About the Book:
by M.P. Attardo
- Genres: Dystopian / New Adult
- Pages: 331
- Publication: March 5th 2013
- Received from: Expresso Book Tours for an honest review
- Rating: 4/5
Intermix: to mix together, blend
North America, paragon of diversity, is gone. From its ashes, a new nation has arisen – Renatus – where the government segregates the surviving population into races, forbidding interracial marriage, mating, and love.
Eighteen-year-old Nazirah Nation is a pariah, an intermix, born of people from different races. When her parents are murdered in the name of justice, Nazirah grudgingly joins the growing rebellion fighting against the despotic government.
Overwhelmed with grief, consumed by guilt, Nazirah craves vengeance as a substitute for absolution. But on her journey to find the girl she once was, Nazirah must learn the hard way that nothing … no one … is purely black or white. Like her, every human is intermix, shades and hues of complex emotions. And those who can take everything away are also the ones who can give everything back.
What a way to start a plot. Once I got into the story I knew that this was going to be intense, as Dystopians should be! They and horror are my favorite genres FOR that reason. And maybe for that reason I trust no one… like literally. Even while watching romances I’m like, really? What does that guy/gal have to hide? I want to know!
So… while reading this I’m sure you can imagine my thoughts. Especially when the man that killed Nazirah’s parents was introduced. But that is where the plot starts twisting. I wasn’t sure who to trust. I definitely know who I did not want to like but as the plot moves on, even that starts to change! What? Who is the antagonist here?!! Adamek really started getting under my skin. I actually want to know more about him.
The relationship between Nazirah and Adamek was built perfectly. It was wonderful to see that they had to built trust. I mean with the circumstances if Nazirah ran into his arms without some kind of conflict, I think I would have thrown this book down. Or… since I was reading on my Kindle put it safely on my desk and then threw a tantrum like a pissed off kindergartener. My niece throws the BEST ones!
So, although I thought this was a bit slow to start once you get into the thick of things I really enjoyed it. It is dystopian for sure. And there are similarities to other dystopians out there but this one is definitely interesting with twists that I didn’t see coming.
(1) ebook copy of Intermix Nation. Open internationally.
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