I’m joining in the fun with a Can’t-Wait Wednesday (yes, I know it’s Thursday, hush), a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Usually the books are ones yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.
Published by Balzer + Bray on February 4, 2020
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The sequel to Dread Nation is a journey of revenge and salvation across a divided America.
After the fall of Summerland, Jane McKeene hoped her life would get simpler: Get out of town, stay alive, and head west to California to find her mother.
But nothing is easy when you're a girl trained in putting down the restless dead, and a devastating loss on the road to a protected village called Nicodermus has Jane questioning everything she thought she knew about surviving in 1880's America.
What's more, this safe haven is not what it appears - as Jane discovers when she sees familiar faces from Summerland amid this new society. Caught between mysteries and lies, the undead, and her own inner demons, Jane soon finds herself on a dark path of blood and violence that threatens to consume her.
But she won't be in it alone.
Katherine Deveraux never expected to be allied with Jane McKeene. But after the hell she has endured, she knows friends are hard to come by - and that Jane needs her, too, whether Jane wants to admit it or not.
Watching Jane's back, however, is more than she bargained for, and when they both reach a breaking point, it's up to Katherine to keep hope alive - even as she begins to fear that there is no happily-ever-after for girls like her.
OMG IT’S FINALLY (almost) HERE!!! I have been waiting for two years for this sequel to Dread Nation – a book I had some mixed feelings about but that I was definitely invested in and that ended on such a cliffhanger it was pretty much impossible to not want the next book IMMEDIATELY. I’m so excited. Also, look at the amazing cover. All the heart eyes. If you haven’t read Dread Nation click the link above to read my review and then go get your hands on a copy! This alternate history world involving zombies and the young people of color trained and hired to kill them (but still treated as second class citizens) is both fascinating and heartbreaking.
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