Isolation by Dan Wells.
Okay, I'll admit, I don't understand the point to this book. I actually really liked Partials, the original story, so much that I'm counting down the days until the sequel.
You see, the story revolves around Huron, a character we barely met in Partials. I jumped between the two books pretty quickly so I still remembered her, though had I taken more time in between, I doubt I would have.
Honestly, I didn't learn anything. Everything about it could have been learned through the main series, maybe via Samm or a newly introduced Partial. An entire 75 page ebook? Uh, no.
I mean, I understand the point to these short stories/novellas
Serious, it's all about Huron infiltrating the Chinese Military with intermittent chapters of learning how she was created. Why not use Samm, who was actually a major character? In both Partials and the upcoming sequel, Fragments? I probably would have gleaned the same amount of information.
Opinion: Eh, brought nothing new I couldn't have learned from the main series, if done well.
Recommendation: Save your two bucks for Partials or Fragments.
Next week: Roar and Liv, a short story for Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi.
What? I'm keeping small!