Monday, 15 October 2012

Mini review: Isolation by Dan Wells

GoodReads Summary: Two decades before the events of Partials, the world was locked in a different battle for survival: a global war for the last remaining oil reserves on the planet. It was for the Isolation War that the American government contracted the ParaGen Corporation to manufacture the Partials—our last hope in reclaiming energy independence from China. And it was on these fields of battle that the seeds of humanity's eventual destruction were sown.
Isolation takes us back to the front lines of this war, a time when mankind's ambition far outstripped its foresight. Heron, a newly trained Partial soldier who specializes in infiltration, is sent on a mission deep behind enemy lines. What she discovers there has far-reaching implications—not only for the Isolation War, but for Partials and humans alike long after this war is over.

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Partials is one of favourite books of 2012, so when I heard that there was a prequel I just had to read it. Told from the perspective of Heron (a Partial we meet at the end of book 1) it gives a glimpse into her story - we see her being created, trained and eventually set up as a spy for the United States Government. It's a brilliant back story that gives you a glimpse into the Isolation War & Partial history. Plus, at the end there is a teaser from the first chapter of Fragments, the sequel to Partials! 

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18 comments:

  1. Can't wait to get to Ten and the Dan Wells one. The other I've never heard of, but maybe I'll check it out! :D Thanks for sharing these!

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  2. I've had Partials for MONTHS now (I'm a bad blogger!) and still haven't read it. :P I need to get onto it before the next book is released. Ten sounds fantastic too. Lots of the reviews so far have been very positive. :)

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  3. I've been meaning to read Partials for a looong time, so I'm glad to hear you loved it so much! I definitely need to start it soon!(: Also, HOT AUSTRALIAN DUDE? Suite Dreams is going on my TBR at ONCE! I need more Aussie hotness in my life...even if it's through literature! ;) Awesome post! :D

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  4. My copy of Ten is coming soon so I can't wait to read it. Heard so much praise for it.

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  5. I haven't read any of the books that you're showcasing. I got Partials when it first came out but I still haven't gotten to it yet. Glad to learn that it was one of your favorites :)

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  6. Unfortunately, I haven't read any of these books- yet- but I will, asap! I've heard great things about Dan Wells' books, I LOVED And then there were none so reading a retelling of it would be so brilliant, and did you say an Aussie author for number 3?? Sold lady, sold. ;) Thank you for the recs!

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  7. I meant, Aussie dude, not author. :)

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  8. I have a copy of Ten and I can't wait to read it! I loved Partials. I guess I need to read Isolation and Suite Dreams. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. I loved Partials, too! How come I haven't heard of that prequel before??? thanks, hon!

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  10. Partials sounds amazing so I really look forward to get to this one !! :)I hadn't heard of the prequel so I'll make sure to read that as well, thanks ;)!!

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  11. This is a great idea for a feature. Partials was an amazing book and I really enjoyed it. Glad that Isolation was good. I'm still not sure if I am going to read it. I am not a fan of the add on stories authors are doing these days. Feels like a moneygrab to me.

    Also glad to see you liked Ten. It's getting some mixed reviews so I am unsure when I will read it but I will at some point.

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  12. I didn't know about the Partial prequel, Renu, thanks for featuring it! I'm off to go buy. I want to read Ten as well. Loved And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie, so I'm really excited to read it. :)

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  13. I can't wait to read Ten so I'm happy to hear that it's a fave of yours! Thanks for dropping by our blog :)

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  14. I like this idea! :) I haven't read any of those, but I'm not sure for Ten. I have heard mixed reviews and I'm not sure what to think.

    Tanja @ Ja čitam, a ti?

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  15. I haven't read either yet, but heard a lot about both.
    Happy reading and have a great week!
    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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  16. I'm very excited to try 'Ten'! I love a good scary mystery :D

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  17. Last week I bought a copy of Ten, and I just need to find the time for it! I have a great feeling about it. Can't wait to read your review!

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  18. I have not read either of them but it is the second time I heard about TEN so I must check it out. It sounds creepy but not over the top which is what I like. Thanks for sharing.

    Also, I am giving away a Kindle or Nook (winners choice) on my blog if you are interested. The contest ends tomorrow at midnight!

    Peace & Love
    Crystal @ YA Society

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