Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
Dread Nation
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
Amazon Indiebound Barnes and Noble WorldCat Goodreads LibraryThing
Pick icon
100%
blurb
Susanita
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
post image

It‘s not a good idea to maintain a #cemetery once the zombies are on the loose.

This was a little uneven, but the #POCMC is great. I look forward to reading about her next adventure. #paranormal #Booked2019 #letstraveljuly

OriginalCyn620 🖤🖤🖤 2w
Cinfhen Well done 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻this is a tricky prompt 2w
ShyBookOwl Yes! I've heard good things about this one! 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage Good call for this one! 2w
50 likes2 stack adds4 comments
review
shanaqui
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
Pickpick

This is a fun enough read, and the choice of a period in history to insert zombies and explore the effect on the relationship between PoC and white people is a good one. I wasn't blown away by characters/plot, though -- it worked enough that I finished the book, but I'm not that fussed about picking up the inevitable sequel.

19 likes1 stack add
review
Sarz
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
post image
Pickpick

4.5 ⭐
I have heard nothing but amazing reviews for this book. While it's definitely a great read, it just didn't hit it for me. Potentially an example of allowing my expectations to be built up too high, so I was underwhelmed. But it's still really good and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys YA.

blurb
mhslibrarylady
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
post image

Next up . I‘ve heard a lot of good things about this one!

gilroyc Starts a little slow, but this is a fun book 1mo
8 likes1 stack add1 comment
review
IndoorDame
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
post image
Pickpick

An alternate history of post civil war US where the sudden emergence of zombies sends the country spiraling back toward hated & slavery instead of beginning the slow shift toward embracing changing values. Filed with interesting characters from all backgrounds & all sides of the political spectrum in this world. While there were clearly villians & heroes the heroes were flawed & the villains were (sometimes) sympathetic. Really well done.

BarbaraTheBibliophage Oooh. Good pick. I might use this one if my other option doesn‘t pan out! 1mo
hermyknee Yes! I loved this one and I can‘t wait until the next book comes out - I just looked it up, book 2 will be out February 2020 (edited) 1mo
See All 7 Comments
IndoorDame @hermyknee ooh...exciting! book 2 is now officially on my tbr (edited) 1mo
Librarybelle I plan to read this later on this summer...great review! 1mo
Cinfhen Great choice!!! Who could pass on Civil War zombies 💀 1mo
4thhouseontheleft This is what I plan on reading for this prompt! Glad you liked it! 1mo
57 likes7 comments
quote
gilroyc
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
post image

"Kate?"
"Yes?"
"Take off that damn corset!"

3 likes1 stack add
blurb
gilroyc
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
This post contains spoilers
show me
post image

Whoa. She has an asexual character. That is so awesome for such representation!

#representationmatters

quote
gilroyc
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland

She would rat Jesus Christ out to the Romans...

review
Kalalalatja
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
post image
Mehso-so

I‘m being generous and giving this a so-so, but I won‘t be reading more books in the series. It felt like a mash up of The Walking Dead, a Civil War romance, and every YA novel with a kick-ass heroine. All things that could be good, but it just didn‘t work for me.

My last book for the #MarchMadnessChallenge 🙌
And I‘m counting this as my #POCMCParanormal book for #Booked2019. Zombier are kinda paranormal, right?

Cinfhen It certainly works in my opinion 🧟‍♀️🧟‍♂️ 2mo
BarbaraBB So how did your March Madness go? Have you discovered good books? 2mo
Kalalalatja @BarbaraBB pretty good! I predicted the winner book (Woohoo!). I think I really liked about half of the books I read, while the last half was less impressive 😅 2mo
See All 7 Comments
BarbaraBB Are you the overall winner then? And what was your favorite book? 2mo
Kalalalatja I don‘t think I have the most points, but I think I won the title of best “coach” 😊 2mo
4thhouseontheleft Definitely paranormal, this is the book I had in mind when we camp up with this prompt! 2mo
91 likes1 stack add7 comments
blurb
gilroyc
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
post image

Spotted this with good ratings here on #litsy, so decided to give it a listen. Covers a historic period I frequently research (US Civil War) and a unique view point...

#audiobook #civilwar #dreadnation #historicalfiction

review
TheBookKeepers
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
post image
Mehso-so

There was less action and suspense than what I wanted from this book. But it was a completely unique tale mixing zombie apocalypse with post civil war historical fiction. I loved the narrator of the audiobook and thought she did a good service to this book. The storyline felt like it took a while to take off and the climax felt anticlimactic considering the zombie premise.

78 likes1 stack add
blurb
WanderingBookaneer
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
post image

hermyknee Ooooh I loved this one! 2mo
SoniaC So good! 2mo
81 likes6 stack adds2 comments
review
Cityofamber
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
post image
Panpan

This book felt like all it was doing was setting up for book 2, there was very little that happened. Plus the constant comments on how gorgeous Katherine was got annoying fast.

