The Beyond Human Series by Michelle Schad


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For many, the United States is a land of opportunity and new beginnings - unless you happen to be 'different' from everyone else. Hadi Shahir is one of those people, different in more ways than one. Hadi can manipulate fire; he is 'Evolved'.


All he wants is a new life and new adventures in this land of opportunity. His dreams become endless nightmares, however, that begin with an inexplicable hate crime that leaves the young man traumatized and untrusting of the world around him. A chance encounter with a pretty face cracks that shell, showing him that not everyone in Chicago is out to get him until a rash of violent, deadly fires breaks out around the city.


Suddenly, all eyes focus on Hadi when too many coincidences bring his abilities to the forefront. In a matter of moments, Hadi jumps to the top of the AEC's most-wanted list. His quiet life as a bartender quickly turns into a tangled mess of chaos, lies, and murder that drag the entire city of Chicago down in flames with the remnants of Hadi's ruined life.

4 out of 5 (very good)

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My heart goes out to Hadi, our main character. He's a good guy with a special gift that could (and does!) cause him a lot of problems. He's already been through an awful experience and as the story unfolds things brighten up for him only to take a turn for the worse. He tries to help others and is generally really nice.


James 'Falcon' is pretty decent too. He's a doer, cares deeply for his people (family/friends/Gen - his dog) and doesn't let things hold him back. A proper top bloke.


Of the other characters... I'd say that 'Duck' (gotta love code names) is an ass-hat, definitely a bloke that deserves a good crack in the chin, minimum!!

Hellfire isn't for the faint hearted or sensitive folk....It's for an adult audience, with themes of death, drug use and pain. My heart started cracking throughout and the ending made sure I couldn't put it back together.

I'm so happy it's the start of a series!!


4 out of 5


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Trust has been broken. Lives have been lost and most of Chicago burned to the ground. Blame is placed on those unfortunate enough to be born different; on Evolved. Demands for justice create a great deal of tension across the globe. The Agency for Evolved Control struggles to maintain order, spread too thin to combat a growing drug epidemic wreaking havoc across the populace.


James Kendall took an oath to protect the innocent and powerful alike. He is finding his new role as a member of the global security team, the Peacekeepers, is not all its cracked up to be. Saddled with two new partners and a growing number of disturbing Evolutionary episodes, he learns that the ones he trusted most have betrayed him. In order to set things right, James is forced to make decisions that could alter the future in catastrophic and unforeseen ways and uncover a scheme that is years in the making; a scheme that may spell disaster for everyone he holds dear.

4 out of 5 (very good)

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I thought the first book had some sad moments... Sheesh. Evolved has picked up a while later and is just as good as the first.

The heart-breaking events keep happening, the danger is ever present and tolerance of the evolved is low.

Hadi is relying on drugs more heavily than before for more reasons than one. You can't help but feel for him.

James is in a different country and has his own demons following him..... including his feelings for Hadi and the events they came through together.

It's nice to see a closeness between different personalities how they each click in place. A mismatch type of family, just like the rest of us.

As with Hellfire, the first in the series, this is for adults. The themes of death and drug use are still there (drugs being the main one). Again my heart was smashed and the cracks are far bigger.


4 out of 5


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* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *

From a young age, there have been voices inside of Michelle’s head. No, not those kinds of voices – or, maybe they are; who really knows? Rather than fear those voices, Michelle wrangled them like wild mustangs on the prairie, make each one bend to her will in its own time. Well, what does that mean?


It means that Michelle has been writing stories of the fantastic, the horrific, and the mysterious for as long as her little fingers have been able to hold a pen and probably longer, but memory only goes back so far. In a world that passes for ‘normal’, she is all of the ‘normal’ things one might expect: mother, wife, keeper of fur-babies. She is also a student of life, meaning if there is something to learn, she will learn it, thus making her a veritable font of only partially useful knowledge.


The whimsy and ChAoS that actually controls the rest of Michelle’s existence has earned her a place in two different arenas so far: Bards and Sages Quarterly and Corrugated Sky Publishing. While wielding the unwieldiness of words is her primary function, she is also an avid crafter, collector of “creepy” ball-jointed dolls, and can run through a Target in under an hour with only two extra items from her intended list. Talent!


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