Reminiscent of Alice in Zombieland, Dread Nation is the Walking Dead, immediately post slavery.
Jane McKeene, is a black girl during the most difficult of times. Although slavery has been abolished, the negro is no more accepted than they were before.
Educated in the art of killing the dead, Jane is a force to be reckoned with. With sass, that is unmatched--Jane quickly became one of my favorite characters.
I admired her zest, and her unwavering bravery. Despite the circumstance, Jane stood up for what she believed in, and fought to the very end for both herself, but every other person that was mistreated before and after her.
Although this reads like a historical fiction, the tone--and the feelings the novel incites is very timely, and very now.
The characters are easy to root for, and so very easy to follow along with. The plot itself is intriguing--but by the end, I felt like there was more to see--and I can see why this will be a series, and I have a feeling it's going to be an exciting series.
For the romance lovers, there's not much in that department--but I do believe, there will be more of it in book two--and it's something to look forward to.
All in all, the book reads well, is well-written, and is filled with gore and excitement. If you love the walking dead, a little bit of history--and a lot of sass, this book is for you!