Monday, April 7, 2014
After a biological disaster has left all of the United States east of the Mississippi River blocked off by a huge, sprawling wall life is completely different.
Time has passed and Lane McEvoy does not know anything different. But there is that stomach churning fear and curiosity over what lies on the other side of the wall. A place now called the Feral Zone, where the millions of people infected with a virus have been mutated into bloodthirsty savages.
Curiosity can truly kill you though – punishment for violating the border is execution.
But when Lane is faced with the knowledge that someone she loves has passed the wall – and she’s tasked with bringing them back she sees just how unprepared she is to travel through the Feral Zone.
Will her humanity prove to be her strength… or her downfall?
My synopsis may not do the plot of Inhuman justice, but I definitely didn’t want to give too much away.
Inhuman is an action-packed, fascinating adventure story about Lane, whom I liked very much. She’s smart and compassionate.
This is a new sort of post-apocalyptic story. I appreciated that everyone isn’t crazy, which to me is more realistic. There’s a level of civilization amidst the disaster, but also those moments of horror and fear.
As a journey across an unknown land it’s incredibly suspenseful and interesting.
The secondary characters, also romantic interests, were well written. One of them, Rafe, was a bit course and at times truly unlikable. Yet he did grow on me. Another was Everson who I liked from the start and enjoyed in scenes very much.
Regarding the more romantic elements of Inhuman, the least mature moments of the book were when, through Lane’s first person narration, we learn of the boys’ “washboard abs”. Usually it’s done with a tad of humor, thank goodness, but still one of my least liked parts of the writing. However, for my part, Kat Falls did manage to provide two male romantic interests that I had a hard time choosing between!
I truly enjoyed the slow, nerve-wracking introduction into the Feral Zone and the United States made wild. It became surprisingly romantic, increasingly creative, and later on horrifyingly sad. In other words, very affective. Oh, golly.
I definitely want more. There’s so much I’m not telling you – you need to read it ASAP!!!