This book is the first in a trilogy. I quite enjoyed this story. It had a lot of twists and turns. And I got a shock about three quarters of the way through the book. I won't reveal what happened, but it was quite an interesting twist.
During the Isolation War between the United States and China, the US government hired a company called ParaGen to create the Partials. Partial are artificial humans, created to win the war. After the war, the US government gave the Partials menial jobs and treated them poorly. Eventually, the Partials rebelled against the humans. The RM virus was released and killed the majority of the humans on the planet. The remaining survivors now live on Long Island, New York. They are not sure if they are the last of humanity.
The book begins 11 years after the Partial War. Forty thousand people left in the world, and no children. And no way to make more. Now, thanks to the Hope Act, all females, 18 and older are required to be pregnant. The senators believe that eventually a baby will be born immune to the virus and survive. People are losing their faith in the senate and rebels called The Voice are growing stronger. Their world is on the edge of falling apart. Kira believes the only way to survive is to find a way to cure RM.
Kira is a strong, smart character. She is willing to die for what she believes in. I love a female character who stands up for what she believes in and doesn't wait for a man to save her. She is determined to find the cure and goes beyond where any reasonable person would go.
This book was exciting and fun to read. I couldn't put it down. The twist surprised me, which is always fun. I would recommend this book to any fans of dystopian fiction.