Gritty, gruesome, gripping and taut, Inhuman begins the next great YA series. Part dystopian, part Island of Dr. Moreau, part survival adventure and all great, Kat Falls hits it out of the park with this book.
Lane (Delaney) McEvoy lives West of the great wall--the wall that separates her safe environment from the East where the ferals live. After a biological disaster, the United States is split apart by the Mississippi River. In the East lies the Feral Zone and it's off limits to humans. To go there is a certain death. Lane wonders what happens in the East but she's not that worried about it until she finds out her father may be in the Feral Zone and may be in danger. In order to clear her father's name and save his life, Lane ventures East.
She meets Everson, a guard who says he'll help her and a dangerous but spirited hunter named Rafe. Lane encounters tons of strange characters and learns that the plague can be halted with medicine--which her father has been supplying.
Her father is nowhere to be found and the three must journey to Chicago--facing dangerous territory and even more dangerous predators.
Lane is a feisty female protagonist with moxie that both boys and girls will love. Fans will want book 2 immediately. I want book 2 immediately!
Gruesome and gory details and edginess make this book suitable grade 9 up.
Recommended by: Pamela Thompson, MLIS, Library Media Specialist, Texas USA
The United States is divided...not by politics or beliefs, but by those infected and those that test clean...
Lane lives on the western side of the Wall, where she and her friends wonder about the other side, known as the Feral Zone. The Ferae Naturae virus starts slowly, and the infected becomes a monster. She feels safe until the the biohaz agents come knocking on the door and she is taken to the lab...
Director Spurling forces Lane to get what she wants outside of the Wall or her father faces death. The only option Lane has is to venture into the dangerous Feral Zone and become a fetch...bringing back precious artifacts left behind by people during the mass exodus to the West.
In the Feral Zone, nothing is off limits and humans become prey...
Kat Falls introduces YA readers into a different world in dystopian literature; one that revolves around man vs. nature, not just survival of the fittest. There are no tests to take, just fighting the danger that is lurking in the undergrowth. Falls has created some very unique and dangerous Ferals in this novel...
Full review here: http://naomibates.blogspot.com/2013/12/inhuman-by-kat-falls-fetch-1.html
Recommended by: Naomi Bates, MLIS, Librarian, Texas USA