Review: Ruins

Jan •  16 •  2014

I received this book for free from FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: RuinsRuins by Dan Wells
Series: Partials # 3
Published by Balzer + Bray on March 11th 2014
Genres: Young Adult- Dystopian/Post Apocalyptic
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher
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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.

This is a really good ending to a great series!

Plot: So the plot moves a bit slow in the beginning but thats because the reader is getting caught up on what is happening after the second book. After that, its takes off into lots of action and drama. Every little detail is explain nicely and carried into the new chapter well. I don’t think there is ever a dull moment in the book.

Love/Friendship: We do get point of views from Kira as well as Samm and a few other characters. Each point of view is well done with plenty of detail. It flowed smoothly and as I read, it painted a pretty good picture in my mind. The development of a certain love interest kept me going and I HOPED that she choose who I wanted. Indeed she did.

Ending: I think the way the whole story came together gave it so much umph and adventure. There are certain plot twists that totally surprised me and had me shocked. Still, I adored it.

Constructed smart and luring, Ruins is an exciting conclusion. 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.

I give it 5 BITES!


Happy Reading!


  1. Jenny
    Jan 16, 2014

    SAVY! I haven’t even started this series and it’s already over? Fail. I feel like there are so many amazing series out there I and I just can’t get to them all which makes me sad. Good thing these books one be going anywhere for a while yet, so I have plenty of time to get to them eventually. Glad this last book was so amazing for you!

  2. Jenni
    Jan 16, 2014

    I really do need to get started on this series. The reviews for all of the books have been constantly good, those are the best kinds of series. Happy you enjoyed this one so much, Savannah!

  3. Sounds like a triangle? Still, at least she choose instead of leaving you hanging. 🙂 I love a twist that surprises! Great review!

  4. Giselle
    Jan 17, 2014

    Oh this sounds really great for an ending I loved book 1 but haven’t gotten to book 2 yet I really have to get going on that!

  5. Jen @ YA Romantics
    Jan 17, 2014

    I have the first two ARCs and I still haven’t read them. Not sure I will get them read by March but glad to hear that you were satisfied with the ending.
    Thanks so much for stopping by! Jen @ YA Romantics

  6. Kate @ Ex Libris
    Jan 17, 2014

    Can’t wait for this one!

  7. I really need to catch up on this series! I have the first book and the ARC of this one. Sounds like I need to hop to it!