17 December, 2015


Title: Isolation
Author: Dan Wells
Series: Partials Sequence #0.5
Genres: YA, Dystopian, Science Fiction
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Source: ebook
Pages: 75

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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.
A powerful take of our world on the brink, Isolation gives readers a glimpse into the history from which Partials was born—as well as clues to where the Partials Sequence is heading next.
I have read Partials and I really really loved it so when I saw that there was a novella to this series too I was very eager to read it.

THE WORLD: This novella is actually a prequel so it is still based in the normal world before the Partial War. In other words, America is at war with China and therefore created partials to win the war. Mainly here we get to follow our main character in China as well as in her partial training facility.

CHARACTERS: Heron is the main character in this novella. It is really about her becoming a super spy and how she handels herself in extreme situations. I did not have much of an opinion when it comes to Heron in the Partials book but here I started to like her. Sure she has this weird thing going on about caring and not caring and her being the best but let's face it, Heron was one of the bests partials or at least superior to all that were above her status.

LOVE: None.

PLUS: I was really interested in reading about Partials facilities, how they "grew up", how were they trained and that it also showed that Partials really are just like humans. Well not really because a really good example of "human" was given in this novella and that was sexual abuse. I admit, I could not agree more with the picture this book painted. I am one hundred percent team Partials.

MINUS: It was really short. I mean yeah sure it is novella but I would have loved to see a world of Samm too and also there should be a novella about Trust...would be so cool!

What do you guys think about ISOLATION?