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Ruins
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Genre(s)
Sci-fi, Dystopian, Post Apocalyptic, Action
Publisher
Balzer + Bray
Publication Date
March 11, 2014
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Earth's last hour. Her last stand.

—Fragment's tagline


“Science (fiction) at the end of the world done right.” (Kirkus Reviews)

“Mr. Wells has recombined familiar dystopian elements, added original ones, and thrown in dashes of dry wit to create a sprawling, action-packed medical thriller full of big ideas and exciting reversals.” (Wall Street Journal, about The Partials Sequence)

“A thrilling sci-fi adrenaline rush, with one of the most compelling and frightening visions of Earth’s future I’ve seen yet. I couldn’t put it down.” (Pittacus Lore, #1 New York Times bestselling author of I Am Number Four, about The Partials Sequence)

“A fine and frightening postapocalyptic thriller.” (Kirkus Reviews, about The Partials Sequence)

—Ruins Reviews

Synopsis Edit

Ruins is the third and final book in the Partials Sequence series by Dan Wells. It centers around both Kira and a partial called Samm, who each have roles to play to help develop a cure for RM that is killing humanity.

Kira, Samm, and Marcus fight to prevent a final war between Partials and humans in the gripping final installment in the Partials Sequence, a series that combines the thrilling action of The Hunger Games with the provocative themes of Blade Runner and The Stand.

There is no avoiding it—the war to decide the fate of both humans and Partials is at hand. Both sides hold in their possession a weapon that could destroy the other, and Kira Walker has precious little time to prevent that from happening. She has one chance to save both species and the world with them, but it will only come at great personal cost.

From the Back Cover Edit

Our time is almost up.

As the clock ticks closer and closer to the final Partial expiration date, humans and Partials stand on the brink of war. Caught in the middle, thousands of miles apart, are Samm and Kira: Samm, who is trapped on the far side of the continent beyond the vast toxic wasteland of the American Midwest; and Kira, now in the hands of Dr. Morgan, who is hell-bent on saving what's left of the Partials, even if she has to destroy Kira to do it.

The only hope lies in the hands of the scattered people of both races who seek a way to prevent the rapidly escalating conflict. But in their midst appears a mysterious figure, neither human nor Partial, with solemn warnings of a new apocalypse—one that none of them may be able to avert.

The final installment in the Partials Sequence is a thrill ride of epic proportions, as the last remnants of life on our planet fight to determine its final fate.

About the Author Edit

Dan Wells is the author of Partials and Fragments, as well as the John Cleaver series: I Am Not a Serial Killer, Mr. Monster, and I Don’t Want To Kill You. He has been nominated for both the Hugo and the Campbell Award and has won two Parsec Awards for his podcast, Writing Excuses. He plays a lot of games, reads a lot of books, and eats a lot of food, which is pretty much the ideal life he imagined for himself as a child.

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