Published by A & A Literary on December 3rd 2013
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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.
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Having overdosed on dystopian novels over the past couple of years, my new favourite way to get my “bleak future” fix is apocalyptic stories and zombies are definitely a firm favourite when choosing my next “end of the world” read. THE WORLD WITHOUT A FUTURE has zombies (yes!), kickass heroine (yes!!), swoon-worthy yet oh so frustrating leading man (hell yes!!!) with tons of romance, action and adventure to keep me hooked from start to finish!
THE WORLD WITHOUT A FUTURE introduces us to Nurrin, born on the day the world ended and zombies rose, she lives with her brother Collin in one of the “Havens”, strongholds set up before the centralised government crumbled to keep the last remaining humans safe from the undead. A flawed experiment into emotion suppression was the primary cause for the rise of the zombies and Nurrin, known as one of the First is coveted by the evil religious cult that sprung up on those last days Humanity reigned supreme called The Order. They believe that sacrificing a First on the remembrance of the apocalypse every year is the only way to stave off the oppressive hunger the zombies possess and save the humans from certain death. Living under the name Ren, Nurrin’s brother and his best friend, the mysterious Finn O’Malley keep her true identity safe. When their world is ripped apart and her beloved brother and best friend are at risk of infection, Ren and Finn must join forces and venture into the broken world outside in order to save the ones they love.
This book had everything I want in a zombie horror novel but it also had everything I didn’t expect and ended up loving. This was definitely a darker read than I had anticipated not to mention possessing a deeply erotic and scintillating thread running through it. It was a tale of two halves, brutal and romantic, violent yet tinged with hope.
The book is told from Ren’s and Finn’s POVs and it was compelling to read how each of them anticipated and interpreted the situations they found themselves in so differently. Ren’s feelings and thoughts about Finn’s actions and emotions towards her were oftentimes the complete opposite of how he felt and vice versa. It set up for some blistering sexual tension that was deliciously frustrating as a reader and had me longing that just once they would cut the bullshit and be real about how they felt. The few moments we were treated to their sexual and romantic feelings towards each other were sizzling and worth all the frustration leading up to them.
Ren was a great heroine, I loved her loyalty to her family and the fact that she cared deeply for Finn no matter how much she tried to deny it. She was brave and sassy though sometimes I wish she didn’t allow herself to be led and would stand up for herself more.
Finn – an enigma wrapped in a mystery and rolled in a riddle, I was aching to find out more about his past and was willing Ren on to dig deeper. Finn was exactly the type of guy that usually drives me crazy (in the wrong way) in New Adult novels. Dark and brutal, at times almost feral in his actions towards Ren but here his dark, sexual energy and anti hero status worked perfectly against the backdrop of a world with little hope.
The world building was great in this book. It was very easy to visualise the bleak backdrop. The darker elements of human nature are definitely highlighted in this book as we see how lack of hope leads to an increased desire for the danger and depravity that can only be achieved with a mix of sex and violence. People’s need to go to any lengths to forget what’s happening outside and the adrenaline coursing through their veins bringing them to the very edge of their sanity was equal parts fascinating and chilling to read.
THE WORLD WITHOUT A FUTURE was captivating, sexy, dark and entertaining and definitely one of my favourite NA’s to read this year.
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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