GENRE: Horror, Alternate History
SERIES: Dread Nation #1
AVAILABLE FORMATS: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, Audiobook
By Justina Ireland
Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania—derailing the War Between the States and changing the nation forever.
In this new America, safety for all depends on the work of a few, and laws like the Native and Negro Education 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.
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BOOK AWARDS/STARRED REVIEWS
Andre Norton Nebula Award for Middle Grade and Young Adult Fiction, Finalist, 2018
Booklist, Starred Review, 2018
Bram Stoker Awards, Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel, Finalist, 2018
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Blue Ribbon, 2018
Horn Book, Starred Review, 2018
Kirkus, Starred Review, 2018
Locus Award - Locus: The Magazine of The Science Fiction & Fantasy Field Young Adult Book, Winner, 2019
Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book, Finalist, 2019
New York Public Library Best Books For Teens, 2018
New York Times bestseller
Paste Magazine Best Young Adult Novel, 2018
Publishers Weekly, Starred Review, 2018
School Library Journal Best Books of 2018
School Library Journal, Starred Review, 2018
YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2019
YALSA Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2019
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