Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Can't Wait Wednesday: Dread Nation

I'm switching over from Waiting on Wednesday's to Can't Wait Wednesday, a meme hosted by Wishful Endings. The idea is basically the same, but it looks like the official hosts of Breaking the Spine have shut down the meme so it's time to move on. Description and cover image taken from Goodreads.
A story of the undead like you’ve never read before, Justina Ireland’s Dread Nation is a fresh, stunning, and powerful meditation on race in America wrapped in an alternate-history adventure where Confederate and Union soldiers rise from the dead at the end of the Civil War.
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.
At once provocative, terrifying, and darkly subversive, Dread Nation is Justina Ireland’s stunning vision of an America both foreign and familiar—a country on the brink, at the explosive crossroads where race, humanity, and survival meet.
Why I'm Waiting
I'll be honest I wouldn't have cared about this book at all if I hadn't seen the cover on twitter a few weeks ago. It features a WOC and actually does sound a lot more badass than I would have first thought so I will definitely be picking this one up.

Dread Nation releases April 3rd, 2018 

18 comments:

  1. I'm intrigued...I love NF about the American Civil War and I love zombies. I might have to get a sample of this one when it comes out!

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    1. It's definitely something new for the shelf. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. This book sounds really awesome! I love alternative history and the paranormal aspect to this sounds great! Awesome pick this week!

    https://tsundokubooks.blogspot.com/2017/07/cant-wait-wednesday-dread-nation.html

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  3. I saw this a few days ago and I'm excited for it too. It is a truly awesome cover!

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    1. Isn't it just glorious? It's what initially grabbed my attention.

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  4. Nice pick! What a unique idea for a book. I will definitely check out some reviews. Thanks for stopping by my WoW and I really hope you enjoy this book!

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    1. Thank you! Yeah it's definitely something out of the ordinary and I hope it lives up to the hype. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  5. The cover of this really drew me in as well! The synopsis sounds really great, but the cover sold me. Thanks for sharing Sam! :)

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    1. It's such a captivating and promising cover. Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. This sounds so good. I like alternate history. I look forward to reading your review
    My Can't Wait Wednesday

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    1. Thank you; I'm looking forward to reading it!

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  7. Oooh! This sounds interesting! Great pick!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  8. I just added this to Goodreads, I love the cover and it sounds really good. Thanks for sharing!

    Tammy @ Books, Bones & Buffy

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  9. Sounds great - I'm adding this to my tbr!

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