Monday, June 12, 2017

Audiobook Review: Ruins

Title: Ruins
Author: Dan Wells
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release Date: March 11, 2014

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.

I may have really disliked the first book in the series, but I'm glad I continued.

We start off with Kira working with Morgan and Vale in an attempt to find the cure for expiration. But just as before with RM, nothing works. Morgan was convinced the cure was in Kira's blood, so she was never prepared to face the fact she might be wrong. Fortunately, Kira gets some ideas of her own and ends up leaving the presence of Drs Vale and Morgan for the sake of her own research.

Back in Colorado, Samm, Heron, and some of the other partials and humans slowly make the trek back east when Samm realizes that the presence of the partials has acted the way it was supposed to originally. The humans are being cured from RM just by breathing the same air.

I really enjoyed this final book in the series. I was glad to see so much character development for Kira and Marcus. Glad to see a story of everyone trying to work together, and things possibly going okay.

Of course, things don't really go okay. I loved that the villain has been switched to no longer being the partials. After all, they're just like the humans. It was good to see everyone fighting for the same thing, even if they couldn't quite see it. It mimics what happens in real life, when everyone just wants to live, but no one knows how to go about doing it.

I really liked it. The ending was a great conclusion to a series that had a rocky beginning.

Characters: 4 stars
Plot: 5 stars
Writing: 5 stars
World: 4 stars
Feels: 3 stars

4 stars

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