by Kat Falls
Released |September 24th 2013 by Scholastic|
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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.Inhuman was an interesting read for me. I found that I enjoyed the story overall. I thought the book was fun and entertaining. It was also action packed and fast paced! I thought the dystopian world was okay. I didn't think it was the best and have felt like I have read many like this, but it was still interesting to read about. I really liked the way the author went with the virus. I liked how the people are being infected with different kinds of animal virus and I thought that was an interesting concept to take on. This book seemed to be more about the journey that Lane went on during the fetch instead of the actual fetch itself.
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
I liked Lane as a character, but I don't think I connected with her the way I needed to as a reader. I thought she was interesting and I liked how brave she was when it came to doing what she needed to do to save her father. I thought that was admirable, but my connection to her wasn't there. And then we have Everson, the first boy that we meet. I liked him as well, but again the connection wasn't there. And then we meet Rafe and I thought he was a pretty interesting character. He brought the fun and entertainment to the story and I just really liked his personality. But both Everson and Rafe has their past issues. Lane's father rescued Rafe as a child and he has been living on his own ever since and then we have Everson who was extremely sheltered by a mother who was once loved by the country, but who is now the most hated. The two were very different from each other, but have both experience their fair share of pain. I think I liked Rafe a little bit better though.
Overall, I liked the story. It was fast paced and easy to read, but I think because I couldn't connect with some of the character, it kind of took away from the story. I received a copy from Netgalley. All thoughts are my honest opinion!