Dread Nation (Dread Nation #1)

Dread Nation (Dread Nation #1)

Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg and Chancellorsville?derailing the War Between the States and changing America forever. In this new nation, safety for all depends on the work of a few, and laws like the Native and Negro Reeducation Act require certain children attend combat schools to learn to put down the dead. B Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg and Chancellorsville?dera...

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Title:Dread Nation (Dread Nation #1)
Author:Justina Ireland
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:Dread Nation
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:455 pages pages

Dread Nation (Dread Nation #1) Reviews

  • Chris
    Apr 08, 2018
    First off, before anything else, if you called yourself a feminist and don?t see this cover and go ?gimme? you are not a true feminist. Woman, that cover. Whoever designed it ? props. Major props and hopefully a large raise. I first noticed this title last year because of ...
  • Laurie Anderson
    May 02, 2018
    I loved, loved, loved this book! Action-packed, but with strongly defined characters, terrific world-building, acid-drenched, laser-focused social commentary (just the way I like it), an alt-history setting, and.... zombies! This review (https://www.tor.com/2018/04/03/book-r...) doe...
  • The FountainPenDiva, Old school geek chick and lover of teddy bears
    Jun 19, 2017
    The cover! The cover! The cover! #representationmatters and this cover had me doing all kinds of happy dances when I first saw it. As is my usual, I own both the physical copy of Dread Nation, which goes on my steadily growing diverse bookshelf, and an ebook copy which has all my highl...
  • Shaun Hutchinson
    Apr 19, 2018
    Absolutely stunning. This will absolutely be one of my top 5 favorite books of the year. ...
  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    Apr 09, 2018
    5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/04/14/... Dread Nation was my kind of YA. It explores history, politics, social issues, and racial relations. It features strong diverse characters, and a protagonist with one of the most powerful voices and charismati...
  • Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies
    May 30, 2018
    The worst thing about this book is that I mentally read it with a Southern drawl. It is unbelievably annoying. Most of the time, I go into a book with certain expectations. "I'm going to love this book" "Oh, this sounds just awful" so on and so forth. I have to admit, the premise di...
  • Latoya
    Mar 14, 2018
    Jane is a clever, impulsive and witty character. She's way too sassy for her own good but she's smart. I enjoyed her humor in the midst of everything she was going through in this world. She's a badass shambler harvester and I could easily visualize her doing it. Jane has great instinc...
  • Suzanne
    Apr 12, 2018
    ????? Five humongous stars! This book was so incredible. You have the girls who are just trying to survive in an unjust world while also being the front line fighters against zombie like creatures. Jane and Kate were so amusing to read about and amazingly well written and ...
  • Zoraida
    Jan 02, 2018
    This book is fucking badass. Yes, there are zombies, but there are also young girls trying their damndest to survive in a world that doesn't want them. This book is just as important as The Hate U Give and Dear Martin. We like to romanticize the past and the old west, but need cons...
  • K.
    Apr 15, 2018
    Trigger warnings: racism, slavery, violence, death, zombies, gore, seriously there's so much racism, death of a friend, I'm not kidding about the racism you guys, racial slurs. I've been excited about reading this book basically from the second I heard about it. I mean...it's a zom...
  • ☆♥☆Kotyonok♥☆♥
    Apr 19, 2018
    Initially I wasn?t going to read this because I had absolutely no interest in it, but after seeing a reviewer remove their RATING because apparently you can?t give a black author anything less than 5 stars (see the comments of the review, how pathetic. How fucking pathetic.) becaus...
  • Dawn Abron
    Oct 14, 2017
    2.5 The year is 1880 and slavery has kind of ended in the traditional sense but blacks and native Americans are now forced to enter combat schools to learn how to fight zombies. Our main character is Jane who is a sassy bi-racial zombie killing machine that takes no shits from anyo...
  • Jazmen
    Mar 27, 2018
    What a read. This book grabs you in a choke hold, and does not let go until the very last page. Reminiscent of Alice in Zombieland, Dread Nation is the Walking Dead, immediately post slavery. Jane McKeene, is a black girl during the most difficult of times. Although slavery has b...
  • Tori (InToriLex)
    Apr 18, 2018
