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The World Without a Future
     

The World Without a Future

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by Nazarea Andrews
 

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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

Overview

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.

Intended for mature audiences. Contains sexual situations and violence. THE HORDE WITHOUT END, Book 2, releases July 24!!

Product Details

BN ID:
2940149022625
Publisher:
A&A Literary
Publication date:
11/30/2013
Series:
The World Without End , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
355
Sales rank:
817,521
File size:
994 KB

Meet the Author

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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The World Without a Future 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Allthingsbook-ReviewRL More than 1 year ago
If you like any zombie books, this one is for you. This is a pure 5 star book A whole new take on the Zombie Apocalypse. I was sucked into this new world where zombies were faster that normal humans. With a fast paced action packed tale of those that survived the initial end of the world. This story takes you through a wide range of emotions, from fear to anger, hatred, love and back. What would you do to survive? "The future belongs to those who prepare for it today." - Author Unknown. "The only civil rights a zombie cares about is the right to eat anyone's brain."
Dreamseeker1 More than 1 year ago
This kept me up reading about Nurrin, a First, born on the day the world fell, whose parents are dead, her brother a wall walker with Finn. Finn is arrogant and we know there is an attraction between Nurrin and Finn but it starts out and pretty much remains antagonistic. When their safe Haven falls, from zombie incursion, Collin is taken and she is stuck with Finn and his committment, he says, to keep her and her brother safe. He is a mysterious character to her and to us, since we don't really know about his background and Finn is not talking about it. But he is true to his promise. This is a story of a zombie apocalypse, yes indeedy, with some romance thrown in. It is my favorite genre as of the last couple years. Me, who thought I would never like a book, much less a TV show based on zombies. But then we got The Walking Dead and my whole outlook was changed overnight and finally, after 20 years of reading mysteries, I am now a zombie fan. Because you know what? The good zombie stories are not really about the zombies: they are about the people who will do pretty much anything to survive. It is about how people survive, what they will do to survive.  Who are you really when the zombie apocalypse (or comet, earthquake, EMT or whatever) destroys your world as you know it?
SunMtnReviews More than 1 year ago
Nazarea Andrews has taken new adult romance out of the college classroom and moved it  into a post-apocalyptic world where survivors of a world-wide virus outbreak struggle to survive the terror of zombie hordes that surround them. They thought they were safe behind the walls and barbed wires fencing of their Havens, but the hordes have grown much larger in number and the walls are beginning to crumble. No Haven in what's left of the U.S. is safe from the zombies headed their way. If you want to spice up your romance with a bit of zombie action and violence, then you should definitely check out The World Without End series. The two main characters featured in this series are Ren and Finn. Ren was born on the day of the virus outbreak and has grown up in this post-apocalyptic world without ever knowing what life was like before. However, her older brother Collin and his best friend, Finn remember the country and the beauty and conveniences it once offered. Now the survivors live in Havens across the country, but as the story progresses, it becomes evident that a political structure and hierarchy similar to pre-zombie society continues to exist, and the vices that people once openly engaged haven’t disappeared; they’ve just moved underground.  Even though this is a different world, people still try to hold on to their old lifestyles.  Ren and Finn have an antagonistic but desire-driven relationship throughout the entire book. Finn has many secrets about his past that he refuses to disclose, and Ren has always been a bit jealous of his closeness to her brother. She doesn’t understand Finn and becomes even more frustrated when they have to journey together to another Haven in search of medicine for her best friend/boyfriend, Dustin. Although Collin has remained behind, he knows Finn is the best person to protect Ren. Finn needs Ren to trust him, but will never answer any of her questions. Through their travels together, Ren learns bits and pieces about Finn’s life from her observations of his interactions and behavior toward others they encounter. As a reader, just when I thought I had begun to figure out who Finn really is, later scenes would bring up even more questions for speculation. Ren and Finn’s proverbial tug of war is one of the main aspects that make this book so enjoyable.  Through their relationship, Andrews explores the fine line between love and hate and the passion that simmers beneath, waiting to explode. The sexual tension between the two is intense to say the least.   Another aspect that I liked is that Andrews provides an unusual twist to the typical zombie plot by describing how and why a cult-like group called the Order organizes a “celebratory tribute” every year on the anniversary of the initial outbreak that occurred 20 years prior. Readers are given clues early in the book that Ren is somehow different, but as the story progresses, her threat to the order and the danger she faces during the anniversary events are revealed, and it’s quite a shocker.  Andrews brings to life this fictitious and dangerous world that brings out both the best and the worst in humanity. As a reader, be prepared for scenes that contain graphic violence, rough language, and sexual situations.  Despite the intermittent proofreading errors I found throughout the book, I still found this to be a very enjoyable read.  Source: I received a copy of this book from the author to provide an honest review.
