Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Book Review Discussion: Ruins by Dan Wells

Book: Ruins by Dan Wells
Genre: YA Dystopian/ Apocalyptic
Rating: ★★★★☆
For: Fun (and local authors, even if he does live in Germany, he's moving back!)
From: Amazon (and yes I bought it)

Short Synopsis: The world is truly coming to an end. Humans are dying from the RM plague (well the babies are anyway and no babies means no more humans) and the Partials are expiring. If cures aren't found for both of these problems, soon there will be no one alive on Earth at all! Kira is hoping to help with the RM problem and has allowed herself to be examined and poked and prodded. Samm is still in Denver (where we left him at the end of book 2) but he thinks he's stumbled on to something there about the expiration issue. But have they each learned enough to really have the answers and even if they have, can they get the message to someone in charge before the war escalates and each side annihilates the other anyway?

My Response: I've loved this series. This is a crazy exciting end to the whole experience. Much is at stake. Everyone has a goal and a mission and is crazy to try and get it accomplished, even the bad guys. Our characters found out some surprising things and the twists and turns along the way awesome. My only complaint with this book, as it was with the other two books, there needs to be a little more Kira/Samm interaction. Just saying. Samm is one of the coolest most awesome characters ever and I yearned, yearned I tell you, for more of him! (Though I must say Marcus and Green made a strong push for a very close second!) But I'm shallow that way. This book is about so much more than a romance. In fact, this story is downright cool!

Let’s Talk About It: Imagine living in a world where most of the population is genetically enhanced, not just enhanced but genetically engineered... where they are only partially human, but mostly not. Could we live peaceably with them? Would we look down on them? Would they look down on us? Or, would we think they are cool and awesome and wonderful? Would we want to be like them and turn our bodies into something they're not? I don't know. It's an interesting thought, living with people who aren't totally people. But given our human history, I have a feeling that should something like this occur in the future, we'll have issues. And it will be like this book portrays and all we'll think to do is fight each other. Sad sad sad. What do you think?

Other Reviews:

The attention to detail with what happens with the DNA and scientific experiments had me completely intrigued. If your in for a epic adventure, then read Ruins. From Books With Bite

The world & setting is by far my favorite part of this entire series – the world building is cinematic! From Novel Heartbeat

It’s jam packed full of excitement, death unfortunately, but bonds form where they were never expected. From Diary of an Eager Reader

You see, what I love most about this series is that you understand the reason why everything is happening. You understand why the Partials and Humans hate each other, you get why they harbour so much rage and loathing… why they have the war. From Erika on the Move

Oh, and by the way. We talked to the author the other day. And he signed stuff. And it was fun.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad to hear this was good! I adored the first book and while I found the second a bit slow, I am excited to get to the third one. And how fun that you got to meet the author! Very cool.



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