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. But there are also opportunities—and Jane is studying to become an Attendant, trained in both weaponry and etiquette to protect the well-to-do. It’s a chance for a better life for Negro girls like Jane. After all, not even being the daughter of a wealthy white Southern woman could save her from society’s expectations.

But that’s not a life Jane wants. Almost finished with her education at Miss Preston’s School of Combat in Baltimore, Jane is set on returning to her Kentucky home and doesn’t pay much mind to the politics of the eastern cities, with their talk of returning America to the glory of its days before the dead rose. But when families around Baltimore County begin to go missing, Jane is caught in the middle of a conspiracy, one that finds her in a desperate fight for her life against some powerful enemies. And the restless dead, it would seem, are the least of her problems.

Title:Dread Nation
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780062570604
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  • ????? ?

    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...

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)

    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 ...

  • Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies

    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...

  • Heidi Heilig

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

  • Kaylin (The Re-Read Queen)

    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, su...

  • may ?

    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 l...

  • Nick

    I was today years old when I found out that this book exists....

  • Dawn Abron

    2.5The 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 Ja...

  • Zoraida

    This book is fucking badass. Yes, there are zombies, but there are also young girls trying their damndest to survive in a world that doesn't want them. This book is just as important as The Hate U Giv...

  • Joe Valdez

    When the dead rise from the battlefield of Gettysburg, the Civil War is called off and to help fight a new war, the Negro and Native Reeducation Act requires qualified children to attend combat school...