Thursday, 2 July 2020

Justina Ireland

Author Website | Bibliography & Rights Information

Novels | Biblio & Rights Info
Dread Nation
Deathless Divide
Vengeance Bound
Promise of Shadows
Ophie’s Ghosts

REVIEWS

For DREAD NATION

“Abundant action, thoughtful worldbuilding, and a brave, smart, and skillfully drawn cast entertain as Ireland illustrates the ignorance and immorality of racial discrimination and examines the relationship between equality and freedom.”

Publishers Weekly
Starred Review!

“With a shrewd, scythe-wielding protagonist of color, DREAD NATION is an exciting must-read.”

Kirkus
Starred Review!

“Jane is a capable, strong heroine maneuvering through a world that is brilliant and gut-wrenching. DREAD NATION will take readers on a breathless ride from beginning to end. ”

Booklist
Starred Review!

“A perfect blend of horrors real and imagined, perfect for public and school libraries and fans of The Walking Dead.”

Library Journal
Starred Review!

“This absorbing page-turner works on multiple levels: as unflinching alternate history set in post-Reconstruction-era Maryland and Kansas; as a refreshingly subversive action story starring a badass heroine; as zombie fiction suspenseful; and as a compelling exhortation to scrutinize the racist underpinnings of contemporary American sociopolitical systems.”

—Horn Book
Starred Review!

“DREAD NATION will catch readers off-guard with its blend of genres: it starts out as a historical thriller but then tosses in hard hits of mystery, dystopian reimaginings, romance, and humor. Jane’s voice and narration, despite the era, find familiar to more contemporary considerations of Black girlhood, with elements such as beauty standards, colorism, and friendships poignantly dispersed and discussed throughout.”

Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
Starred Review!

For DEATHLESS DIVIDE

“The imaginative integration of real-world historical players into an equally messy, gruesome chronology artfully developed by the author makes this stand out. A seriously satisfying, worthy, and well-crafted sequel.”

Kirkus
Starred Review!

“In Ireland’s riveting sequel to Dread Nation… Ireland tackles heavy questions about racism, nationalism, and identity against a historical fantasy backdrop.

—Booklist
Starred Review!

“Ireland threads her thrilling plot with incisive commentary about race, gender, and power that will appeal to today’s activist teen readers.”

—The Horn Book Reviews

“This sequel adds Katherine’s voice to the narration, and she’s an effectively compelling foil to Jane in every way, from her proper nineteenth-century manners and concern for etiquette to her optimistic view of a future beyond being merely an Attendant.”

The Center for Children’s Books

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Dread Nation

  • NA, UK rights to Titan at auction
  • New York Times Bestseller
  • Featured on Paste Magazine’s “Best Books of the 2010s

Deathless Divide

Vengence Bound

Promise of Shadows

Ophie’s Ghosts