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Author: Kat Falls
Release Date: May 1, 2013
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.
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.
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.
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.
I know what you're saying, you're tired of dystopian. I'm sort of getting there, it helps that I like different genres and will always be a paranormal sort of girl. That being said, this sounds different enough that it could be interesting. :) Maybe like Partials but better (I was 'meh' on Partials).