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Dread Nation (Dread Nation #1)

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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ISBN : 9780062570604
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Number of Pages : 455 pages
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Dread Nation (Dread Nation #1) Reviews

  • Zoraida

    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
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  • Scarlett

    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 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
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  • shady boots | #TeamMizCracker

    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.
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  • softlykaz (on hiatus)

    a fantasy story about black zombie hunters in the reconstruction era, featuring a bisexual girl and an aro-ace girl?? TAKE ALL MY MONEY

  • Cyn (chinchilla hunter, shameless reader of trash, proud member of Not Reading Your TBR Club)

    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
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  • Jazmen

    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
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  • ☆♥☆Kotyonok♥☆♥

    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

    "Hamilton works because it adds enough historical anachronisms that a modern readership can understand it. With Jane, you know who she is just by reading her dialogue. Her nemesis/reluctant friend is very much of the time period. She’s always dressed nice. She represents the true 1880s. Jane exists outside of that timeline and historical period. That's the reader’s entry point."
    Full article: https://www.bustle.com/p/dread-nation...

    ....

    It worked for Hamilton. It didn't work for you Justina sweetie. The anachronism only serves to allow black girls to fight, it is not extended enough to make a substantial commentary on today’s society. The anachronism only serves to allow the plot you wanted to create to take place, it does not serve as some important dialogue. It’s difficult to do commentary in regards to historical fiction, because society is not the same as it is then. This commentary is based on how society was in the past. That’s not to say there isn’t racism today—of course there is. I’m not denying the remnants of the past and the historical forces that DO influence today’s world, but to draw a comparison between racism of the 1880s and 2018 is beyond reaching at best and just fucking ridiculous and stupid at worst. America is not perfect, but it’s also not the fucking 1880s.

    This book actually didn’t complain about white people as much as I thought it would—what the hell's up Justina, you disappointed me XD. And any complaints or anger the MC has is justified because, again, the time period.

    Then there’s the matter of the MC being bisexual. Now I don’t care what sexuality she is, but I did take pleasant delight in seeing people praise this "rep". Why? Because it’s so fucking hypocritical.

    The same people that bash SJM for not having diversity, and that the one non straight character she had, Aedion, was only bi off page. On page he’s in a straight relationship, so people had a problem with that. But isn’t that the same thing here? The MC has no romantic female relationship, so really, Justina Ireland is being as pandering as JK Rowling is with the "Dumbledoorpost is gay!!11! but I never showed it but that's okay, because ahahah IM SO WOKE!!11", and as pandering as SJM is being with the "Aedion is bi but I’m never going to show it but still look how inclusive I am!111!!".

    ....

    I fucking hate SJMs books, and I do think there is valid criticisms against her on her depiction of representation, but dammit that’s just so unfair. It’s like with whatever book I read I see something she was bashed for and when it’s done in a different book (ex. Children of Blood and Bone, all straight able-bodied beautiful black people, it’s like Throne of Glass in Wakanda), suddenly everyone is so damn quiet because BLACK AUTHOR BLACK MC!!111!!!

    How. Fucking. Pathetic.

    And this double standard really takes away from your argument my shitheads. If you’re going to call something out, then be damn consistent and call it all out. Or just keep your damn mouth shut because your double standards aren’t fixing anything, it’s just virtue signaling nonsense.

    The romance in general was bland and pointless, the love interest was absent for most of the book and the MC was apparently already in love with him before the book. So it was a whole lot of telling not showing and the guy was just plain useless.

    Overall this book is being over-hyped because the author is black and it has a black main character. It is not important. It is being protected at all costs and given an easy rating because apparently, you can’t give a black author a bad rating (BUT I CAN. HA!). The author’s followers are probably flagging any bad reviews (they’ve probably flagged this already, so if you made it this far in the review, yay it’s still up!).

    There is a disgusting mob mentality on this site, from readers and non-readers. There is little intellectual honesty when reviewing and rating books on this site. And I say this in regards to people who 1 starred this book without reading it as well, because that’s just as petty as giving it a 5 star "to be nice, support POC!!11!1" or remove your rating because of a "power imbalance".

    Seriously fuck all of you.


    Would I recommend this book? No, but don’t let that stop you from reading this.

    If you liked it, good for you.

    I didn’t and that’s that.

    1.5 stars.

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  • Mogsy (MMOGC)

    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
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