    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori Lex This alternate history tale involving zombies had more humor and heart than I could have hoped for. Jane sets out to learn what she can to protect herself from the undead at Ms. Preston's school of combat. She encounters formidable enemie...
  • Celeste_pewter
    Nov 05, 2016
    I?m going to preface this review by confession: I spent a good five minutes trying to figure out how to write this review, because Dread Nation is one of those books which deserves that type of consideration. It?s not only an entertaining, beautifully written book - Ireland wri...
  • Cyn
    Mar 08, 2018
    After wondering how to do this review, it's finally here! Title: Dread Nation Author: Justina Ireland Format: Audible Audiobook Rating: 3.5* rounded down Enjoyment: 2.5*? I really wanted to enjoy this (mainly cuz of ace rep!), but I frankly did not :/ (but yes it is great ace re...
  • rachel • typed truths
    Mar 20, 2018
    ? bloody brilliant ? adored the characters so much ? AN AMAZING AROACE CHARACTER!! and a bi female protagonist in a histfic ? just adored it ...
  • Justine
    Apr 11, 2018
    I absolutely loved this book. Of course the alt-history post-civil war era setting tells you that the story will be harsh. It's a zombie book, yes, but the walking dead are just part of the larger landscape of horror that non-whites have to live in. The relationship between the two...
  • Heidi Heilig
    May 18, 2016
    This is what i'm envisioning after every zombie slay. ...
  • Camryn
    Aug 22, 2017
    THIS IS SO FREAKING GOOD. SERIOUSLY. I don't even like zombies, but this was impossible to put down. The action scenes were great and Jane is so badass that you just want to keep hearing about her fight. There are love interests and lots of surprises and twists and turns. I love the re...
  • Ashley *Hufflepuff Kitten*
    May 08, 2018
    Brilliant. Dying for book two, and I didn't even know there was going to be a sequel when I picked this up. I loved Jane and Katherine (enemies-to-friends is a trope I'm fond of). They had some major personality differences but still had common ground and appreciated each other's skill...
  • Gary
    Apr 19, 2018
    8.1 out of 10 @ https://1000yearplan.com/2018/05/03/c... Dystopias are popular settings for YA novels; while most imagine a future where a class of people is oppressed by a system of authoritarian social control, Justina Ireland?s canny new horror western Dread Nation locates its ...
  • Laura
    Mar 26, 2018
    2.5 stars It?s a cruel, cruel world. And the people are the worst part. Now I really liked this book up to a point and the concept is original. It also explores racism in an original way. And damn, did it outrage me at certain points. But it also inspired me to learn more. (Mainl...
  • Em
    Apr 13, 2018
    a fantasy story about black zombie hunters in the reconstruction era, featuring a bisexual girl and an aro-ace girl?? TAKE ALL MY MONEY ...
  • Kaylin (The Hiatus Queen)
    Feb 28, 2018
    3 Stars "It's a cruel, cruel world. And the people are the worst part." I just want to preface this review by saying I think this book is extremely important. It's historical fiction with zombies, sure, but it also centers on a very strong, biracial woman. I can't speak for th...
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    May 02, 2017
    I shrug. ?My momma always said the best way to get what you want from people is to give them what they think they want. Sometimes you have to live down to people?s expectations, Kate. If you can do that, you?ll get much further in life.?Honestly, black zombie hunters in the Rec...
  • Scarlett
    May 06, 2018
    4.5 shamblers This was one of my most anticipated books for spring from the moment I heard of it and laid eyes on that cover. I have no idea what struck this chord other then I love history and figured this alternate derailment (from the current one) will be epic. A dystopian settin...
  • Krista Regester
    Apr 24, 2018
    Just wow. I am so impressed with this novel. Dread Nation is a mosh posh of all the best things in life: zombies, hardcore heroines, BISEXUALS, and some superb snarkiness. Can I get an amen? Seriously. I couldn?t put this down. I didn?t want it to end. Every single character matter...
  • may ➹ (semi hiatus)
    May 12, 2018
    I honest to god was so excited to read this book. black queer girls + zombies? that?s a CONCEPT. a really really great concept but I truly truly cannot support someone who implies that Asian women like myself... are not women of color. I?m really sad to be taking this off my TB...
  • shady boots | #20gayteen
    Apr 17, 2018
    Originally started as a buddy read with Lola but she wasn't into it so I went ahead and finished it myself. :p I thought this had a pretty strong start. I was really enjoying it up until around the 40% mark. From then on, my interest sort of waned. I guess its partly due to the whol...