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