Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Book Review: The World Without a Future

Media Type: Ebook (ARC)
Title: The World Without a Future
Author: Nazarea Andrews
Publisher: A&A Literary
Pages: Kindle Edition, 358 pages
Release Date: December 1, 2013
Source: InkSlinger PR
Content Screening: Mild Violence

HDB Rating: 3 Keys to My Heart

Recommended to: Fans of zombie fiction. Readers who are okay with some blood and gore.

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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.

It's no secret, I'm a big fan of zombies. There's just something so visceral, so terrifying, about being hunted by your own kind. I've always enjoyed getting lost in stories about the undead. That being said, I was really excited to see where Nazarea Andrews' would take me in The World Without a Future. I was eager to see how Nurrin's story would play out.

Things started out a little fuzzy. I was thrown into a world where "Havens" exist. A world where people live in small communities, I'm assuming are hidden behind walls. There wasn't much world building done at the beginning. I slowly began to form an image in my mind of Nurrin's world as I read further on, but I never had any cold, hard facts. On the bright side, the formation of the zombie horde was explained, and it was a pretty interesting explanation at that.

In terms of character building, I never felt too attached to any of them. Nurrin was easy enough to follow along with. A young woman who is tough, sassy, and loyal to a fault. I think Finn was the most fleshed out character. I wasn't too fond of him at first. His attitude bordered on obnoxious. However the more I read, the more I saw the other side of him too. I ended up liking him enough, but I still never felt that attachment. That's what centers me in a book, and I missed it.

Truly, the story is what really shines in The World Without a Future. It's quick moving, with plenty of action scenes and gory battles. Nurrin doesn't act like wilting flower, which was a breath of fresh air. She's just as tough as the guys, if not more so. This is what kept me reading on. I wanted to see what she'd do next, what she'd uncover about the horde, and whether or not she'd succumb to all the carnage around her.

I debated it for a while, but I finally decided on a strong three as a rating for this book. I'm a very character and world building driven reader, so I know that is likely why I didn't fall in love. Still, it has a strong heroine and plenty of adventure. I'm certain there will be many people who adore The World Without a Future. Give it a shot if you love zombies and a bit of romance!

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FTC Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion.


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