Published by HarperCollins on 2014-03-11
Genres: Action & Adventure, Adolescence, Science Fiction, Social Issues, Survival Stories, Young Adult
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.
For me, the conclusion to a series is always a bittersweet moment. I’m excited to see how the plot unfolds, but at the same time I’m left to use my imagination to fill in when the story has passed. A conclusion can also lead frustration when an author and reader seemingly don’t see eye to eye; for example look at Allegiant. To me though what makes a great conclusion to a series, is a story that satisfies the questions that arise from the previous novels and also leave a little bit to the imagination of the reader. In Ruins, we find a powerful end to the Partials trilogy. For a series that hasn’t got a lot of recognition, Dan Wells still creates a great novel with his usual suspenseful storytelling. He also creates characters that really grow through out the novel and he conveys the emotions of each character very well.
Now in Ruins, the humans and partials are on the brink of war and the partials are close to there expiration date. Our main character Kira is hard at work trying to bring together the two people, but comes across a secret that changes everything. With time running out for everyone, the plot thickens to an exhilarating climax. With plentiful plot twists, action packed scenes, and of course a love interest the story is a complete package. Another thing that I like about this novel is that lessons can be learned from this story. By looking at it differently you can perhaps see a deeper message of peace and equality that Dan Wells tries to convey. Once again though Dan Wells creates a novel that is simply enjoyable and creates an ending that will satisfy all.