Inhuman (Fetch #1)
America has been ravaged by a war that has left the eastern half of the country riddled with mutation. Many of the people there exhibit varying degrees of animal traits. Even the plantlife has gone feral.
Crossing from west to east is supposed to be forbidden, but sometimes it’s necessary. Some enter the Savage Zone to provide humanitarian relief. Sixteen-year-old Lane’s father goes there to retrieve lost artifacts—he is a Fetch. It’s a dangerous life, but rewarding—until he’s caught.
Desperate to save her father, Lane agrees to complete his latest job. That means leaving behind her life of comfort and risking life and limb—and her very DNA—in the Savage Zone. But she’s not alone. In order to complete her objective, Lane strikes a deal with handsome, roguish Rafe. In exchange for his help as a guide, Lane is supposed to sneak him back west. But though Rafe doesn’t exhibit any signs of “manimal” mutation, he’s hardly civilized . . . and he may not be trustworthy.
From the very beginning Inhuman grabs the reader's attention. It moves quickly and puts the reader right into the heart of the action with border agents, smuggling, and a dangerous virus. There are amazing characters:powerful people who you will love to hate and desperate people trying to figure out how to survive and feral mutants running throughout the east coast. Although at times events in the book seem convenient to the plot, Kat Falls' world building includes enough intricate details for the world to make sense within the story. The setting has a strong medical feel with infections, biohazards, and quarantines, but it does not drag the plot at all. The plot twists kept me turning pages for hours.
Inhuman will appeal to boys and girls alike and is a great read for middle schoolers.Readers who enjoy reading books like The Maze Runner and Legend will find Inhuman a thrill ride.
Lane McEvoy has grown up in the safety of a walled land to the west, safe from the virus that has killed millions and turned some into wild creatures. When her father is caught in a compromising situation, Lane has no choice but to take action and travel to the other side of the wall into infected and dangerous territory. There she discovers truths she didn’t know and meets characters and creatures that change her life.
Inhuman was a crazy ride that never stopped and was full of suspense, action, a spot of comedy and a healthy dose of romantic development. Some parts of the story were predictable and some a little too crazy to believe, but overall I found those faults paled in comparison to its awesomeness. Lane was the lead and I liked her for most of the book. She didn’t act like the helpless girl but rather just did what she had to. There were also some lovable characters like Cosmo and let’s not forget the love interests that are Rafe and Everson. For me it was Rafe who stole my heart. I didn’t like his character at first but through the story we get to see him change and we get a glimpse of why he is the way he is. I really hope Lane ends up with him because he’s awesome *fangirling*. The ending made me want to scream. I mean why do books have to leave off with cliffhangers *grr*. Overall Inhuman is a quick fun read and a great way to pass the weekend. People who enjoyed Stung will surely enjoy Inhuman.