it 48% but really wasn't feeling this one. First book was great, but this one was dragging and the main plot seemed like it was really a small thing in comparison to everything going on in the world. Additionally, there is a fat character introduced early on that we spend a lot of time with and at first the descriptions were pretty neutral, but they quickly evolved into stereotypes (he's the only character who ever gets out of breath, he's obsessed with food, he's perceived as childish) a ...more
Mar 24, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dystopia
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 tha
Jan 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
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
Mar 17, 2013 rated it liked it
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
Nov 05, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This review can also be found at The Title Page

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
Jul 03, 2012 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!
Aug 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
This novel is the second book in the 'Partials' series. It is Young Adult dystopian. When it comes to Dystopian novels, I can't help myself. They are a guilty pleasure.

This second book was much better than the first one, which I only gave 3 stars to but this one gets 4. The biggest problem I had with the first one was the lack of world building. That problem was only slightly evident here, but this one was so much more gripping. I was pulled right into the story by the characters and the plot.
Sep 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is a solid 2nd book, and if you enjoyed Partials, you'll like Fragments.

The story picks up pretty much where the last one left off. Kira leaves Marcus behind so that she can find some answers to the can of worms that she opened up in the last book.
Of course, she ends up opening up a bigger can of worms in the process.

I still loved both Kira and Sam in this book, but I felt like some of my love for Marcus petered out.
He seems awfully eager to throw her under the bus...even if it was to save
Audio review

Eh. This isn't really my genre. I don't go in for a lot of dystopian stories and this is technically also YA, so yeah. I skipped A LOT!!! It was boring!! They didn't DO anything. Some action mixed with a lot of nothing. The end, maybe last 20% or so had a lot of action and our heroes are in trouble. Sigh, I am curious how it ends so I will finish. This better have a happy ending or someone is going to get hurt. I didn't go through all this just for things not be solved, fixed, happy,
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.
Hannah Cassie
Nov 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
MORE? MORE! @ P.S. I love that book!

So I read Partials and I loved it! Then I read a novella Isolation and it was alright. Obviously as I am on Partials train I got myself a copy of the second book Fragments and was right into it!

THE WORLD: The world in this book gets expanded! Besides the little island where humans live and the land where Partials live we get to see Chicago and Denver! And I just loved how it was portrait, especially Denver. It was just crazy. I do not want to talk too much ab
Apr 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing

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
Apr 24, 2012 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:
Mar 24, 2012 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. ...more
Mar 29, 2012 marked it as to-read
Hopefully there will be more romance... OR ELSE I WILL HAVE A GIANT SPASTIC FREAK OUT.
Apr 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
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! ...more
Apr 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
So second book. The end of the first book was exciting. They saved the baby, my fav Jayden, is dead and Kira has left east meadow. Now once again I found the beginning to be a little slow. There’s unrest in east meadow because the humans can’t synthesize the cure, Nandita is still missing, Kira is gone, and we have to follow around Marcus who is just not the most exciting narrator.

Even when Kira picks up the story, her section gets off to a slow start. She’s looking through old offices, climbing
Larissa (Book Bosomed Blonde)
You can also find this review here on my blog.

I usually go into trilogies thinking that the second book cannot supersede the first if it was a great story. Well, this is not one of those trilogies. I was absolutely blown away by everything this book had to offer. The stakes were higher, the world expanded to soaring heights, and lots of dirty secrets are uncovered. This book was incredible.

The writing style, again, is so engaging. It’s one of those books that makes you feel like you’re alongside
Kirsty (Amethyst Bookwyrm)
This and my other reviews can be found at

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
Darren Hagan
Jul 07, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
**3.5 stars**
**No spoilers**

The first third of this book I found to be really quite boring and it made me slump quite bad. Then however it did seriously pick up and I flew through the rest of it. A couple of Kira's choices were questionable and there were some confusing bits. The third book has the potential to be a great finale though with all the cliffhangers from this book.
Nov 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've had Fragments waiting to be read for a while, and it just continuously got pushed back to the end of the reading queue. I eventually gave up trying to read it and chose to pick up the audiobook with my credits, which would mean I wouldn't have to sacrifice a book to read this, and I can listen to this one the go.

The Plot
Fragments picks up a few months after Partials. Kira is off by herself, trying to find the cure to save humans and Partials, but also trying to find out more about herself a
Elicia Cheah
Jun 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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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
Mar 08, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
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
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
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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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