I hope you’re all having a relaxing summer! We’re still in the middle of unpacking our new house so I’ll have to post pictures when we get everything settled.
Every week I participate in Breaking the Spine’s Waiting on Wednesday.
I recently saw Inhuman by Kat Falls featured on someone else’s blog and got pretty excited. I loved her first book Dark Life so much and from this summary this one has awesome potential!
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.
Doesn’t this sound like it could be really good? I love the whole “maninmal mutation” idea! The cover is pretty cool too, but I’ve realized it’s a little too similar to the covers of Veronica Roth’s Divergent trilogy…hmmm…oh well I’d try ride that success too if I was a publisher!
Inhuman is slated to release this upcoming September 24, so I’ll have to wait patiently until then!