TSRBR More than 1 year ago
Overall Rating:  4 Rockin’ Stars OMG!  Nazarea Andrew’s, The World Without a Future Book 1, was unbelievably awesome!  The characters were well thought out and very well developed.  I was gripping the edges of my book as I was reading this story.   Nurrin Sanders or better known as “Ren” was born on the day that the world ended or better said the day the zombies took over the world. She has never known anything else than living behind the walls of the Haven’s that were set up to protect the humans.  When the walls are breached by the “infects”, Ren’s world in turned upside down, as if it could get any worse.  She is thrust into danger all around her, but the biggest danger seems to be her heart.  The one man she despises the most and cannot stand is the only ally she has and she must learn to trust him. In order to find her brother she has to rely on the one man who makes her blood boil…on a simmer! Finn O’Malley is running from his past and trying to live in the present even if it is in a zombie filled apocalyptic world.  He has so many demons chasing him and he doesn’t like to share any of them.  However, the one person who seems to be able to blur some of those lines is Nurrin, but he can’t ever cross that line. His main concern is to keep her safe, keep her alive.  Will they survive this new “end of the world”?  Can Nurrin find comfort in Finn with all the craziness going on? READ THIS BOOK!!  The author did a beautiful job with the story and even though the circumstances seem grim, she infused love and passion throughout the entire book. Along with the anticipation of what was going to happen next, this book is epic!  I was totally engrossed from the beginning and it left me wanting more!  Bravo, Nazarea!    Hero – Finn O’Malley 4.5 stars Heroine – Nurrin Sanders 4.5 stars Steam Level: 3.5 stars  Plot: 4.5 stars  Cliffhanger: Yes!   Would I recommend this book: Yes!  If you want a thrilling apocalyptic love story, this is the one to read! Would I read other books by this author: Yes!  Absolutely!  Her style of writing is amazing!  I will be watching you Nazarea!   ***Received an ARC of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review***
EGRGRY More than 1 year ago
********************************************************************************** My Thoughts I've already told Mrs. Andrews this so I'll go ahead and tell you all as well: I hate zombies. I don't like zombie movies, I don't do zombie books. In fact, I kind of think the whole "zombie apocalypse" thing has gotten a little out of hand and needs to go away. It's everywhere and I have never really understood it. My motto when it comes to zombies has always been "why mess with the living dead when you can mess with the un-dead" because lets face it: vampires are way cooler than zombies. Well, I have to say that The World Without a Future has definitely caused me to bite my tongue. I can now say that I actually really enjoyed THIS zombie book and am already trying to hurry through this review so I can start book 2! Our story is one that is thrilling and honestly, scary as hell. Unlike other post-apocalypse worlds, Andrews doesn't paint a pretty picture filled with a whole lot of hope for the future. It's nasty, it's deadly, and it's scary. Terrifying. I can see where Andrews has gotten some of her ideas based on her self-proclaimed love of zombies, but she definitely puts her own twist on it. Unlike other novels, TWWaF was not about fighting off the zombies, it was about surviving a world with zombies. The inhabitants of the Havens (new cities) know their chances are slim and are just doing what they can to survive. Often their attempts are in vain as Havens have begun to fall. The hoards of zombies are making their way across the Western US in an attempt to hunt down the last surviving humans. Haven after Haven has fallen and little to nothing can be done about it. Throw in Ren and Finn and their mission to save Ren's "boyfriend" Dustin and brother Collin from the infected and you've got one interesting story that will keep you on the edge of your seat! When it comes to the characters, I can only really talk at length about the main two: Nurrin "Ren" and Finn. Ren is a our FMC who is 20 and one day hopes to be a Wall Walker (Haven Guard) just like her brother. Ren is a fire cracker, tough as nails, and doesn't take crap from anybody. She is really an awesome lead. My only questions about her were really in her relationship with Dustin. Are they best friends or are they really dating (or just sleeping together) as is implied? I was really confused with Ren's relationship status, especially considering her relationship with other males throughout the novel. Finn is our MMC, 29 years old and a Wall Walker with Collin. Unlike any other Walker, Finn has a mysterious past and nobody knows much of anything about him. He proves to be a pretty interesting character and I can't wait to learn more about his back story later! I kind of had a hard time reading some of the Finn stuff because really was just awful at times. Not the writing, his attitude. I understand the guy is mean and has a dark past, but his language was