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Justina Ireland

Author of Dread Nation

60+ Works 3,838 Members 217 Reviews 1 Favorited

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Works by Justina Ireland

Dread Nation (2018) 1,721 copies
Deathless Divide (2020) 440 copies
Ophie’s Ghosts (2021) 187 copies
Promise of Shadows (2014) 182 copies
Rust in the Root (2022) 157 copies
Star Wars: The High Republic Path of Deceit (2022) — Author — 128 copies
Chaos & Flame (2023) — Author — 125 copies
Vengeance Bound (2013) 112 copies
Scream Site (2018) 27 copies
FIYAH: Year 2 2 copies
Girl Reaper 1 copy

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Trying to decide between 4.5 and 5, but nevertheless this was amazing. I was totally enthralled, beginning to end.
 
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lizjenkins | 108 other reviews | Mar 10, 2024 |
Plot-driven Reconstruction-era historical fantasy where an undead plague derailed the American Civil War, and where slavery was abolished but immediately replaced with government-mandated zombie hunter training. While Dread Nation tells an alternate history of the U.S., its premise still felt relevant to today, and author Justina Ireland works hard to do justice to this time period's racial tension and dissatisfaction.

I am not the target audience for this book; I prefer character development over plot progression, historical fiction isn't my cup of tea, and I'm not into zombie horror. But even with all that working against me, I could tell that Dread Nation was quality and would appeal to many readers for good reason.… (more)
 
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boopingaround | 108 other reviews | Mar 6, 2024 |
Dang, this really is such a phenomenal world Ireland has created! I adore the blend of history and zombie, and the main characters (Jane and Kate) are a BLAST to read. They're both so well fleshed-out and their dynamic together is phenomenal - I would have either of them on my zombie-fighting team in a heartbeat. This book loses nothing on the reread, but just allows the reader to appreciate all the details, humor, and action all the more.
 
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deborahee | 108 other reviews | Feb 23, 2024 |
My review of this book can be found on my YouTube Vlog at:

https://youtu.be/EShbj6t1fgQ

Enjoy!
 
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booklover3258 | 108 other reviews | Jan 24, 2024 |

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Works
60
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Members
3,838
Popularity
#6,605
Rating
3.9
Reviews
217
ISBNs
138
Languages
4
Favorited
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