Newborn #485GA18M died on June 30, 2076, at 6:07 in the morning. She was three days old. The average lifespan of a human child, in the time since the Break, was fifty-six hours. They didn't even name them anymore.
--the beginning of chapter one from Partials by Dan Wells.
This is such a rockstar opening line, and it just goes from there, drawing you in. Such a great book written by a writer on top of his game. Readers can't put this down, as it's so riveting, and writers can learn a lot from this book, a dystopian novel that paints one of the scariest pictures of the future that I've ever read about.
The tag line on the cover is great too:
"The only hope for humanity isn't human."
Check it out on Amazon. It's already got 50+ reviews. Wow.
Author of The Secret Empire
As a writer I'm very jealous of that first line.
I'm jealous too. Dan Wells is too good for his own good. Does that make him evil?
I this one is going on my must-read list. It's been a good study in how to approach a pre-release.
The Amazon reviews are interesting. I'm fascinated by the way everyone looks for something different in a story.
...and as always, I love Dan's writing. :D
Right. I wonder how many ARC's Dan gave out? I'll have to ask him. I got one, and I know he gave out quite a few more. He's got some seriously dedicated fans. I love his writing, and completely understand that. He rocks.
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