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About the Author
Justina Ireland is the New York Times bestselling author of Dread Nation and its sequel, Deathless Divide, as well as Vengeance Bound and Promise of Shadows. She is also one of the creators of the Star Wars High Republic series and is the author of the Star Wars adventures A Test of Courage, Out of the Shadows, and Mission to Disaster. She lives with her family in Maryland, where she enjoys dark chocolate and dark humor and is not too proud to admit that she's still afraid of the dark. You can visit her online at justinaireland.com.
"At its core the book delves into a spectrum of black girls' and women's experiences, kinship, and necessary resilience. 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 Reviews (starred review)
"Irascible Jane McKeene and posh Katherine Deveraux, zombie-dispatching graduates of Miss Preston's School of Combat for Negro Girls, are back in this suspenseful, satisfying sequel to Dread Nation. 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
"Shambler attacks, narrow escapes, and heartbreaking decisions keep the pace riding high in the first part, but the transition to the girls' separate journeys west pulls in the reins, giving thoughtful consideration to the layers of racism and oppression that continue to plague a society already literally plagued by the past." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books