InHuman by Kat Falls--4 STARSSynopsis- In a world ravaged by mutation, a teenage girl must travel into the forbidden Savage Zone to recover lost artifacts or her father’s life is forfeit. 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
This plot was different and intriguing and with the allure of a HGs feel to it, I was truly interested in reading this book. The HG appeal was the creativity and imaginative writing from Ms. Falls which is comparable. I felt like the book was action packed with great tension all around. The plot developed over time, as did the characters, especially Rafe and Lane. This book was different than any of the recent dystopian books I've read. I loved the action and the intense emotions that Lane had towards every creature she interacted with. Her compassion may have hurt her at times, but it also saved her. I cant wait to finish this series!!!
Rating: PG 13
Overall: adventure romance dystopian
Characters: Rafe, Lane, Everson
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Yes
Book Boyfriend: Everson and Rafe
Genre: Young Adult Dystopian Romance
Sex Scenes: No
Setting = East Coast
|Liam Hemsworth as Everson|
The story line moved at a great pace, nothing felt like it dragged on or moved too quickly. Each character served a purpose and every scene had meaning. The characters developed over the course of the book and the self discovery was easily seen. The different twists and turns kept me on my toes and kept me glued to the pages, dying to find out what would happen next. The ending was perfect. I couldnt have been happier, it was an ending but left plenty of openings for the next book in this trilogy.
Everson- Wow. I loved Everson from the beginning. Even when he was missing I was thinking I miss him. I was pleasantly surprised by his character, in a different way than Lane and Rafe. He reminded me of Peeta from HGs in the way that he cared for people. He was a good guy, willing to stick his neck out to save the world, he wanted to help find a cure, and keep the girl (lane) safe. I found him to be interesting. I was not pleased that as the story carried on, it seemed that his relationship with Lane dissipated a little, but was pleased with his role in the end and hope to see him again in the other books. Hopefully with Lane. I cant decide though which team Im on. Im not sold on either just yet. Regardless, Everson was a great guy, but he started out that way, so we may be seeing him grow more in the future...
|Rafe- Blair Redford|
|Lane- Hannah Tointon|
Lane- I loved Lane. Even when she was annoying, it was part of her character. There were definitely times when I thought to myself "oh gosh lane you are such an idiot." "I cant believe you did that!" But the author did these parts with a purpose, which I appreciated. Lane went from a naive, trusting and unsuspecting girl to learning, on her own terms that life is not always the way it seems, safe and happy dont always go together and sometimes, the easy way is not the right way. I think Lane developed so much through out this novel. She was blinded by her upbringing, but was able to really open her eyes and see the truth, and yet still live by her own standards. She didn't let anyone bully her, or force her into doing anything. Even though she wasnt always smart about her decisions, it was a growing period for her and that was quite amazing to read.
What I didnt like--
It was very confusing in the beginning, keeping track of feral, manimals, ferae and all the other weird/new terms the author came up with.
I was disappointed that there wasnt as much of a "love story" as there could have been.
It was a little short.
I also got confused with the various animal hybrids and keeping track of the good/bad.