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.

Title: Ruins
Author: Dan Wells
Genre: Science fiction, dystopian, YA
Publishing date: March 11, 2014

Goodreads summary:
(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)

The human race is all but extinct after a war with Partials—engineered organic beings identical to humans—has decimated the population. Reduced to only tens of thousands by RM, a weaponized virus to which only a fraction of humanity is immune, the survivors in North America have huddled together on Long Island while the Partials have mysteriously retreated. The threat of the Partials is still imminent, but, worse, no baby has been born immune to RM in more than a decade. Our time is running out.

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?)

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  1. I still need to get into this series. I have heard great things. I love this cover. The dark water and the setting (or rising) sun is stunning. Great pick!

  2. I am super excited about Ruins. I love this series, and I can't wait for the third book.

  3. I have both books for this one sitting on my pile. Gonna read them right before the third one comes out. Can't wait :) Great pick!

  4. Very awesome! I haven't read the first book, but am definitely interested in it now! Thanks for the recommendation!

  5. Rebecca @ The Library CanaryJuly 31, 2013 at 2:29 PM

    Yes! I almost made this my WoW this week! I am dying for this book! Fragments was amazing! Definitely get on reading that. Or maybe wait. So you don't have to sit on the edge of your seat in anticipation for Ruins. Great pick! Thanks for stopping by my WoW!

  6. Jessica@a GREAT readJuly 31, 2013 at 2:42 PM

    Nice! Haven't read this series but it does look intriguing! Liking this cover the best I think!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

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