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Inhuman by Kat Falls (2 stars)

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This copy was gifted to me by the lovely Tabitha (Pabkins) of Not Yet Read ages ago. Thank you, Tabitha! I feel bad it took me so long, but I finally got to it. Better late than never?


Inhuman by Kat Falls
Series: Fetch #1
Genres: YA, Dystopian, Action-Adventure, Sci-fi
Published on September 24, 2013
Published by Scholastic
Final Rating: 2 stars
Synopsis:
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.

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Quick Life Update

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It is a busy semester. I spent my last two weekends at school for pro bono program training and I have a bunch of writing assignment due dates coming up. I'm learning interesting things about myself through the one pro bono project in particular, and also from my attempts at networking events. (Prime example: I NEED pockets or a drink in my hand or else I fidget like crazy.)

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This semester has been really bad for fun reading. I feel a little like a failure or a traitor to books, but when I finally get a break from work and classes and textbooks, I just want to sleep or do some mindless couch-potato-ing.

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This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab eARC (3 stars)

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This eARC was provided through Edelweiss for review. Some things may have changed in the final version.
This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
Series: Monsters of Verity #1
Genres: YA, Fantasy, Urban Fantasy
Published on June 7, 2016
Published by Greenwillow Books
Final Rating: 3 stars
Synopsis:
The city of Verity has been overrun with monsters, born from the worst of human evil. In North Verity, the Corsai and the Malchai run free. Under the rule of Callum Harker, the monsters kill any human who has not paid for protection. In the South, Henry Flynn hunts the monsters who cross the border into his territory, aided by the most dangerous and darkest monsters of them all—the Sunai, dark creatures who use music to steal their victim’s souls.

As one of only three Sunai in existence, August Flynn has always wanted to play a bigger role in the war between the north and the south. When the chance arises to keep an eye on Kate Harker, daughter of the leader of North Verity, August jumps on it.

When Kate discovers August’s secret, the pair find themselves running for their lives and battling monsters from both sides of the wall. As the city dissolves into chaos, it’s up to them to foster a peace between monsters and humans.

A unique, fast-paced adventure that looks at the monsters we face every day—including the monster within.

Review:
This Savage Song is an engrossing mix of Disney's Hercules meets Supernatural.

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