Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Tressa @ Wishful Endings where bloggers share their most anticipated reads that haven’t been released yet. Join us every Wednesday and watch your TBR list multiply. Cover is linked to Goodreads.

This week my Can’t-Wait Wednesday pick is Justina Ireland’s Dread Nation. I can’t think of a single book that has a similar premise. I am anxiously waiting for this one to arrive at my doorstep. I just burnt my lunch while putting this post together because I was thinking about this book and forgot about my food. That should tell you all you need to know about my excitement over this one. This one also comes with a preorder incentive (postcards and stickers pictured below). It doesn’t come out until April 3rd, so there’s still time to preorder!

 width=Title: Dread Nation
Author: Justina Ireland
Series: Dread Nation, #1
Pages: 464
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release Date: April 3, 2018

      “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.


Are you participating in Can’t-Wait Wednesday or Waiting on Wednesday? Is this book on your TBR? Be sure to leave a link to your post in the comments and I’ll visit!

30 thoughts on “Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

  1. I’m excited about the forthcoming novel Dead Men’s Trousers, the 3rd book with the gang from Trainspotting, by Irvine Welsh. Everyone is on Twitter trying to guess which charcter will die. People are attached to all four, even though they’re all pieces of garbage for their own reasons.

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  2. I’ve not heard of this book until I read about it a few posts back (I think it was one of your TTT) that brought this book to my attention. Now, I’m all curious, too! And, I may just burn my food thinking about it. 😉

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