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by Justina Ireland
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Bookish Blerd
Bookish Blerd rated it 4 months ago
To start, I have no idea what I was thinking when I decided I HAD to read this. I shall quantify this by saying, as someone who has lived her intire life dealing with the reality of slaver, racism, and mysoginy, I despise dealing with it in my fantasy world. I actively avoide books and movies that a...
Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it 10 months ago
The cover of 'Dread Nation', by Justina Ireland was almost enough to make me buy the book without knowing anything else about it. It's a cover that's proud of itself. A cover that shows grace and threatens violence. A cover that says, 'You don't know me yet, but you should'. Still, everyone knows ...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it 2 years ago
Interesting premise. What if during the American Civil War the dead arose and started laying waste to America. One bite is all it takes. The government decides that it will use young black and native americans to fight these undead, training them in academies quite like the boarding schools used to ...
Reading For The Heck Of It
Reading For The Heck Of It rated it 2 years ago
Dread Nation: Rise Up by Justina Ireland is the first of a series about an alternate version of Civil War America where zombies roam the earth. Race and slavery are major themes of the story as well as feminism. In fact, it's black females that are sent to special schools to train to fight the undea...
Sheila's Reads
Sheila's Reads rated it 2 years ago
Jane is at Miss Preston's school to learn how to defend and protect in the hope she will be hired by an elite family. What she gets is the lessons but is then sent west to protect a town. The secrets she learns cause her to seek her freedom. I liked Jane. She is kick-ass and determined. She k...
Darth Pedant
Darth Pedant rated it 3 years ago
Behold! The second ever zombie book I didn’t hate! Well, I still hated the zombies themselves, but it turns out when you throw them in a story full of interesting characters, a snarky not-so-reliable narrator, a rich historical setting, and skillful applications of critical race theory, I don’t mind...
Class-Action Vampires
Class-Action Vampires rated it 3 years ago
I enjoyed and admired a lot of things about Dread Nation, but for some reason it didn't gel into a book that I would rave about the way all the positive professional reviews do. I found myself getting sidetracked with other books until I finally made up my mind to finish it, and when I did, I found ...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it 3 years ago
As a black girl born in July of 1863, in the South no less, Jane McKeene did not have a promising future ahead of her. Her birth just so happened to coincide with the dead rising from the battlefields of Gettysburg and Chancellorsville. The dead have plagued the United States ever since. A divided n...
Saturdays in Books
Saturdays in Books rated it 3 years ago
Finished this one a while back, but somehow dropped the ball on writing a review. This is excellent, but a case where I liked the first half more than the second. An entire book set during the lead's time in zombie hunter training school would have worked for me. At the same time, though, I app...
Abandoned by Booklikes
Abandoned by Booklikes rated it 3 years ago
Well, I am really glad that I finally got a chance to read "Dread Nation." Not going to lie though, I was pretty bored for most of the book. Even after the action moves there just seemed to be endless indignities our main character had to deal with until she does a reveal about her past. The world b...
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