Dread Nation

Dread Nation

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
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 Reviews

  • Chris
    Apr 08, 2018

    this book inspired me to start going to the gym because I've realized that at this rate if zombies arrived, I would be truly, absolutely, unequivocally FUCKED ...

    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 R...

    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...

    This is what i'm envisioning after every zombie slay. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    Absolutely stunning. This will absolutely be one of my top 5 favorite books of the year. ...

    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...

    honestly, i was beyond excited about this book because queer black girls who fight zombies? i'd be throwing my money at the author by now but i literally cannot support someone who implies that asian women like myself... are not women of color. it's 2018 and i'm tired of hearing...

    2.5 stars (an extra 0.5 star for Katherine) Strong elements outweighed by weak plot. I wasn?t even going to read it (zombies are so 5 years ago and I am so over them!), but then I saw 6 starred reviews - and succumbed to my curiosity. Actually, zombies do add an interesting...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    ? bloody brilliant ? adored the characters so much ? literally crying because there's an incredible aroace character!! and a bi female protagonist. in a histfic ?? ? just adored it ...

    "Her voice is deep, and she sings a fine baritone in church. She's the tallest of us here, big and dark and imposing with arms like John Henry. That's how Jane describes her best friend and how the author pretty much describes anyone who isn't light skinned. The colorism in th...

    ????? 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 ...

    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 Halse  Anderson
    May 02, 2018

    this book inspired me to start going to the gym because I've realized that at this rate if zombies arrived, I would be truly, absolutely, unequivocally FUCKED ...

    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 R...

    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...

    This is what i'm envisioning after every zombie slay. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    Absolutely stunning. This will absolutely be one of my top 5 favorite books of the year. ...

    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...

    honestly, i was beyond excited about this book because queer black girls who fight zombies? i'd be throwing my money at the author by now but i literally cannot support someone who implies that asian women like myself... are not women of color. it's 2018 and i'm tired of hearing...

    2.5 stars (an extra 0.5 star for Katherine) Strong elements outweighed by weak plot. I wasn?t even going to read it (zombies are so 5 years ago and I am so over them!), but then I saw 6 starred reviews - and succumbed to my curiosity. Actually, zombies do add an interesting...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    ? bloody brilliant ? adored the characters so much ? literally crying because there's an incredible aroace character!! and a bi female protagonist. in a histfic ?? ? just adored it ...

    "Her voice is deep, and she sings a fine baritone in church. She's the tallest of us here, big and dark and imposing with arms like John Henry. That's how Jane describes her best friend and how the author pretty much describes anyone who isn't light skinned. The colorism in th...

    ????? 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 ...

    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 ...

    4.5 Stars When I first heard about this book last year, I knew I needed to read it. I'm not usually into zombies. I've never watched an episode of The Walking Dead and I usually laugh at zombie movies but this book peaked my interest immediately. I love Historical Fiction, add to th...

    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

    this book inspired me to start going to the gym because I've realized that at this rate if zombies arrived, I would be truly, absolutely, unequivocally FUCKED ...

    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 R...

    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...

    This is what i'm envisioning after every zombie slay. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    Absolutely stunning. This will absolutely be one of my top 5 favorite books of the year. ...

    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...

    honestly, i was beyond excited about this book because queer black girls who fight zombies? i'd be throwing my money at the author by now but i literally cannot support someone who implies that asian women like myself... are not women of color. it's 2018 and i'm tired of hearing...

    2.5 stars (an extra 0.5 star for Katherine) Strong elements outweighed by weak plot. I wasn?t even going to read it (zombies are so 5 years ago and I am so over them!), but then I saw 6 starred reviews - and succumbed to my curiosity. Actually, zombies do add an interesting...

    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...

    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...

  • Tatiana
    Jul 30, 2018

    this book inspired me to start going to the gym because I've realized that at this rate if zombies arrived, I would be truly, absolutely, unequivocally FUCKED ...

    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 R...

    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...

    This is what i'm envisioning after every zombie slay. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    Absolutely stunning. This will absolutely be one of my top 5 favorite books of the year. ...

    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...

    honestly, i was beyond excited about this book because queer black girls who fight zombies? i'd be throwing my money at the author by now but i literally cannot support someone who implies that asian women like myself... are not women of color. it's 2018 and i'm tired of hearing...

