Hey readers! Happy Saturday and welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Future Without Hope by Nazarea Andrews. Anyone who follows this blog knows just how important this series is to me, it's one of my favorites! Today's stop will feature a review as well as an awesome giveaway. Before we get to that, here's a bit about the book and our author:
The Future Without Hope by Nazarea Andrews
Separated from Finn, captive of the Order, Nurrin has no hope left. But she has survived twenty years of zombies--and she has the unshakable faith that Finn will find her.
But Finn is a long way away. The Order's influence runs deeper than was ever suspected, and politics are shifting--and zombies may not be the most dangerous thing she's facing.
Finn always thought the war stripped him of all he had to lose. But with Nurrin missing and doors closing in his face, he realizes there is always more for the world to take--and he will drag the remains of civilization down with him before he gives up on the only promise that matters.
Coming November 20th, 2014
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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Anyone who hangs around here often knows that prior to a few months ago, I was one of the biggest anti-zombie people you had ever met. I love paranormal, but anytime I heard zombies were involved, I politely declined. Okay, maybe not so politely. Regardless.... I was not a zom fan. A few months ago I was picked to be part of the blog tour for the second installment in this series and was pretty excited since the ratings were so high. I had absolutely zero idea what I was getting in to. I had no idea my literary life was about to be changed completely! Thanks to N and this zom series I have connected with so many amazing authors and so many great reads, but this series will always hold a special place in my heart. So what did I think? It was amazing. Duh.
So I will go right out and say that this novel was vastly different than it's two predecessors. There isn't as much buildup and the action was not as intense. What did this novel have that the others lacked? Emotion. Good God. This novel had me on such a roller coaster of feels I can't even begin to describe them. One minute you are cheering for Ren and her plight and the next you want to break down alongside her and give her the hug she desperately needs. Ren goes through a lot... a lot in this book. So much that at some points it was hard to process it all. I had to close my eyes and say a book prayer for her on more than one occasion. Seriously, that girl is one brave lady.
So it's got emotions, some actions, but what else? What does this store bring to the table? While the zom presence was not as important in this novel, we get to see the other side of this post-apocalyptic dystopia, the crumbling of society. Sure we caught glimpses of it in the other novels, but this is the first time we really see just how influential the government, or lack thereof, is in our story. We see their forms of resistance and their hesitations in doing what is best to help the people of the havens. I have to say that after reading this, Nazarea chose a perfect title, "The Future Without Hope" is extremely fitting. Is there hope for Ren, Finn, and the gang? Is there ever to be a light at the end of this tunnel? One can only hope, I know I sure do!
One thing I really liked about this novel was that we got a few glimpses into life pre-zoms. I have been begging N for some stories about the outbreak and about what life was like prior to it. While we still didn't quite get a whole story out of it, we definitely get to see a bit more of an insight into the life of the survivors. Also, we finally get to learn more about the War in the East that has been talked about for two books now, so that was awesome. Finn is such a complex character who I hate one minute and love the next, I was glad to see that N really went out of her way to give us more of a reason to be on Team Finn. Especially after some spoiler-y plot twists that happen!
Caleb plays a huge role in this story as well which was awesome! Especially considering book two was all about finding him. While his story eventually led to more feels, I really like how his storyline plays out in this novel. Caleb plays a huge role in Ren's story, so it was great to see him have some time in the spotlight. I just can't help but think how far this series has come in just three books! Incredible!
I highlighted 19 amazing quotes from this novel and always try to share my favorites with you guys. Rather than share that many, I think I will just share my favorite. It's a little long, but it's a great example of some of the amazing emotions that Nazarea throws into Future:
"Finn once said that hope is what killed us. Hope is what made up get up and keep trying when logic said we were dead. And hope being crushed is what would kill us in the end.
I didn't understand that, when he said it. It's a stupid f*ckin emotion. Zombies kill. Emotions just make you weak.
I didn't get it, because I was just a stupid f*ckin haven girl.
I get it now."
Did you catch some of those feels? I know I did. In the end, Nazarea really outdid herself with this novel. I do not have any complaints about this read. It was perfect for this series. N has mentioned that she has ideas for a couple more books and isn't exactly sure when this series will be ending, but I know in her talented hands, we can all rest assured that it will be an incredible ending, when it comes! Speaking of endings, HUGE CLIFFHANGER! Anyone familiar with this series knows N has used them before, but this time MAN IT'S A BIG ONE! Ahh!
All-in-all, I am granting Nazarea Andrew's The Future Without Hope was well deserved 5-star review. This near perfect read was unique, chilling, and heartfelt in true Nazarea form. This novel was an absolute pleasure to read and I cannot wait for more!
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The Future Without Hope (Book 3)
Catch up on the series!
The World Without a Future (Book 1)
The Horde Without End (Book 2)
I am so pumped for everyone to get their hands on this incredible third installment of one of my favorite series! Anyone who read this will be itching for more, trust me. As always, a huge thanks to the team at InkSlinger PR and to our author, and my dear friend, Mrs. Nazarea Andrews for allowing me to participate! ! Until next time, Happy Reading!