Inhuman by Kat FallsInhuman by Kat Falls


byKat Falls

Paperback | March 31, 2015

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"Sexy, suspenseful, and utterly original." -Andrea Cremer, NYT Bestselling Author of Nightshade

Step into the Feral Zone, where the stakes are high, the romance is steamy, and the dangers are unlike anything you've ever seen . . .

Lane McEvoy gets the shock of her life when she learns that someone she loves has crossed into the Feral Zone, the forbidden wilderness east of the Mississippi River. Few have dared set foot in the Zone since the devastating biological disaster that killed millions and left the survivors . . . changed. But now Lane has little choice. She travels east, completely unprepared for what she finds in the ruins of civilization . . . and afraid to learn whether her humanity will prove her greatest strength or a fatal weakness.

In this bold and utterly original trilogy, acclaimed author Kat Falls brings you to the very edge of civilization and dares you to jump.

KAT FALLS is the author of Inhuman, Dark Life, and Rip Tide. A graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, she holds an MFA in screenwriting from Northwestern University, where she now teaches. She lives in Illinois with her husband and three children.
Title:InhumanFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 7.99 × 5.29 × 0.76 inPublished:March 31, 2015Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545371015

ISBN - 13:9780545371018


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay, but bad love triangle Immediate points off for a love triangle - and not a super creative one or anything, either. You've got your standard good guy - sweet, devoted, good-looking, pushed only to extremes when his love for the Heroine is tested - and your standard sexy jerk - jaw-droppingly handsome, snarky, troubled past and hidden wounds. I mean, one point of the triangle even mentions it being a love triangle (in those words - "love triangle") and how he wants it to not be a love triangle, but it still happens. I could have done without either of them. In fact, I really just wanted someone female and cool to talk to our main character for more than a page - there was a decided lack of females who weren't either insecure, aggressive and morally reprehensible, or were there for only five pages. There's a lot of testosterone in this book. So not a 4/5 - more like a 3.5/5, but I'm rounding down because Rafe's sexy jerkiness crossed the line a couple times, no matter how sad his backstory is. It had a super cool concept, a couple standout characters, and a gripping plotline going for it. It definitely kept me engrossed. I'll for sure be reading the sequel when it comes out. It was one of the better dystopias Ive read recently, and I liked it.
Date published: 2016-12-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Read This is a great YA book to read. Cant wait for the next one!
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inhuman Well worth the time. Enjoyable and fast paced. Looking forward to many more from this author. Going to read the other books now. See you later.
Date published: 2015-04-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from An Excitingly Captivating Thrill-Ride! "Inhuman" by Kat Falls is a fast-paced, imaginative dystopian thriller that begins in a world ravaged by a feral virus that has genetically changed humans into mutants. In the West, Lane McEvoy is fascinated by tales of a Feral Zone beyond a wall that keeps them safe from infection, little suspecting that her father is a "Fetch" and for years has retrieved artifacts from the region to help stave off creditors after the death of her mother and to bring humanitarian relief to the "manimals" in Moline. When she learns that he's missing and that the Head of Biohazard Defense wants to prosecute him for his crime against a public health law which forbids access to this savage region, she risks her life to find him. Little does she expect to go on a mission to find an artifact for a high-level official, to be hunted by a vicious feral or to be swept up in an romantic triangle with a devastatingly handsome wild boy and a controlled and tough guardsman.  This creative plot reminiscent of the Island of Dr. Moreau by H. G. Wells is well-written and engaging from the first page to the last. The action never stops as Lane McEvoy finds herself immersed in a mission that could mean death or at the very least transformation into a manimal. Kat Falls creates an atmosphere in a dark post-apocalyptic world that's mysterious and foreboding, skilfully drawing the reader deeper into the narrative with her vivid descriptions and well-developed characterizations. The characters are unforgettable and realistic with all their flaws, faults and strengths. Sixteen year old Lane McEvoy at first is a typically paranoid, overly protected teenager born into a safe environment beyond the wall. Determined to find her father she challenges this nightmarish world with fortitude and an indomitable will , but never loses her humanity. Rafe, a hunter and scam artist is fearless , calm and controlled, hiding a gentler personality behind sarcastic humour and obnoxious comments. Guardsman Everson Cruz feeling tainted by his wealthy upbringing is smart, tough, and confident, but in the Feral Zone he becomes more understanding , less controlled, but highly duty-bound. Throughout the plot there is a wealth of characters who add energy, colour and a spark of drama to this tale, but none more than the villains like the tigerish Chorda a feral rogue who's heartless, cruel and bloodthirsty , Sindu his unbalanced, jealous and vindictive queen, and Omar a brutish and evil overseer. This is a captivatingly unique, young adult novel filled with mystery and adventure that will grip the reader from the first page to the last. I highly recommend it and hope the thrill ride continues
Date published: 2014-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! Well written, made me fall in love with every character, scary and intense. Great read. The only down side is now I have to wait for book 2!!!!!
Date published: 2014-03-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Good fast read.
Date published: 2014-01-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Unique, exciting, dark and hard to put dowh The Good Stuff Unique premise Fast paced, exciting and with some nice dark humour Great cover - this will sell based on the cover alone Good character development - especially with Lane Lane is a likeable character who you cheer for - she is strong willed and willing to fight for what is right Dystopian (yup you know I love the dystopian genre - so many discussions to be had in this genre) Falls gifted in setting up mood - I really felt like I could touch and see her world Story hooked me in right away and I cannot wait to find out what happens next Got a giggle at times about the names of the animals - sorta reminded me of a much loved episode of Kim Possible (don't judge I'm a mom) Perfect for a reluctant reader The Not So Good Stuff Darn, this book doesn't come out till October -- do you know how long I am going to have to wait for the next book in the series. Two love interests for the heroine - as an older reader, I find this irritating and cliche - but than again these books are not written for me Favorite Quotes "The description of me was the final insult: brown eyes, brown hair, average build. Why not just say average everything." "If you're trying to make yourself cry, don't bother. I had my heart surgically removed when I took this job." 4.25 Dewey's I picked this up at Book Expo America (BEA) 2013 based on the cover -- I know, I know, I am such a cover lover
Date published: 2013-08-17

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Inhuman: * "Sure to satisfy fans of the dystopian-romance genre and to gather new ones along the way." -Kirkus, starred review"A perfectly plotted, deliciously suspenseful journey through a lush, intriguing society in which nothing is quite as it seems." -School Library Journal "Falls presents Lane as a competent, admirable heroine who more than holds her own. The setting holds great promise, and its dangers are quite entertaining . . . A solid start." -Publishers Weekly "Recommended for readers looking for a thrilling, page-turning read." -VOYA