awful and he had no qualms in throwing Ren around or harming anyone who got in his way. I really had a hard time shipping the Ren-Finn relationship (if that's where this is going). I'm hoping he can redeem himself in the next book, because there has to be a damn good excuse for him to be so physically and verbally abusive for me to accept him. (I get way too attached to characters sometimes) As an NA book this worked PERFECT. The language is very gritty and can be vulgar at times, as with any NA novel. Just a warning that this is not a read for children or teens. The novel actually only has one true "sex-scene" which is good for people like me who get tired of reading them all the time, BUT the novel had lots of sexual tension and more than a few extremely steamy moments. Overall though, they were very well written and developed the characters immensely. This book is written in dual POV split into 4 parts. Hearing both characters take on the scenes was particularly interesting. I LOVE NA and I am so glad I read this, because it gives me new hope for the future of the genre. Thank you Nazarea Andrews for that! Also to note: this is a relatively short novel, clocking in at just short of 200 pages in my edition. I think I also really liked that about it. There really wasn't any goofing off in this novel. The story is fast paced and doesn't slow down from start to finish! Good luck putting it down once you've started! Overall, I really enjoyed this read and am starting book 2 (I'm participating in the blog tour coming soon) immediately. I am so excited to see what adventures come next for Ren and Finn! As a whole, I give The World Without a Future 4.5 stars! I will definitely be excited for the rest of the series! ***********************************************************************************
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donniedarkogirl More than 1 year ago
Forget the zombie action - I want some more action with Finn! I felt strange liking Finn so much more than Dustin, considering Dustin is her boyfriend and the one Nurrin grew up with and is closest to besides her brother. She absolutely hates Finn, and I did too at first but he grew on me over time. He's mysterious but very arrogant and has an obvious physical attraction to her. I think that's all it is - I don't think he loves her or cares about her personality at all. So then I swing back to hating him off and on.  How weird would it be if you were born on the day of the zombie apocalypse? It would make your birthday awkward. Nurrin is a First, born on that day, and she never gets a birthday party since that's a day that is remembered in a somber way. With all of the zombie books I've read and movies I've seen, I never thought about being born on the day of the zombie apocalypse. Being a First also puts her life in danger, and she has to do her best to conceal that fact.  The zombies in this book are incredibly fast, so any time they were chasing Nurrin and her friends, I pictured the zombies from the Dawn of the Dead remake back in 2004. Those were some fast zombies, which makes them even scarier. I can't run for very long, so I would be screwed. The zombie scenes in The World Without a Future were action packed, intense, very well done and had my pulse racing.  There were a few sexual situations that make this a new adult novel rather than young adult. I love the way the apocalypse started - not that lives are lost but that it seemed so realistic and came about from something people tried to do to make life easier. The World Without a Future was an exciting read, and I look forward to the sequel. I received a copy in exchange for an honest review. 
ReesesSH More than 1 year ago
I received a copy of The World Without a Future for an honest review. Nurin is a First born on the first day of the zombie apocalypse. The world as her parents and brother knew is gone and now hell on earth is all anyone knows. Behind the gated community where everyone carries weapons before they go anywhere and infections of any kind can get you killed all Nurin has is her brother. When Haven 8 where Nurin lives is breached by hundreds of zombies Nurin, Dustin her boyfriend and best friend, her brother Collin and her worst enemy and Collins best friend Finn are all who escape the supercharged zombies who will stop at nothing to wipe out all the living. Escaping was one thing but when they think they’ve reached safety they realize Dustin has a cut and it’s becoming infected. With only days to find a cure Nurin convinces Finn to take her  to find the cure. I am honestly not sure how I feel about this book. I love Nazarea Andrews books which is the main reason I signed up for this blog tour despite the fact that I loathe all things zombie. I figured Nazarea would make zombies into something I never expected. I was right. The zombies in The World Without a Future while the same terrifying creatures you would read or see anywhere else these zombies aren’t slow, they’re super-fast. They love to eat people still and mostly seem mindless but there’s the twist they aren’t all that mindless in how they are taking people out. I can’t explain more than that because that would be spoilery but seriously freaky! I liked Nurin a lot although she does scream a lot which was kind of annoying for someone who grew up knowing nothing but nasty zombies. Finn….yeah I may just have to leave that because I can’t tell if I like him or not. He seems kind of emotionally detached except for wanting to have the sexy time a lot, with Nurin. Really loved the dual POV and honestly The World Without a Future was pretty good. I enjoyed it and am super excited about the sequel!
RoxyKade More than 1 year ago
