Inhuman (Fetch #1)
by Kat Falls
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.
Lane has it good to compared to some. She lives in a safe place away from the Savage ZOne. The Savage Zone is what is left of America and full of mutated people and plants. Lane'e good life is soon in danger as she has to go into the Savage Zone to find an artifact or her father will pay with his life. Outside the walls she comes across Rafe who helps her. He agrees to become her guide for a price. Lane doesn't completely trust him and there is a huge danger to Lane as it seems something else may have plans for her.
Lane sometimes acts before she thinks and doesn't see danger a lot of times. She will do whatever to save her dad and does pretty good thrown into a place she knows some about and has some survival skills her dad taught her.. She is strong and a survivor and that is something she has to be in this new world. What I didn't like about her is how she could act stupid sometimes but it did make her more real. Rafe most of the time I didn't like. He is used to doing whatever he can to get what he wants. He a few times did a few good things but for the most part I couldn't see what Lane liked about him. Everson I have to say I liked more. He tries to do good and save people but he had a few moments of his own that had me shaking my head. I will say while I liked the characters I don't see what both of them saw in Lane. Yes she is the main character but is she the only girl left or something.
I liked this story as it was a little different than the other dystopian books out there. I like the idea of people getting mutated into animals. While the love triangle thing has got old I do like that all three have faults that make them more believable. There was several twist and turns that surprised me and I will say towards the end was my favorite part. I love all the danger that kicked in then and how it was really fast paced. It is a good book that kept me entertained and I look forward to see where it goes next. If you like dystopian books I would say give this one a try.
4 out of 5 Bats~Pam