Isolation: A Lost Tale of the Partials Sequence

This is fantastic news, so I’ll just get right to it. The sequel to PARTIALS, called FRAGMENTS, is coming along nicely and will be released next Spring. You’re going to love it. But just in case you didn’t want to wait an entire year for another Partials book, we have a treat for you: coming this fall is ISOLATION, a Partials novella that will be released as an ebook. Even if you don’t have an ereader, you can read ISOLATION on any computing device (so unless you’re an archeologist, reading this in transcription after the Break, you can read ISOLATION). (And maybe even then….)

Want to see the cover?


ISOLATION is a flashback to the time before the Break, and careful readers of PARTIALS can probably guess at least part of what it’s about. I’ll be revealing details slowly over the next few months, but for now here’s some teasers:

1) It’s about a minor character from PARTIALS, providing a lot of backstory for him/her (I’m not telling which).

2) You’ll get some hints about the state of the world leading up to the Break.

3) You’ll learn more about the Partials themselves than ever before.

If you’ve heard me talk recently about two secret projects I’ve been working on, this is one of them. The other just launched yesterday: a podcast I started with my brother, Robison Wells, called Do I Dare To Eat A Peach? Two brothers who both write science fiction, talking for an hour or so about their favorite books, movies, TV shows, music, comics, food, and everything else we love. The title comes from The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, my favorite poem, in a repeated theme where Prufrock remains frozen in indecision. In a sense, our podcast is to help you eat peaches–to help you find something you may never have tried before, but that ends up being your favorite thing. The first episode is about comic book movies, but who knows what the future will bring? It’s completely free, of course, so check it out.

19 Responses to “Isolation: A Lost Tale of the Partials Sequence”

  1. GabeDevine says:

    will partials be released in germany?
    if so, hopefully this one gets printed, too, like a night of blacker darkness =D

  2. Mom says:

    You misspelled your own brother’s name?

  3. Natasa says:

    Will we get to see Samm at some point??

  4. Sue Moro says:

    Excellent! I can’t wait to read Isolation! Partials was fantastic!

  5. Natalia says:

    Well, shoot. I’d love to listen to the podcast but for some reason, BYU’s internet is considering the link as malware. I guess I’ll have to wait until I move in a couple of months to catch up. Congrats on all the good news!

  6. Lola says:

    WILL THERE MORE SAMM? and cannot wait! So excited!

  7. Chris says:

    Can’t wait for both Isolation and Fragments. This might be the next best dystopian book since Hunger Games/Divergent. PLEASE HURRY WITH THE SEQUEL PLEASE.

  8. Sandino says:

    I’ll take a wild guess and say that Nandita will be the one telling the story in this book? I’m very much excited for it to be released. :)

  9. Kailey says:

    So glad to know when the sequel is coming now! I absolutely LOVED Partials and rave about it to everyone. So, I will definitely be bridging the gap between them with Fragments. Also, The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock is one of my very favorite poems as well. Thank you for the update!

  10. Angelgirl30 says:

    I would like to know a little bit more about Fragments.

  11. Spudd86 says:

    Is there anywhere I can buy it without DRM?

  12. shania says:

    i would like that to oooooo cant u give a sneak peak of the first chapter of the book! is the isolation story does it come as a book?

  13. shania says:

    hahaha my wish came true anywayncannot wait till the nxt bk comes out!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. Tyler Ballard says:

    Should make the partials a TV series

  15. admin says:

    I agree.

  16. Spencer says:

    Will u be writing a book that happens after fragments ?

  17. Will there be a book after fragments?

  18. Kelsie says:

    I’ve read both Partials and Fragments, they are such thought out books and the concepts are so clever , i ca’t wait to read Ruins.

  19. Alyna says:

    Is the character Heron?

Leave a Reply