Sunday, November 17, 2013

Inhuman (Fetch #1) by Kat Falls Book Review

Inhuman (Fetch #1) by Kat Falls
Publisher: Scholastic
Published Date: September 24th, 2013
Genre: Young Adult, Post Apocalyptic, Science Fiction, Dystopia 

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.

Review: 4 out of 5 stars
*NetGalley copy*
Wow what a ride. There were twists and turns in almost every chapter, all of it perfectly timed and equally shocking. Each character had their own distinctive voice and all were easy to love no matter how arrogant. 

I got pulled into the story early on as the action picked up rather quickly. You don't get to learn much about the world the main character lives in initially because she's basically snatched out of it pretty quickly but you will find yourself so immersed in this apocalyptic world that all else will fade to the background. This world is so outside of reality but realistic enough to convince and entice the reader.

I loved the tease of a love triangle without the author having the characters get lost in it. There's just a tease of it and I liked that. I also really liked the way the author introduced the back story and new ideas throughout the story it made me feel like I was learning something new and different every page.

I think if you love zombie, apocalyptic, worse case scenario stories this is the book for you. Its a different take on a not so new type of story. Readers will enjoy the speed with which the action begins and the ferocious untamed world the author created. Prepare for some gore, bad a**ness and a dash of romance, what good book doesn't at least have a taste of it?!


  1. I'm excited to read this one...I hope I like it as much as you did. I'm still loving dystopian, but I'm starting to wonder when/if I'll get tired of it. Great review! ~Pam

    1. Yeah, this one was pretty good. I feel the same about dystopias I love that sub genre but I think as long as people continue to write them and write them well I should be okay with it. As long as they keep some sense of originality. I guess you have to wonder how many different ways can you create that kind of world.