SassenachTheBookWizard oh that's too bad. I also really didn't like how the only Indigenous character was used to human traffic and that was it. Pretty disappointed since the author is really big (on Twitter at least) about minority representation. It's too bad but now on to a new book! 3mo
7 likes1 comment
blurb
Zelma
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
post image

My plans for the ending. Leftovers for dinner so I don‘t have to cook and one of these three beauties from the library. What a long week. Am exhausted and ready to be a sloth!

readordierachel Enjoy! 3mo
49 likes1 comment
review
hes7
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
post image
Mehso-so

I guess, considering this is a Civil War-era zombie story, I expected the plot to be more exciting.

#MarchMadnessChallenge

xxjenadanxx I felt the same way. I had high hopes but it let me down. I would recommend Devils Unto Dust which is a zombie book set slightly after the Civil War, in a Wild West kind of world. 4mo
hes7 @xxjenadanxx Ooh, I‘m going to check that out! Thanks! 4mo
xxjenadanxx @hes7 I read it very recently and loved it. It‘s non-traditional zombies but a good take on the genre! 4mo
wckdtwstdsweetcandy ...thnx 4 ur review...i hesitate at any z themed period piece anyway but i dodged disappointment & wasted $$$...& at my readn addctn thts a frkn killr thng... 4mo
95 likes1 stack add4 comments
quote
Carleneishere
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
post image

When your friend borrows a book for two months and doesn‘t mention it

review
Bookzombie
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
post image
Pickpick

My only complaint about this is that I started it before the rest of the series is out. 🤦🏼‍♀️ #readingwomenchallenge #ayoungadultbookbyawoc

Lovesbooks87 I want to read this but I think I will wait until the next book comes out! 4mo
Hooked_on_books Right?!? I finished this and immediately wanted the next book. I love/hate that. 😂 4mo
Reggie I loved this book. I loved the backstory of her and her mom. Soo good. 4mo
See All 6 Comments
Bookzombie @Lovesbooks87 I wish I had. 🙂 4mo
Bookzombie @Reggie I did too! Can‘t wait for the next book! 4mo
80 likes6 comments
review
Kathrin
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
post image
Pickpick

Interesting alternative history novel with a kick ass main character. First part of the series, don't know how many books will be in the series.

15 likes2 stack adds
blurb
hermyknee
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
post image

For those of you who loved Dread Nation as much as I did, head over to the epic reads Instagram page to see a behind-the-scenes look at the photo shoot for the book cover to the sequel!! 😍♥️ I can‘t wait to find out the name of the next book and I‘m looking forward to its release!!! Eeek!

Carolyn11215 This was on top of my TBR list! Glad to hear you loved it so much!! 4mo
91 likes2 stack adds1 comment
blurb
Amandajoy
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
post image

It‘s super dreary outside which is great since I‘m trying to transition to working night shift the next few days. We‘ll see if I actually get any sleep this afternoon or if I just end up reading my book.

ScientistSam Transition to night shift is always rough! 4mo
45 likes1 comment
blurb
Amandajoy
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
post image

New book before bed. Let‘s see how long I can keep my eyes open... 😴

53 likes2 stack adds
review
Melli
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
Pickpick

I listened to this as an audio book from my library and I am glad I did. I loved the way that the narrator told the story. It helped me to picture it in my mind.
It did start off slow,but it made me question if I was gonna like this book. So if your reading and you think the same thing keep going it gets better the pace picks up and so does the action. I‘m excited to find out what is gonna happen next.

review
irre
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
post image
Pickpick

Excellent on audio. 4⭐️

review
Booksnchill
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
post image
Pickpick

Thanks to #HeatherBookNerd I checked this out on audiobook and loved it! The narrator is fabulous and the story is wonderful! Jane and Katherine (do NOT call me Kate) Red Jack, Mr. Gideon and the Duchess are flawed heroes but so brilliant in their #SlaySquadSkills #BlackHistoryMonth #ZombiesOfTheConfederacy

HeatherBookNerd Glad you liked it! 5mo
72 likes2 stack adds2 comments
review
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
post image
Bailedbailed

I should have DNFed this one a while ago. I just kept hoping the plot would actually ... happen? But at 60% I am feeling kinda fed up with the meandering / non existent plot and I'm not drawn in enough by the characters or the world building to keep going. I had also read that there was a #bisexual character but I either missed the indication in the #audiobook or it hasn't come yet. Either way that's disappointing.

