Blog Tour: Review: Intermix Nation by M.P. Attardo
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.
My thoughts (Theo~):
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 things like hair or make-up and that might be because she no longer lives on the planet that you are used to! She is someone having the misfortune for living in a different time of frame than you are where everyone is marked of what species they are from, where intermixes are not allowed, where the government is trying to destroy you as public as they can, because you are and will be a pariah!
She is strong, determined and frightened of a future without her deceased parents. She still sees their bodies, their dreams and their hopes for her, but she feels so small and so not ready to take up on the world and destroy it inch by inch. She does not feel the power, the rebellion in her actions just yet, because she is doomed to relieve their memories over and over again!
She is lonely, and that not because she had the best best-friend in the world, but because her own brother betrayed the blood that is cursing through their veins! He does not care! At all! And that I just couldn’t overcome! Their parent’s deaths were marked by a man, a man he does not care about or for! Yet Nazirah is all about destroying him piece by piece without looking back!
You can feel this book and not because of the interesting way of saying “I’ve laughed harder, you’ve lost”, but because it makes you wonder and be so suspicious that you almost destroy yourself… or at least your neurons!
The lines are definitely blurred when it comes for this book! You expect evil to stay evil, to be a constant reminder of who you truly crossed over, of what you have had really done, but when reality sinks in, you are the one to close your eyes, take a deep breath and say that it is not possible, you have to re-read everything because you just made-up another story, and it is not cool man, not cool at all! But when you do realise that you were the one played all along? C’mon! You almost break your own neck!
This story will make you re-think your life! Because we all can find a little piece of ourselves into the intermix nation, into the rebels or even into the Nazirah that I so much did not liked at first! She was so full of guilt, which my own guilt reacted to her! But you do fall in love. Slowly but sure. You do get to seek love, you do get to be loved in the end, but you have to be patient and to await your carriage as if there is no tomorrow. Maybe because there might not be a tomorrow.
My rating: 4/5 stars