    2.5 stars (an extra 0.5 star for Katherine) Strong elements outweighed by weak plot. I wasn?t even going to read it (zombies are so 5 years ago and I am so over them!), but then I saw 6 starred reviews - and succumbed to my curiosity. Actually, zombies do add an interesting...

  • Shaun Hutchinson
    Apr 19, 2018

    this book inspired me to start going to the gym because I've realized that at this rate if zombies arrived, I would be truly, absolutely, unequivocally FUCKED ...

    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 R...

    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...

    This is what i'm envisioning after every zombie slay. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    Absolutely stunning. This will absolutely be one of my top 5 favorite books of the year. ...

  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    Apr 09, 2018

    this book inspired me to start going to the gym because I've realized that at this rate if zombies arrived, I would be truly, absolutely, unequivocally FUCKED ...

    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 R...

    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...

    This is what i'm envisioning after every zombie slay. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    Absolutely stunning. This will absolutely be one of my top 5 favorite books of the year. ...

    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...

    honestly, i was beyond excited about this book because queer black girls who fight zombies? i'd be throwing my money at the author by now but i literally cannot support someone who implies that asian women like myself... are not women of color. it's 2018 and i'm tired of hearing...

    2.5 stars (an extra 0.5 star for Katherine) Strong elements outweighed by weak plot. I wasn?t even going to read it (zombies are so 5 years ago and I am so over them!), but then I saw 6 starred reviews - and succumbed to my curiosity. Actually, zombies do add an interesting...

    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...

    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...

    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

    this book inspired me to start going to the gym because I've realized that at this rate if zombies arrived, I would be truly, absolutely, unequivocally FUCKED ...

    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 R...

    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...

  • Suzanne
    Apr 12, 2018

    this book inspired me to start going to the gym because I've realized that at this rate if zombies arrived, I would be truly, absolutely, unequivocally FUCKED ...

    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 R...

    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...

    This is what i'm envisioning after every zombie slay. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    Absolutely stunning. This will absolutely be one of my top 5 favorite books of the year. ...

    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...

    honestly, i was beyond excited about this book because queer black girls who fight zombies? i'd be throwing my money at the author by now but i literally cannot support someone who implies that asian women like myself... are not women of color. it's 2018 and i'm tired of hearing...

    2.5 stars (an extra 0.5 star for Katherine) Strong elements outweighed by weak plot. I wasn?t even going to read it (zombies are so 5 years ago and I am so over them!), but then I saw 6 starred reviews - and succumbed to my curiosity. Actually, zombies do add an interesting...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    ? bloody brilliant ? adored the characters so much ? literally crying because there's an incredible aroace character!! and a bi female protagonist. in a histfic ?? ? just adored it ...

    "Her voice is deep, and she sings a fine baritone in church. She's the tallest of us here, big and dark and imposing with arms like John Henry. That's how Jane describes her best friend and how the author pretty much describes anyone who isn't light skinned. The colorism in th...

    ????? 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 ...

  • shady boots | #WatchPOSE
    Apr 17, 2018

    this book inspired me to start going to the gym because I've realized that at this rate if zombies arrived, I would be truly, absolutely, unequivocally FUCKED ...

    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 R...

    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...

    This is what i'm envisioning after every zombie slay. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Zoraida
    Jan 02, 2018

    this book inspired me to start going to the gym because I've realized that at this rate if zombies arrived, I would be truly, absolutely, unequivocally FUCKED ...

    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 R...

    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...

    This is what i'm envisioning after every zombie slay. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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

    this book inspired me to start going to the gym because I've realized that at this rate if zombies arrived, I would be truly, absolutely, unequivocally FUCKED ...

    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 R...

    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...

    This is what i'm envisioning after every zombie slay. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    Absolutely stunning. This will absolutely be one of my top 5 favorite books of the year. ...

    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...

    honestly, i was beyond excited about this book because queer black girls who fight zombies? i'd be throwing my money at the author by now but i literally cannot support someone who implies that asian women like myself... are not women of color. it's 2018 and i'm tired of hearing...

