Thursday, November 14, 2013

Review + Blog Tour + Giveaway: Intermix Nation by M.P. Attardo

Intermix Nation by M.P. Attardo
Publication date: March 5th 2013
Genres: Dystopia, New Adult

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.


In a world that has risen from the ashes of a once diverse and multicultural North America, nothing is further from their reality. Now separated by race, nobody is allowed to love in marry outside of their own in Renatus. Being born of a mix is considered against the law and taboo, but things aren't bad for Nazirah Nation, in fact quite the opposite. Threw her 18 years living with her brother and parents has been happy and she has never wanted for anything. Her whole world crumbles however, when someone so close to her betrays them by turning her parents over to the government , getting them killed in the process, Nazirah will take all of her anger and depression and filter that into the rebellion against said government. She will fight for what her parents had, but also for a future that doesn't limit who you can love.

Nazirah was a character that outshone even the best in its genre. Move over Katniss and Tris because she is a force to be reckoned with and could possibly wage a war better than either of them as well. I really enjoyed reading her story because of who she was and what she believed in from the very beginning to the end. Of course there are always things that get in the way of a characters beliefs but in this case I think those obstacles make Nazirah better, in fact one of them named
Adamek makes her question everything from head to toe about her country and the people around her. She is a kick ass girl even with her turbulent emotions and she has all the qualities that a leader needs to spear head a rebellion like the one she has taken up arms beside. I never disliked her as a character unlike a lot of female leads in dystopian books, she never got on my nerves or whined too much, she was perfect.

What was also perfect was the romance between Nazirah and Adamek. It was a slow build from enemy to understanding to love and that was awesome. There was no insta-love between the two, for OBVIOUS reasons, and the way they were around each other, getting to know one another slowly really made the relationship seem tangible instead of something either forced or fake. The way they came together around a common problem in their society and connected was really nice. Plus, this is a stand alone book, which is just refreshing. The author fit so much stuff into one piece, I'm not sure how but she did it in a successful manner that brought rebellion, love and justice into a book that will captivate you from page 1 and never let you go. -My Opinion-Buy it! 

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About the author: 
M.P. Attardo is a twenty-something, part-time writer, full-time daydreamer. She has a college degree … is still trying to figure out what ever to do with it. She loves amateur baseball commentating, heckling, and overindulging. And putting her bizarre, gritty thoughts into words for all to read.

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  1. The romance sounds especially awesome I love a slow budding relationship! So much insta love nowadays. This sounds like a great read overall! So happy you liked it! Great review, Kathy!

  2. Wow..
    Great giveaway / contest.
    I hope I can have similar giveaway like this too.
    Hope everyone enjoy it. Good luck.