Saturday, July 26, 2014

The Horde Without End by Nazarea Andrews Blog Tour + GIVEAWAY

Hello readers and welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Nazarea Andrews The Horde Without End! Book 2 in her The World Without a Future series! I am a huge fan of Nazarea's work and this series so being chosen to participate is a great honor. I am going to be offering a review for my tour stop. Below you will find an amazing giveaway, the first chapter of the book, buy links, the synopsis, and all kinds of information about our author, Nazarea Andrews! Enjoy your stop!

Here's the cover and official synopsis for Horde:

It was supposed to be over…

Returning from Haven 18 was supposed to be the end. But nothing is ever easy—and in a world full of zombies, finding the missing is next to impossible. There are breadcrumbs. Tiny clues. But what are a few tiny clues in a world of the dead?

Nurrin is desperate to find her brother, but that will mean trusting Finn O’Malley. A man shrouded in secrets, who kills as easily as breathing. And the more she learns about him, the more questions she has. But she has learned one thing—the zombies are changing. Adapting. And this time, the Haven walls won’t keep them out.

Nazarea Andrews

Nazarea Andrews is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. She loves chocolate and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids. She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, and overgrown dog. She is the author of Girl Lost, Edge of the Falls, and The University of Branton  Series.

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Read the synopsis and all about Nazarea? How about a special except for you guys in the form of Chapter One of Horde? Here ya go!

Chapter 1. Broken Pieces

She hasn’t cried. She doesn’t cry for me—but I know how fragile she is.

I want to break her. I want to push her hard enough to see her shatter. I want to see the shards of her on the ground.

How fucking beautiful would she be, when she put herself back together? She would. Nurrin is too stubborn to do anything but survive.

Nurrin is a first, born to a world of death. She is innocent of the life before the change. She has never known anything but Hale Halls, razor wire, and walls. She has never known she could be anything but a survivor.

I watch the sun rising over the canyon. In another world, people might have exclaimed over the beauty, stared at it in wonder.

To me, the red-washed sky means only one thing: it’s almost time to leave.

I glance over my shoulder. She retreated to the sleeping area a few hours ago, after we fought over leaving immediately. I think there is a part of her that hopes Collin will come back. A supply run wouldn’t be completely unjustified.

My lips twist.

Collin wouldn’t leave the Hole, not unless he had to. Not when he knew that it’s the only place I would take Nurrin. He’s gone because something is wrong.

Alright readers! Now that you know a little bit about the book and about our author Nazarea, I am sure you are excited for Horde! I am a huge fan of this series and absolutely loved book two of the series. Below you will find my review of The Horde Without End. You can check out my review of book one, The World Without a Future by clicking here! Nazarea is an amazing author and you will not be disappointed by this second book in her series! Check out these graphic promoting the release of Horde and the buy links below!

My Thoughts:

I've already told Mrs. Andrews this so I'll go ahead and tell you all as well: I hate zombies. I don't like zombie movies, I don't do zombie books. In fact, I kind of think the whole "zombie apocalypse" thing has gotten a little out of hand and needs to go away. It's everywhere and I have never really understood it. My motto when it comes to zombies has always been "why mess with the living dead when you can mess with the un-dead" because lets face it: vampires are way cooler than zombies. Well, I have to say that The World Without a Future and now The Horde Without End have definitely caused me to bite my tongue. I loved book one, but surely Nazarea wouldn't strike gold twice... WRONG.

Holy hell guys. I LOVED book two. Horde was everything I wanted and then some. I could not stop reading. This was one of those "you better hope you have the whole day free because once you start you wont stop" kind of reads. Wow. Just wow. I didn't even want to stop for bathroom breaks when I was flying through this! Nazarea had my fully and undivided attention the entire time. I said a few lines I'd like to repeat from my review of book one because I think that are equally as important here.
Our story is one that is thrilling and honestly, scary as hell. Unlike other post-apocalypse worlds, Andrews doesn't paint a pretty picture filled with a whole lot of hope for the future. It's nasty, it's deadly, and it's scary. Terrifying. I can see where Andrews has gotten some of her ideas based on her self-proclaimed love of zombies, but she definitely puts her own twist on it. Unlike other novels, this series was not about fighting off the zombies, it was about surviving a world with zombies. The inhabitants of the Havens (new cities) know their chances are slim and are just doing what they can to survive. Often their attempts are in vain as Havens have begun to fall. Now Nurrin and Finn are on a wild adventure to find Dustin and Collin after discovering they weren't at the cave where we left them in book one. 

From what's left of Vegas to the sights and sounds of the "glamorous" Haven One, Nurrin and Finn meet a few more awesome characters on their journey including Kendall Buchman, President of whatever is left of the United States! Buchman is such an interesting character that keeps you guessing until the end. He was a great addition to this series. There are a few really emotional scenes that made me fall in love all over again with Nazarea's writing. It's so "real" that you feel like you could reach out and comfort the characters yourself. That's how close I got to them in just shy of 200 pages. Seriously. Great second outing Nazarea!

Spoiler free BUT I just have to say HOLY ZOMBIE HELL that ending! How do you expect us to wait for book 3 after throwing that cliffhanger at us Nazarea! I have to know what happens to the gang! Also, let me just say that while I still am not a huge Finn fan, he did redeem himself considerably by the time Horde ended. I guess I will just have to wait for book 3 to make my final thoughts know. Question for Nazarea: does anybody know how many books are going to be in this series? Because I could read at least ten more. Just saying! :)

As an NA book this worked PERFECT. The language is very gritty and can be vulgar at times, as with any NA novel. Just a warning that this is not a read for children or teens. The novel actually only has a couple of true "sex-scenes" which is good for people like me who get tired of reading them all the time, BUT the novel had lots of sexual tension and more than a few extremely steamy moments. Overall though, they were very well written and developed the characters immensely. This book is written in dual POV split into 4 parts. Hearing both characters take on the scenes was particularly interesting. I LOVE NA and I am so glad I read this, because it gives me new hope for the future of the genre. Thank you Nazarea Andrews for that! 

Overall I give Horde two HUGE thumbs up, and 4.5 stars! Seriously an amazing read that will definitely be making it's mark on my Best Reads of 2014 list!  


Where can you get yours?

What's the best news about this amazing novel? It's only $2.99! Yes, you did read that correctly! Follow the link below to get your copy now!

I know you guys have been spoiled beyond belief, but I have yet another AMAZING giveaway for you. This time from Nazarea Andrews. Up for grabs is a $50 Amazon gift card and a Zombie Survival Pack! Super easy entries so make sure you enter that ASAP! 

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Alright readers there you have it, my blog tour stop for Nazarea Andrew's The Horde Without End! As always I'm giving a HUGE thank you to the amazing KP and the team over at InkSlinger PR for allowing me to participate! It's always such an honor to work with such an awesome company! Until next time readers, Happy Reading!


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