    2.5 stars (an extra 0.5 star for Katherine) Strong elements outweighed by weak plot. I wasn?t even going to read it (zombies are so 5 years ago and I am so over them!), but then I saw 6 starred reviews - and succumbed to my curiosity. Actually, zombies do add an interesting...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    ? bloody brilliant ? adored the characters so much ? literally crying because there's an incredible aroace character!! and a bi female protagonist. in a histfic ?? ? just adored it ...

    "Her voice is deep, and she sings a fine baritone in church. She's the tallest of us here, big and dark and imposing with arms like John Henry. That's how Jane describes her best friend and how the author pretty much describes anyone who isn't light skinned. The colorism in th...

    ????? 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 ...

    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 ...

    4.5 Stars When I first heard about this book last year, I knew I needed to read it. I'm not usually into zombies. I've never watched an episode of The Walking Dead and I usually laugh at zombie movies but this book peaked my interest immediately. I love Historical Fiction, add to th...

    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...

    Stunning!! I need more of this world and Jane McKeene in my life. Proper review to come when I can fully unpack this. ...

    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

    this book inspired me to start going to the gym because I've realized that at this rate if zombies arrived, I would be truly, absolutely, unequivocally FUCKED ...

    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 R...

    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...

    This is what i'm envisioning after every zombie slay. ...

    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

    this book inspired me to start going to the gym because I've realized that at this rate if zombies arrived, I would be truly, absolutely, unequivocally FUCKED ...

    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 R...

    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...

    This is what i'm envisioning after every zombie slay. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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

    this book inspired me to start going to the gym because I've realized that at this rate if zombies arrived, I would be truly, absolutely, unequivocally FUCKED ...

    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 R...

    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...

    This is what i'm envisioning after every zombie slay. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    Absolutely stunning. This will absolutely be one of my top 5 favorite books of the year. ...

    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...

    honestly, i was beyond excited about this book because queer black girls who fight zombies? i'd be throwing my money at the author by now but i literally cannot support someone who implies that asian women like myself... are not women of color. it's 2018 and i'm tired of hearing...

    2.5 stars (an extra 0.5 star for Katherine) Strong elements outweighed by weak plot. I wasn?t even going to read it (zombies are so 5 years ago and I am so over them!), but then I saw 6 starred reviews - and succumbed to my curiosity. Actually, zombies do add an interesting...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    ? bloody brilliant ? adored the characters so much ? literally crying because there's an incredible aroace character!! and a bi female protagonist. in a histfic ?? ? just adored it ...

    "Her voice is deep, and she sings a fine baritone in church. She's the tallest of us here, big and dark and imposing with arms like John Henry. That's how Jane describes her best friend and how the author pretty much describes anyone who isn't light skinned. The colorism in th...

    ????? 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 ...

    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 ...

    4.5 Stars When I first heard about this book last year, I knew I needed to read it. I'm not usually into zombies. I've never watched an episode of The Walking Dead and I usually laugh at zombie movies but this book peaked my interest immediately. I love Historical Fiction, add to th...

    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...

    Stunning!! I need more of this world and Jane McKeene in my life. Proper review to come when I can fully unpack this. ...

    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...

    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...

  • rachel • typed truths
    Mar 20, 2018

    this book inspired me to start going to the gym because I've realized that at this rate if zombies arrived, I would be truly, absolutely, unequivocally FUCKED ...

    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 R...

    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...

    This is what i'm envisioning after every zombie slay. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    Absolutely stunning. This will absolutely be one of my top 5 favorite books of the year. ...

    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...

    honestly, i was beyond excited about this book because queer black girls who fight zombies? i'd be throwing my money at the author by now but i literally cannot support someone who implies that asian women like myself... are not women of color. it's 2018 and i'm tired of hearing...

    2.5 stars (an extra 0.5 star for Katherine) Strong elements outweighed by weak plot. I wasn?t even going to read it (zombies are so 5 years ago and I am so over them!), but then I saw 6 starred reviews - and succumbed to my curiosity. Actually, zombies do add an interesting...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    ? bloody brilliant ? adored the characters so much ? literally crying because there's an incredible aroace character!! and a bi female protagonist. in a histfic ?? ? just adored it ...