Prairiegirl_reading I am also at exactly 60% and I don‘t recall there being any bisexuality and must agree about no connection. However I could listen to Bahni Turpin read anything so I‘ll finish but.... 5mo
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @Prairiegirl_reading I usually like Bahni Turpin too but even she isn't pulling me through! 5mo
Cityofamber There was one mention of the main character having a thing with another female student. 🤷‍♀️ 3mo
38 likes3 comments
blurb
Tonton
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
post image

I used this fantastic photo to illustrate my previous review of Dread Nation. I kept wondering who this could be; just found out a little more about her identity. She could have been a professional horsewoman in Paris during the Belle Époque: https://susannaforrest.wordpress.com/2018/02/14/everything-i-dont-know-about-sel...

quote
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
post image

"It's a cruel, cruel world and the people are the worst part."

SW-T Enjoyed this book! Waiting for the sequel. 5mo
45 likes1 comment
review
Rudis
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
post image
Pickpick

Wow. I binge read the book into one sitting, and what a novel. It grabbed my attention from the start and never let go. The characters were fantastic, as was their growth. The action was well done, and I liked the gradual evolution of what the heroine‘s main goal was.

hermyknee Yes!! I loved this one!! 5mo
37 likes1 comment
blurb
Laughterhp
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
post image

Checked the first thing off of #LitsyWalkersBingo

A Beaver knocked down this log and then we pushed another log across (not shown here), so we can walk across the stream (water) 😂

I also did some audio cleaning and started the tagged audiobook.

Most of the things I check off first will be nature since I‘ve been walking in my backyard mostly.

Kaye Good job ! 🌟 5mo
50 likes1 comment
blurb
Sharpeipup
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
post image

1. Dread Nation
2. All we ever wanted
3. Pride & Prejudice
#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

22 likes1 stack add
quote
Sharpeipup
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
post image

“But that's the way life goes most of the time: the thing you least count on comes along and ruins everything else you got planned.”
#quotes #audiobook

30 likes1 stack add
blurb
StellarDoc
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
post image

Pretty sure I read faster on the Kindle than in print. Anyone else feel the same way? #LazySaturday

Linda906 Definitely! I know that I read much quicker when I read on my kindle. I wonder why that is? 5mo
StellarDoc @Linda906 Someone needs to do a study, lol. 5mo
24 likes2 comments
blurb
Minispok
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
post image
Melli Where can I get a copy of the challenge so I can save it to my phone 5mo
48 likes2 comments
review
BookInMyHands
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
post image
Pickpick

I hate zombies. I was searching for audiobooks performed by Bahni Turpin and I was already hooked before I realized- there are ZOMBIES in this book! It‘s ALL about zombies. Shit.

The Civil War ends when both sides join together to fight a sudden 🧟‍♂️ infestation. Jane is a young black woman training to be a lady‘s attendant when she stumbles into a political plot that changes everything.

Even with 🧟‍♂️ I must admit I loved this book.

WhatDeeReads Turpin is the best. 6mo
Bklover Sounds interesting!! Zombies and all! 6mo
BookInMyHands @WhatDeeReads She really is. I have a voice crush on her. I‘ll listen to anything she reads. The new Angie Thomas book “On the Come Up” is out this week, read by Turpin! 6mo
Stephaniereads1 She is my favorite narrator!!! 6mo
GatheringBooks my 17 year old daughter and i are reading this aloud and enjoying it a lot! 6mo
89 likes1 stack add5 comments
blurb
Schlinkles
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
post image

Up next: the last book in this round of #lmpbc @TsundokuAleax @bookandcat

I‘ve been super curious about this book since I first saw the cover, looking forward to jumping in.

heikemarie I really liked it! 6mo
hermyknee I loved this one!!!! 6mo
TsundokuAleax I am so excited for you to read this and now I feel better about how behind I am. 6mo
Schlinkles @TsundokuAleax Good! I had a bunch of stuff that I absolutely had to read for work. Now I have some breathing room to get caught up. 6mo
43 likes4 comments
blurb
Minispok
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
post image

1. Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
2. The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal
3. "One must always be careful of books," said Tessa, "and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us".

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

46 likes3 comments
blurb
Johanna414
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
post image

Some exciting book mail came today! Some beautiful bookmarks from the Etsy shop of @That-Bookish-Hiker and my #justabookswap package from @inthegreensandblues - thank you so much, Christine! I‘ve really been wanting to read this one!
@TheBookKeepers

inthegreensandblues I hope you love it! 🤓 6mo
TheBookKeepers Oooo can‘t wait to see ur review on this one! It‘s also on my TBR! 😍😍😍 6mo
That-Bookish-Hiker Dread Nation is so good! Hope you like it. Happy you like the bookmarks! 😁 6mo
40 likes3 comments
review
taraWritesSci
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
post image
Pickpick

A fast-paced read inspired by the worst events in American history. But somehow it's not a complete miserable gut punch. This is the type of YA I can get behind.

