Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg and Chancellorsvillederailing 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. But there are also opportunitiesand Jane is studying to become an Attendant, trained in both weaponry and etiquette to protect the well-to-do. Its a chance for a better life for Negro girls like Jane. After all, not even being the daughter of a wealthy white Southern woman could save her from societys expectations.But thats not a life Jane wants. Almost finished with her education at Miss Prestons School of Combat in Baltimore, Jane is set on returning to her Kentucky home and doesnt pay much mind to the politics of the eastern cities, with their talk of returning America to the glory of its days before the dead rose. But when families around Baltimore County begin to go missing, Jane is caught in the middle of a conspiracy, one that finds her in a desperate fight for her life against some powerful enemies. And the restless dead, it would seem, are the least of her problems....
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Dread Nation (Dread Nation #1) Reviews
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 constant reminders about the ways that things haven't changed at all. It's an examination of America, old and new, and the idea that perhaps humanity is worse than a plague of zombies.
Jane is someone I want to see slay the ...more
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 setting in the past versus the future as in most YA novels. BAM…a dystopian, YA, alternate historical fiction genre has been created. And I am all for it!
The setting for Dread Nation begins during the Civil War years. Jane M ...more
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 whole zombie thing; let's be honest, they're not the most exciting supernatural monsters to read about. Most of the time they're just lumbering, brainless things designed to move the plot forward and provide action scenes. ...more
a fantasy story about black zombie hunters in the reconstruction era, featuring a bisexual girl and an aro-ace girl?? TAKE ALL MY MONEY
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 rep! I'm v happy 'bout that:3 )
What kind of reading is this? Is it light and fluffy, or thought-provoking? A bit thought-provoking. Brings a fresh take on slavery
World-building: It's the 1880s, the Civil War is over- it ended w ...more
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 been abolished, the negro is no more accepted than they were before.
Educated in the art of killing the dead, Jane is a force to be reckoned with. With sass, that is unmatched--Jane quickly became one of my favorite charact ...more
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.) because of a "power imbalance", I’ve decided to read this.
Because I’m brown and we all know because of that I cannot be racist and have no fucking power in society, hence I live in a van down by the river after I escaped th ...more
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 charismatic personalities I’ve ever met. Oh, and it’s also got zombies. But leaving all that aside, I just loved this book, because at the end of the day it was a damn good story.
Set during American Reconstruction Era, Dread Nat ...more