  • Justine
    Apr 11, 2018

    this book inspired me to start going to the gym because I've realized that at this rate if zombies arrived, I would be truly, absolutely, unequivocally FUCKED ...

    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 R...

    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...

    This is what i'm envisioning after every zombie slay. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 book inspired me to start going to the gym because I've realized that at this rate if zombies arrived, I would be truly, absolutely, unequivocally FUCKED ...

    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 R...

    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...

    This is what i'm envisioning after every zombie slay. ...

  • Ashley *Hufflepuff Kitten*
    May 08, 2018

    this book inspired me to start going to the gym because I've realized that at this rate if zombies arrived, I would be truly, absolutely, unequivocally FUCKED ...

    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 R...

    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...

    This is what i'm envisioning after every zombie slay. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    Absolutely stunning. This will absolutely be one of my top 5 favorite books of the year. ...

    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...

    honestly, i was beyond excited about this book because queer black girls who fight zombies? i'd be throwing my money at the author by now but i literally cannot support someone who implies that asian women like myself... are not women of color. it's 2018 and i'm tired of hearing...

    2.5 stars (an extra 0.5 star for Katherine) Strong elements outweighed by weak plot. I wasn?t even going to read it (zombies are so 5 years ago and I am so over them!), but then I saw 6 starred reviews - and succumbed to my curiosity. Actually, zombies do add an interesting...

    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

    this book inspired me to start going to the gym because I've realized that at this rate if zombies arrived, I would be truly, absolutely, unequivocally FUCKED ...

    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 R...

    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...

    This is what i'm envisioning after every zombie slay. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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

    this book inspired me to start going to the gym because I've realized that at this rate if zombies arrived, I would be truly, absolutely, unequivocally FUCKED ...

    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 R...

    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...

    This is what i'm envisioning after every zombie slay. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

  • Erin
    Sep 03, 2018

    this book inspired me to start going to the gym because I've realized that at this rate if zombies arrived, I would be truly, absolutely, unequivocally FUCKED ...

    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 R...

    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...

    This is what i'm envisioning after every zombie slay. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    Absolutely stunning. This will absolutely be one of my top 5 favorite books of the year. ...

    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...

    honestly, i was beyond excited about this book because queer black girls who fight zombies? i'd be throwing my money at the author by now but i literally cannot support someone who implies that asian women like myself... are not women of color. it's 2018 and i'm tired of hearing...

    2.5 stars (an extra 0.5 star for Katherine) Strong elements outweighed by weak plot. I wasn?t even going to read it (zombies are so 5 years ago and I am so over them!), but then I saw 6 starred reviews - and succumbed to my curiosity. Actually, zombies do add an interesting...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    ? bloody brilliant ? adored the characters so much ? literally crying because there's an incredible aroace character!! and a bi female protagonist. in a histfic ?? ? just adored it ...

    "Her voice is deep, and she sings a fine baritone in church. She's the tallest of us here, big and dark and imposing with arms like John Henry. That's how Jane describes her best friend and how the author pretty much describes anyone who isn't light skinned. The colorism in th...

    ????? 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 ...

    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 ...

    4.5 Stars When I first heard about this book last year, I knew I needed to read it. I'm not usually into zombies. I've never watched an episode of The Walking Dead and I usually laugh at zombie movies but this book peaked my interest immediately. I love Historical Fiction, add to th...

  • enqi ✨ (belongs to rhysand, jin & peter kavinsky)
    Aug 26, 2018

    this book inspired me to start going to the gym because I've realized that at this rate if zombies arrived, I would be truly, absolutely, unequivocally FUCKED ...

    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 R...

    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...

    This is what i'm envisioning after every zombie slay. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    Absolutely stunning. This will absolutely be one of my top 5 favorite books of the year. ...

    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...

    honestly, i was beyond excited about this book because queer black girls who fight zombies? i'd be throwing my money at the author by now but i literally cannot support someone who implies that asian women like myself... are not women of color. it's 2018 and i'm tired of hearing...

  • Em (RunawayWithDreamthieves)
    Apr 13, 2018

    this book inspired me to start going to the gym because I've realized that at this rate if zombies arrived, I would be truly, absolutely, unequivocally FUCKED ...