Reggie I loved this one!!! 6mo
GatheringBooks i am reading this with my 17 year old girl and we are loving it 6mo
taraWritesSci @Reggie @GatheringBooks So good! My teen whisked it away to read now that I'm done. Had to grab a pic quick-like before she snagged it. 😜 6mo
46 likes3 comments
quote
taraWritesSci
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
post image

"It seems strange that in these very fraught time folks would be more concerned about hardworking people trying to find a better life than the monsters that actually want to eat them."

Indeed.

blurb
LibrarianRyan
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
post image

So we all know I suck at actual reading lists. So instead I have pulled together all my POC authors/characters and I will be reading from this pile. The only book I know I am missing is Dread Nation. I wonder where I put that?

I was also surprised at had more POC books then I thought.

#FebrurayTBR

Avanders Looks fun! 👏🏽👏🏽 6mo
104 likes2 comments
blurb
GatheringBooks
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
post image

#LiteraryLove Day 1: This is my #FebruaryTBR. Two books for the #WomenReadWomen2019 Read Along which I am hosting here. Naked Woman also fits our Warrior Woman quarterly reading theme (I think). Mary Oliver provides me with an abundance of blessing before sleeping. The Great Believers is for my Facebook Book club, while I am reading tagged book aloud with my 17 year old daughter who is loving the fast paced nature of the narrative.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks The Great Believers is on my wishlist!!! 🧡🧡 Great list!! (edited) 6mo
bunny I just bought that volume of Forough Farrokhzad's poetry yesterday! Hope you enjoy 😊 6mo
GatheringBooks @bunny oooh! we‘re doing a Read Along of the novel last week of February! Feel free to join us. I can tag you if you wish. 🧚🏼‍♀️📚💕 6mo
vkois88 Beautiful list 6mo
bunny @GatheringBooks That would be lovely, thank you! 6mo
75 likes5 comments
blurb
JulAnna
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
post image

Read Harder 2019- Alternate history. I am excited to start this one, it looks interesting 🤓

blurb
LibrarianRyan
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
post image

A teenager took down a King. The YA novel Dread Nation pulled ahead of Stephen King and managed to keep all its “Baby Teeth”. 😜

#LitsyAwards

blurb
hwestfall
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
post image

I am hooked! It has a historical fiction aspect, zombies, and the audiobook is read by Bahni Turpin 😍

review
Tonton
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
post image
Pickpick

Zombies on the loose in this fast and furious alternative history fantasy. Jane is sent to a combat academy where she learns killing skills. Though slavery is abolished、not much has changed. One way towards a better life is to become an Attendant、 or bodyguard, which Jane is ready to do with her scythes. Betrayal, friendship, racism, discrimination, action, misogyny, and a little hope. Nice way to counter the newsfeed irl!

Soubhiville I love this photo! 6mo
Tonton #Soubhiville Isn‘t it amazing? Found it on either Twitter or FB、had been saving it and fits my image of Jane perfectly. So strong, fearless, and beautiful. So curious about her. (edited) 6mo
48 likes3 stack adds3 comments
review
SoniaC
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
post image
Pickpick

This Book!!! I am absolutely dying for the sequel right this second! I loved it so much and got so swept up in the story. I need answers!!!

71 likes1 stack add
blurb
glitterkitty459
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
post image

#FriyayIntro @howjessreads

1️⃣ Teleport definitely-- I don't even have any grand plans, just like teleporting across the house lol 🤣
2️⃣ Finished this one the other day (it was great!!)
3️⃣ No not really
4️⃣ Series of Unfortunate Events, (final season 😭)Maniac, and She-ra 😍😍
5️⃣ ✔️✔️

LouiseWalters Teleport, A visit from the goon squad (almost finished). NY Resoltuions : loose 7 kg, get fit, lower golf handicap, read a book every fortnight. Netflix- The Kominsky Method. (edited) 6mo
99 likes2 stack adds1 comment
blurb
UnabridgedPod
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
post image

Check out Unabridged pod‘s newest episode: we take on Justina Ireland‘s Dread Nation, a fabulous, action-packed YA novel. Take the Civil War, add zombies, and see what happens. Love it!!! ❤️ 📚 🧟‍♀️

15 likes1 comment
blurb
SoniaC
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
post image

Started this one yesterday and boy does it grab you immediately! Loving it so far. All hell just broke loose!

65 likes1 stack add
review
REPollock
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
post image
Mehso-so

I should have loved this book. The concept is great and I think it‘s been optioned for film/TV, which will probably be amazing. It needed more editing, because it‘s about 20% too long w/superfluous words. Sentences in which blocking occurs (characters taking a step forward & doing something, as opposed to just doing the thing, etc). Too many named characters & confusing similar names among the tertiary ones (Bill/Bob, Cora/Cary, Maisie/Merry).

21 likes1 stack add