Thursday, November 22, 2018

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

Wow! Only put it down b/c I had to go to bed...

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland is in the top three books I've listened to this year. I couldn't put it down and only did when it was bedtime (reluctantly). Even got guff from my family that I was listening to a book vs. talking with them. So yes, this book is fantastic and you should be listening/reading it. This would make one brilliant kick-butt TV series or movie if done right. Full review below...

Where to purchase:
Barnes & Noble
Indie Bound

Where to find the author:
Justina Ireland

I do no usually read any war related or slavery books, but thought I'd give it a chance since it had zombies (aka shamblers) in it. The book takes place at what should have been the Battle of Gettysburg during the Civil War, however, instead of that battle transpiring, dead soldiers turn to zombies and the fight is on. The book's main characters is Jane, a strong-willed young lady who has her own ways of dealing with the problems in the world. I'm not going to say anything more than this as I do not want to spoil the surprises.

I would love more books in the series, but there's also that part of me that says "This book is perfect how it is". I will certainly be checking out Justina's other books, along with the narrator. Bahni Tuprin is in my top three narrators. Do yourself a favor and listen to this book.

Parental guidance/Trigger warnings: This book is set to the time around the Civil War. Not going into specifics other than racism, sexism, slavery, killing, use of weapons, and like-things happening. There is one brutal descriptive scene of a lashing and a woman's breasts are exposed to the public. Minimal romance/talk of relationships (more along the lines of having a crush on a guy, mentions of loving a guy/being in a relationship in the past but no sex or sex talk from what I recall).

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