Waiting on Wednesday 6 - Ruins
Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, where bloggers pick a book that hasn't been published yet that they are excited to read.
The funny thing about this week's pick is that it shares the title of the second book in the Pathfinder series by Orson Scott Card (my review of that one here), but today I'm talking about the third book in Dan Wells' Partials trilogy.
Author: Dan Wells
Genre: Science fiction, dystopian, YA
Publishing date: March 11, 2014
(not yet available - I'm posting the summary for the first book, Partials, so that you get an idea of what the series is about)
Kira, a sixteen-year-old medic-in-training, is on the front lines of this battle, seeing RM ravage the community while mandatory pregnancy laws have pushed what's left of humanity to the brink of civil war, and she's not content to stand by and watch. But as she makes a desperate decision to save the last of her race, she will find that the survival of humans and Partials alike rests in her attempts to uncover the connections between them—connections that humanity has forgotten, or perhaps never even knew were there.
Dan Wells, acclaimed author of I Am Not a Serial Killer, takes readers on a pulsepounding journey into a world where the very concept of what it means to be human is in question—one where our humanity is both our greatest liability and our only hope for survival.
Why I want to read it:
As you can probably tell if you read my review of Partials, I really liked the original concept and characters of this series. I haven't gotten around to reading the second book yet, but if it lives up to the potential the first book hints at, I am going to be one happy reader.
Kira is an amazing main character, since not only is she intelligent and determined to do what is right, she is also very compassionate and just so human (people who have read Partials will be smirking to themselves - but it's true isn't it??). She's already shown how far she's willing to go and how much she is willing to risk to save the lives of the babies that are dying of the RM virus. The second book is supposed to be about Kira discovering the master-plan behind the Partials and RM - as well as her own past. I can only imagine that the third book will involve an earth-shattering calamity of some sort that forces Kira to make even harder choices and face even more shocking discoveries (is that even possible?)