Summary: Inhuman by Kat Falls is a dystopian science fiction novel set in a post-apocalyptic world where a virus has transformed some humans into dangerous, genetically-altered creatures known as "ferals." The story follows 16-year-old Lane McEvoy, who embarks on a perilous journey to the quarantined city of Des Moines to find her estranged father, a renowned scientist. Along the way, she encounters both ferals and humans struggling to survive in this new world. Lane's quest for her father leads her to uncover dark secrets about the virus, government experiments, and the true nature of the ferals, forcing her to question everything she thought she knew about the world and her own identity. The book explores themes of genetic engineering, survival, and the blurred lines between humanity and the unknown in a gripping and suspenseful narrative.
Opinion: The most compelling aspect of the book was the world-building and the exploration of the consequences of genetic engineering gone awry. The book created a vivid and immersive post-apocalyptic world filled with danger and mystery, and the tension is kept high throughout the story. The idea of a viral outbreak leading to the creation of feral creatures was both intriguing and chilling. It really made me wonder what I would do if this ever happened in real life. I wasn’t disappointed in many parts. I felt like there was less character development than there should be. It felt as if she only had 1 goal. I would recommend Inhuman to fans of young adult dystopian fiction who enjoy action-packed stories with a strong female protagonist. It's a great choice for people who appreciate post-apocalyptic settings and stories that raise questions about the intersection of science, ethics, and human survival. Overall, it's an exciting book that I would happily recommend to anyone who enjoys this type of genre. I give this book a 4 out of 5.