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Intermix Nation

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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
Kindle Edition, 331 pages
Published March 5th 2013
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♥♡¢σσкιє♥♡ (Krystle)
Aug 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: fans of dystopian novels
Shelves: na, action, na-romance
You can read this review and more on my blog:

I received this book for free from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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

Mar 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars!

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
Amir at NotSoLiterary
May 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
I didn't know what I was going to get with this book but it was certainly a pleasant surprise. Great premise, excellent characters and for once a dystopian standalone!

Expect possible spoilers:

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
Well, I really wasn't prepared for that emotional rollercoaster! As soon as I read the synopsis, I knew Intermix Nation was a book I had to read. As someone who is mixed heritage, I know what it's like to be of two different ethnicities but feel that, at times, I belong to neither. In Attardo's debut, North America has been divided into a land known as Renatus. The divides have been put in place to separate races, forbidding them from mixing – but love can conquer boundaries, and the children of ...more
Crina (Reading Addict)
Oct 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I received this book for a honest review and as a part of the tour! Thanks! :) Original post on

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
Nov 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
Originally posted at The Solitary Bookworm

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
Oct 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Galley received for review in blog tour.

Loved it. I want more! Is this the first in a series?

Full review:

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
Confessions of a Book Whore
Intermix Nation is a unique book with a really interesting take on race relations and society. I love dystopia reads and this is an exceptional book with a remarkable take on futuristic society. Interracial mixing is banned in Renatus and those like Nazirah Nation, who are intermix must fight to survive in a system of segregation and domination. This book resonates a powerful message, one that stays with you long after you close the book.

From the opening chapter I loved everything about it and
Dec 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: recommended
This book was brilliant. It was well written and also had well-rounded characters. The main protagonist--Nazirah, was also perfect for her role in here. She was strong and I admired her throughout the book. Especially at the end, when she was ready to give up her life for the sake of her people. And Adamek, urghhh. It was blatantly obvious that they were going to end together, despite their nemesis state at the beginning and the fact that he killed Nazirah's parents. But I loved him, really. But ...more
Patricia A
Mar 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Great book and an interesting read! Kept me wanting to know what was coming!!! For the young and old at heart this is a look into a future world where love, hate, hope,loyality, compassion and acceptance are tested and re-tested. Nazirah, our heroine, is a product of old and new world values presented in a young idealistic and strong woman. A book that anyone can relate to in todays crazy mixed up world. Read this an enjoy the ride!!!!!
Apr 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
WHERE HAS THIS BOOK BEEN ALL MY LIFE? I was eager to read it after I read all the awesome reviews, but I was not expecting it to be this AMAZINGLY awesome. The characters in this story are INCREDIBLY well-written, especially the two heroes. READ THIS IMMEDIATELY.
Aug 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
This was a brilliant book. I was soooo surprised. The dystopian theme was so relevant and the romance was most excellent, really a slow burn.

Great job to the author and I will look for more of her work. I highly recommend this.
Jan 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this comming of age story set in a dystopian future.
David Carraturo
Apr 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this "Hunger Games eskue" story. The characters were lively and had feeling and the story was extremely creative and kept be wanting to read more. ...more

I really think this is where my enemies in love obsession started because this was a SERVE.

Oct 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed, dystopia
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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
Oct 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Nazirah Nation is an intermix, a child born from different races. Her family was never lacking, even if she is discriminated by others and life isn't easy for her and her family. Riva & Kashimir, her parents, try to give her and her brother, Niko, as much love & knowledge as they could give. They managed live peacefully in a house near the sea. However, At an age of 18, Nazirah's perfect life crumbled, leaving her an orphan.

Nazirah locked up every emotion she has and vowed to get her revenge on
Nevaeh Lee
Mar 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I can hardly believe this is a debut is that good. Like Hunger Games good, but with a new adult kick to it! Intermix Nation spent the last month on my Nook and I am embarrassed that it was on there that long before I got to it. Had I know just how much I would like it, this book definitely would have been at the top of my list!

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
Rachel Tsoumbakos
Oct 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Okay, I’m going to start this review by saying that EVERYONE needs to give this book a go! It hurts to breathe when I think about how much I loved this book. Which surprised the hell out of me considering I wasn’t particularly fond of the cover or the blurb and picked this book up purely because its genre fell into the dystopia challenge I’m participating in this year. It just goes to show you should never, EVER judge a book by it’s cover!

I am still amazed that this book is a debut novel. M.P. A
Theodora Catalina
Nov 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Part of a Blog Tour
Original post HERE

I have had received this book from the author in exchange of an honest review!

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
Apr 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013-reads
Intermix Nation was a surprise. I'm not talking about a, "Oh, hey. That was good! What do you know?" type of surprise. It was more like a, "Holy crap, where has this author been my whole life?!" kind of surprise. Don't let the fact that M.P. Attardo is not only a first-time author, but a self-published author scare you away from this incredible book. This girl has some mad skillz.

In Intermix Nation, Nazirah Nation is having a tough time since her parents were murdered. She's just not passionate
Lelia Taylor
Oct 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
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4.5 stars

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
Megan  Nicole
Nov 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This review first appeared on a href="">B... i View. I received a copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.

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
Mikki _At_A Bookish Escape
Jul 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Meet Nazirah Nation

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
Kathy Horsman
Nov 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
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 ...more
Courtney LaSalle
Nov 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Intermix Nation
M.P. Attardo
4 Stars

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
Jennifer  Ricketts (Donnie Darko Girl)
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review for my stop on the blog tour at Donnie Darko Girl.

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
May 30, 2015 rated it really liked it

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
Chris Torretta
Nov 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Great Debut!

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
Apr 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Ok. Why haven't I heard from this book sooner? I freaking loved it and I honestly can't believe this is the author's first novel. It was well written, the story was interesting and the characters, I absolutely loved them.

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
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