  • Kaylin (The Re-Read Queen)
    Feb 28, 2018

    this book inspired me to start going to the gym because I've realized that at this rate if zombies arrived, I would be truly, absolutely, unequivocally FUCKED ...

    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 R...

    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...

    This is what i'm envisioning after every zombie slay. ...

    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...

    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...

  • Gemma ♕ Books_McCoy
    Sep 16, 2018

    this book inspired me to start going to the gym because I've realized that at this rate if zombies arrived, I would be truly, absolutely, unequivocally FUCKED ...

    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 R...

    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...

    This is what i'm envisioning after every zombie slay. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    Absolutely stunning. This will absolutely be one of my top 5 favorite books of the year. ...

    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...

    honestly, i was beyond excited about this book because queer black girls who fight zombies? i'd be throwing my money at the author by now but i literally cannot support someone who implies that asian women like myself... are not women of color. it's 2018 and i'm tired of hearing...

    2.5 stars (an extra 0.5 star for Katherine) Strong elements outweighed by weak plot. I wasn?t even going to read it (zombies are so 5 years ago and I am so over them!), but then I saw 6 starred reviews - and succumbed to my curiosity. Actually, zombies do add an interesting...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    ? bloody brilliant ? adored the characters so much ? literally crying because there's an incredible aroace character!! and a bi female protagonist. in a histfic ?? ? just adored it ...

    "Her voice is deep, and she sings a fine baritone in church. She's the tallest of us here, big and dark and imposing with arms like John Henry. That's how Jane describes her best friend and how the author pretty much describes anyone who isn't light skinned. The colorism in th...

    ????? 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 ...

    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 ...

    4.5 Stars When I first heard about this book last year, I knew I needed to read it. I'm not usually into zombies. I've never watched an episode of The Walking Dead and I usually laugh at zombie movies but this book peaked my interest immediately. I love Historical Fiction, add to th...

    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...

    Stunning!! I need more of this world and Jane McKeene in my life. Proper review to come when I can fully unpack this. ...

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    May 02, 2017

    this book inspired me to start going to the gym because I've realized that at this rate if zombies arrived, I would be truly, absolutely, unequivocally FUCKED ...

    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 R...

  • Scarlett Readz and Runz....Through Novel Time & Distance
    May 06, 2018

    this book inspired me to start going to the gym because I've realized that at this rate if zombies arrived, I would be truly, absolutely, unequivocally FUCKED ...

    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 R...

    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...

    This is what i'm envisioning after every zombie slay. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    Absolutely stunning. This will absolutely be one of my top 5 favorite books of the year. ...

    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

    this book inspired me to start going to the gym because I've realized that at this rate if zombies arrived, I would be truly, absolutely, unequivocally FUCKED ...

    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 R...

    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...

    This is what i'm envisioning after every zombie slay. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ➹
    May 12, 2018

    this book inspired me to start going to the gym because I've realized that at this rate if zombies arrived, I would be truly, absolutely, unequivocally FUCKED ...

    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 R...

    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...

    This is what i'm envisioning after every zombie slay. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Jeweliana
    May 09, 2018

    this book inspired me to start going to the gym because I've realized that at this rate if zombies arrived, I would be truly, absolutely, unequivocally FUCKED ...

    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 R...

    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...

    This is what i'm envisioning after every zombie slay. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    Absolutely stunning. This will absolutely be one of my top 5 favorite books of the year. ...

    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...

    honestly, i was beyond excited about this book because queer black girls who fight zombies? i'd be throwing my money at the author by now but i literally cannot support someone who implies that asian women like myself... are not women of color. it's 2018 and i'm tired of hearing...

    2.5 stars (an extra 0.5 star for Katherine) Strong elements outweighed by weak plot. I wasn?t even going to read it (zombies are so 5 years ago and I am so over them!), but then I saw 6 starred reviews - and succumbed to my curiosity. Actually, zombies do add an interesting...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    ? bloody brilliant ? adored the characters so much ? literally crying because there's an incredible aroace character!! and a bi female protagonist. in a histfic ?? ? just adored it ...

    "Her voice is deep, and she sings a fine baritone in church. She's the tallest of us here, big and dark and imposing with arms like John Henry. That's how Jane describes her best friend and how the author pretty much describes anyone who isn't light skinned. The colorism in th...