When We Were Human

Kate L. Mary

“They came four years ago. Invaded our planet, rounded us up, decimated the human race. We fought back, and some even say we won, but they’re wrong. The invaders took everything from us. Our family. Our hope. Our humanity. We won the war, but there are no humans left. Only monsters who will do anything to survive. Some look human and some don’t, but they are all the same.”

Eighteen-year-old Eva has spent the last year punishing herself for her sister’s death and hiding from everyone she comes into contact with, human or otherwise. With the population destroyed and the Earth left in ruins, she sees little hope left for the future.

But when she crosses paths with Walker and Tara something inside her awakens. Something she thought had died along with her entire family. In these new friends Eva sees a promise of what the future could be, as well as evidence that humanity might not be extinct after all.

When a ghost from Eva’s past makes an unexpected appearance, the group sets out on a cross-country trek that will teach Eva how to love and hope again, and will remind her what it truly means to be human.

“Ok, the Aliens were good, but what keeps me reading Ms Mary's books are the human relationships. She shows me tiny things that other post apocalyptic writers miss. Each character is not just multi faceted, they are jumble faceted. Enough so they are real. ”

“Favorite Kate Mary book written yet! Great Author with well developed characters and fresh plot lines!”

“I must confess, this is the second book from Kate L Mary that I’ve read and I’m officially HOOKED! I adore her writing style and story telling, and I now need to read more of her work. This book has a nice mix of emotions, drama, violence, romance and hope that you would expect from a post apocalyptic story and doesn’t linger on anything for too long. It moves at a great pace and keeps you on your toes. Our main character Eva, she’s tough, strong and even though she has her mental scars, she knows how to fight for survival in this new world since the invasion. Of course she has her flaws but who wouldn’t when they though all was lost. The revenge that she feels she needs to invoke on any invader that comes her way was a little gory but I think most people would feel the need for some type of revenge in this situation. This made me love this character as she felt very real to me and as the story progressed you could see her develop into a better person for the journey she takes and the people she meets. The secondary characters in Walker, Tara and Lilly are fabulous as well and they help to keep Eva on her toes and remind her that she’s not alone in this world even though that’s all she’s known for a year now. There is a level of maturity and mix of personalities in this group that there will be someone there that you would be able to relate to in some way. I was captivated by this story from the word go, and I had trouble putting this book down to sleep. If you enjoy post apocalyptic stories they I think you would love this.”

About Kate L. Mary

Kate L. Mary is a stay-at-home mother of four and an Air Force wife. She spent most of her life in a small town just north of Dayton, Ohio where she and her husband met at the age of twelve. Since their marriage in 2002, they have lived in Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, and California.

Kate’s love of books and writing has helped her survive countless husbandless nights. She enjoys any post-apocalyptic story – especially if zombies are involved – as long as there is a romantic twist to give the story hope. Kate prefers nerdy, non-traditional heroes that can make you laugh to hunky pieces of man-meat, and her love of wine and chocolate is legendary among her friends and family. She currently resides in Oklahoma with her...

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