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 ...more
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Wow! Let me get one thing straight, I enjoy Dystopian Romance novels. The first one that I ever read was The Hunger Games, and I've been hooked on the genre ever since. But that's probably why I always find myself comparing every Dystopian novel that I read to the one tha...more
That was, in a word, intense. I really had no expectations going into Intermix Nation. It’s New Adult and Dystopian so I expected to like it, but I didn’t anticipate loving it as much as I did! It got off to a rocky start though. It’s written in third person present tense, which is always annoying to read, but once I got into Nazirah’s story, I didn’t even notice anymore. There’s also huge info-dumps at the beginning. World building is extremely important, especially in Dystopian novel ...more
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Intermix Nation is set against the dystopian world of Renatus, the fallen nation of North America. In this world, people of mixed races are second class citizens, often abused and mistreated. The book starts a few months after eighteen-year-old Nazirah Nation's parents got murdered (for daring to stand up f ...more
I should say that I was intrigued by the book from the start: the cover is intrguing, the title, and the discription. I like to read dystopies, but even more I like stand-alones, and good books. And when this three are in one book I just can't resist. So, I had expectations, not so many but they were, I wanted to like the much as much as I like it at first sight, and I ...more
Nazirah Nation always knew where her place was. She is born an intermix – people who are born of different races – but never did she had any qualms with her life. She was happy. Intermix don’t have the luxury as some have but she embraces the life she has. Nazirah has a loving family and everything is perfect until the day that Adamek took it all away. Nazirah is out for blood – no matter what it takes.
Intermix Nation is your typical story with a dystopi ...more
Loved it. I want more! Is this the first in a series?
Nazirah Nation is a seventeen-year-old girl living in Renatus, a new nation born from the ashes of North America. The authoritarian government forbids interracial marriages, considering racial mixes the cause of the epidemics spreading in the continet. Nazirah is a pariah, as her parents were from two different races, yet they got married anyway. They also were rebels, and were killed by a go ...more
From the opening chapter I loved everything about it and ...more
Great job to the author and I will look for more of her work. I highly recommend this.
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*** Recensione in Italiano più sotto
Nazirah Nation is dead.
So begins this novel and I could not certainly find better words. The girl who was once, a young and carefree girl with a difficult life, but still happy, no longer exists. It’s been almost four months since she found the lifeless bodies of her parents, but the picture is still vivid in her mem ...more
Nazirah locked up every emotion she has and vowed to get her revenge on ...more
It was so nice to break out of the contemporary romance genre (or is it a sub-genre?)...whatever. This dystopian novel was a breath of fresh air and I read it i ...more
I am still amazed that this book is a debut novel. M.P. A ...more
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I do not know how to speak of a book that has definitely marked my soul for good! I am good with words, but when I find myself at loss for them I am truly sorry for the readers! But this will be clumsy and not like me, yet I do not find another way to explain it, but simple and easy!
Nazirah Nation is not your ordinary eighteen years old type of girl. Fascinated by boys or futile thi ...more
In Intermix Nation, Nazirah Nation is having a tough time since her parents were murdered. She's just not passionate ...more
It must be difficult for any author who wants to write young adult dystopian fiction to do so without being accused of derivative storylines and concepts that are weak shadows of the books that have come before and gained great popularity, books such as The Hunger Games and Divergent. Such comments could be made about Intermix Nation, with some justification, but I think the key to creativity with these later books depends on what is done with common ideas.
Yes, it’s true that society ha ...more
I signed up for this tour because I thought this story was very unique from what I’ve read. I really loved the fact that 1) this was New Adult dystopian and 2) it was also a stand alone. Before Intermix Nation I couldn’t even name one New Adult Dystopian.
Intermix Nation is set in a dystopian world where races are segregated into different territories. Div ...more
Four months ago, Nazirah found her parents murdered. Since then, she lives her life in a state of numbness. She is truly lost. Pure hatred is what she feels toward the murderer.
The only thing she wants is to escape this cruel reality and avenge her parents.
She dreams of a better tomorrow where she can FEEL alive again.
Meet Adamek Morganen
Adamek prays for only one thing: Forgiveness. He has killed many people. He requests Amnesty and allies with the Rebels.
The information and s ...more
I Absolutely loved this book. It was what you can call a beautiful tragedy.
You have Nazirah Nation who is a 17 year old girl living in Retanus. At first I didn't understand the title until of course I opened the book and read the first few pages. Retanus is a place Born from what used to be North America. In Retanus the leaders (their corrupt government) forbids intermix (interracial) marriages.
One day Nazirah comes home to find her parents murdered due to th ...more
Intermix Nation was a different kind of dystopia that was interesting to read and gave me a lot to think about. I love to read about a rebellion gathering to overthrow the kind of government like that in this novel which tries to keep the different races of people separate. The scary thing is, I can see people blaming diversity on some of the problems we have today. I don't think th ...more
He killed them in cold blood. Bargained for his freedom in warm blood. And Nazirah wants
to spill his life’s blood.
If I were to describe this book in one word, I'd say INTENSE. I loved that it touches upon race and the different sorts issues that come up with it. Nazirah is a bad-ass and I enjoyed treading through this world with her. I really loved how realistic she was. She makes bad choices, acts selfishly and just all around makes you want to shake her few times throughout the story.
The auth ...more
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 t ...more
I loved seeing how Nazirah went from feeling sorry for herself to standing up for herself and for her people.
Adamek was a complex character, but I loved him from the moment we were introduced to him.
And these two together? They are amazing. Their chemistry is undeniable. Every ...more
“Am I?” he asks. “Face it. You want it just as much as I do, but you’re scared. You want to be with the man you wish I were. And you’re afraid to be with the man I actually am.”