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!