WoW #114 – Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

Posted January 10, 2018 by Lillian in Features / 4 Comments

Mom - Waiting on Wed

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event originally created and hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we are all eagerly anticipating. Jill has been MIA since August of 2016. Despite this, the meme lives on….Hope you come back Jill! Until then I will be joining Tressa at Wishful Endings and her meme Can’t-Wait Wednesday.

Happy Wednesday y’all! This week I’m excitedly waiting on Dread Nation by Justina Ireland. I haven’t read anything from this author before but I’m excited to read this one. Set during the America’s Civil War, it follows a young African American woman as she trains with others to fight zombies. Yep, you read that right ZOMBIES! I love historical fiction and I love zombies SO I may be a little too excited to read this story 😉

WoW #114 – Dread Nation by Justina IrelandDread Nation by Justina Ireland
Published by Balzar + Bray on 2018-04-03
Length: 464 pages

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. But there are also opportunities—and Jane is studying to become an Attendant, trained in both weaponry and etiquette to protect the well-to-do. It’s 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 society’s expectations.

But that’s not a life Jane wants. Almost finished with her education at Miss Preston’s School of Combat in Baltimore, Jane is set on returning to her Kentucky home and doesn’t 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.

About Justina Ireland

I write books about dangerous girls. I like cake, coffee, and books. If you give me a cupcake I might be your best friend...or just ask you for another one.

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