I'm not a huge fan of Dystopian novels, and neither do I particularly enjoy reading about zombies, but this book blew me away. It was fantastic. I was so enthralled, I literally finished this book in three hours because I was glued to my Kindle. Andrews is an amazingly talented author, who has created and exciting, fast-paced, action-packed thrill ride that kept me riveted all the way through. This story reminded me a bit of Julie Kagawa's Blood of Eden Series, only the psycho-crazed vampires and Rabids were replaced with Infects/zombies and a weird bunch of cult members out for blood; but Andrews's zombies are not your normal slow-moving, moaning variety - they're fast, vicious and determined. Ren's story was interesting, and there was a bit of mystery behind why it was so important for her to go unnoticed on Day One. I had to wonder why this was so important, and what made her so different from everyone else, besides having been born on the day the world, as we know it, ended. When the truth was revealed and she witnessed first hand how evil the Order was, my heart was in my throat and I was so nervous that she'd be discovered and become their next victim. I gravitated towards Finn immediately. He was this arrogant "there's-no-one-like-me" bad boy but his actions spoke louder than his angry words, and when the story switched to his POV his thoughts and feelings came through even louder. He had a good heart but something in his past made those walls stay up, and he still seemed to be running from it. I'm excited for this series to continue. I'm excited to see what will transpire between Ren and Finn, and what really happened to Collin and Dustin. Will the zombie hordes wipe out all the Havens, or will the uninfected find a way to take back the world?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am currently in a zombie faze thanks to The Walking dead so give me anything zombie related and I will be awesome. I have been waiting for this book for months, since I read the blurb I knew it will be great and I was right. The World without a future has everything you need to be engrossed from start to finish without a pause. I read it in a few hours without putting it down. In this world post infection that ruined the world, there are havens with survivors, enclosed from the Infected and living their lives as best as they could. Nurrin or Ren is a 20 year old who is the First, born on the day it all started, and the Firsts are hunted by a bunch of fanatics. When the awful happens and her haven is breached she runs with her brother Collin, her best friend Dustin, and Collins best friend Finn, who she hates. Throw a bunch of zombies, sexual tension, running to dave lives and racing with time you get a pretty great book which ends on a little cliffhanger so I hope the sequel comes soon. And I am proud to be one of Nazareas Infects. Haven23 rules! Read it people, you wont regret it.
LazyLibra More than 1 year ago
I love fast zombies. LOVE THEM. The tension and suspense of this novel balances the romance aspect perfectly. 
EMAReads More than 1 year ago
I was very excited to read this book, and it didn’t disappoint. The cover is GORGEOUS!  This is a romance set in post-apocalyptic zombie ridden times.  But at heart a true romance. I <3 zombies, and romance-SO WIN! We meet Nurrin- Ren-and she is a first.  Born after the infection began.  She is awesome- tough, sweet and I think just a bit in love Finn- but don’t tell her! Finn- oh he is swoon worthy.  He is fierce, sarcastic, walks the wall, is best friends with Ren’s brother Collin.  He also has a lot of secrets.  And they may come back to hurt all of them. The zombies are a scary background in this book.  It is the only life Ren has known, and when a horde breaches the walls of “Hellspawn” (their Haven) Ren, Collin, Finn, and Dustin barely escape.  And Dustin is hurt- but it is unclear if he is infected. Finn and Ren are thrown together, again and again, and the relationship is antagonistic.  He will do something kind, and in the next breath have sex against a wall RIGHT IN FRONT OF HER! Something is holding him back, because I believe he loves her!  And that the feeling is returned- but I don’t know if they will ever actually get together.  They are both too stubborn..but proximity may bring them closer?? We are left with so many questions at the end of book 1, and we are waiting with baited breath for the next installment!  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was lucky enough to get an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review :) Thank you to Nazarea for being so generous and allowing me to read it! I don't even know how to explain how good this book was! I expected the normal run of the mill zombie novel but this was completely different. Not only was the zombie apocalypse different, but the sexual tension between the main characters is amazing! As they journey to different Havens to find what they need, Finn and Nurrin encounter bizarre happenings going on in Las Vegas that would be unheard of to most of the other survivors. The story focuses on the fact that Nurrin was born the day the world ended - the day that Emilie Milan arose from the dead and began the zombie apocalypse. We don't get a lot of history on Finn or Nurrin in the book however I think it will be interesting to see how everything plays out in the second installment which I now cannot wait to read! Finn is very quiet but fierce in nature, most people would be afraid of him and yet Nurrin is not. Her burning desire and loathing of him is only part of what makes this story so good. All in all, this book kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time I was reading it, and I am thoroughly looking forward to the next book to find out what happens next!