Thursday, July 17, 2014

The World Without A Future (The World Without End #1) by Nazarea Andrews

Hey readers! Today for you guys I have a fun review of a whole new type of book for you guys. Something I have been itching to read, but have never gotten the chance. Today I am reviewing another New Adult novel, but this one has a twist. It's NOT A ROMANCE! WOO! This one is definitely a paranormal thriller. Action packed, tense, and scary as hell with maybe a little "romance", okay... not romance, just sex. Confused, trust me, I was too for a second, but then I really got into the story and saw where, as you've hear me say before, NA can definitely work in other genres! Today's special review is for Nazarea Andrew's The World Without a Future, book one in her The World Without End series! Before we get to my thoughts, here's a little bit about the book and about our author, Nazarea Andrews!

She was born the day the world ended…

Nurrin has lived her entire life with zombies—trapped behind walls meant to keep them safe. She’s mostly happy there. But when a zombie horde breach the walls of her Haven, she has to trust her brother, Collin, and his best friend to keep her alive.

He just wants his past to die…

Finn O’Malley has given up on voicing warnings that are ignored. No one cares that the zombies are changing. Now all that matters is keeping Collin and Nurrin safe from what’s outside the walls of a Haven. But when Nurrin’s best friend picks up a contact infection, he agrees to get the medicine needed to save his life. Forced together, relying on each other in a strange Haven, zombies aren’t the most dangerous thing they’re facing.

In their world, only one thing remains true: everything ends in blood.

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Nazarea Andrews

Nazarea loves zombies and creating romantic tension on the page and off comes naturally to her. So it was only a matter of time before her two passions combines.

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.

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 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 has definitely caused me to bite my tongue. I can now say that I actually really enjoyed THIS zombie book and am already trying to hurry through this review so I can start book 2!

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, TWWaF 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. The hoards of zombies are making their way across the Western US in an attempt to hunt down the last surviving humans. Haven after Haven has fallen and little to nothing can be done about it. Throw in Ren and Finn and their mission to save Ren's "boyfriend" Dustin and brother Collin from the infected and you've got one interesting story that will keep you on the edge of your seat!

When it comes to the characters, I can only really talk at length about the main two: Nurrin "Ren" and Finn. Ren is a our FMC who is 20 and one day hopes to be a Wall Walker (Haven Guard) just like her brother. Ren is a fire cracker, tough as nails, and doesn't take crap from anybody. She is really an awesome lead. My only questions about her were really in her relationship with Dustin. Are they best friends or are they really dating (or just sleeping together) as is implied? I was really confused with Ren's relationship status, especially considering her relationship with other males throughout the novel. Finn is our MMC, 29 years old and a Wall Walker with Collin. Unlike any other Walker, Finn has a mysterious past and nobody knows much of anything about him. He proves to be a pretty interesting character and I can't wait to learn more about his back story later! I kind of had a hard time reading some of the Finn stuff because really was just awful at times. Not the writing, his attitude. I understand the guy is mean and has a dark past, but his language was awful and he had no qualms in throwing Ren around or harming anyone who got in his way. I really had a hard time shipping the Ren-Finn relationship (if that's where this is going). I'm hoping he can redeem himself in the next book, because there has to be a damn good excuse for him to be so physically and verbally abusive for me to accept him. (I get way too attached to characters sometimes)

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 one true "sex-scene" 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! 

Also to note: this is a relatively short novel, clocking in at just short of 200 pages in my edition. I think I also really liked that about it. There really wasn't any goofing off in this novel. The story is fast paced and doesn't slow down from start to finish! Good luck putting it down once you've started!

Overall, I really enjoyed this read and am starting book 2 (I'm participating in the blog tour coming soon) immediately. I am so excited to see what adventures come next for Ren and Finn! As a whole, I give The World Without a Future 4 stars! I will definitely be excited for the rest of the series!


Check out this graphic I made promoting The World Without A Future with one of the most interesting quotes I found in the novel!

Where can you get yours?

What's the best news about this amazing novel? It's only $0.99! Yes, you did read that correctly! Follow the link below to get your copy now!

Only $0.99 on Amazon
Alright readers, that's all I have to tell you on the subject of The World Without a Future by Nazarea Andrews! Check out all the links above and be sure to get a copy for yourself. You won't regret it! I would love to hear some of your thoughts on the subject of zombie novels. I should point out that I absolutely LOVE Issac Marion and his Warm Bodies series, but that really isn't the same as this kind of zombie novel to me. It's more comedic in nature than scary and serious. Anyway. If you guys have any cool zombie book recs for me, hit me up in the comments, I'd love to hear what you have to say! Also be on the look out for my blog tour stop for book two, The Horde Without End, coming at you soon. It's going to be a whole lot of fun, you guys know how I go all out for blog tours around here! Until next time, Happy Reading!


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