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If you haven’t gotten on the DREAD NATION hype train yet, you really need to read that book and board it, stat. Not only is it a super clever, alternate history look at social and racial divisions, but it’s also super epic and action-packed. Because this world began anew when the dead rose from the battlefields of the Civil War. Seriously, DREAD NATION is clever and brutal in all the best ways.

But it’s not alone! Other zombified YA—like the searing DEVILS UNTO DUST—have us really wondering… do we have what it takes to survive in a world teaming with zombies? Can we take on the shamblers from DREAD NATION and live to tell the tale?

If you need some help before you dive into this, we have a handy little post all about the etiquette of shambler killing right here. Study up, because this is life or death!

 

Would You Survive a Zombie Apocalypse?

 

About Dread Nation

Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields.

In this new America, safety for all depends on the work of a few, and laws like the Negro and Native 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.

But that’s not a life she 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 desperate fight against some powerful enemies. And the restless dead, it would seem, are the least of her problems.

 


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