Deathless Divide (Dread Nation #2)

Deathless Divide - Justina Ireland

The publication of this book was pushed back two or three times over the course of its production, which means that even though I held off on reading the first book for several months, I still had to wait nearly a year and a half for the sequel. It was well worth it. Deathless Divide is about 100 pages longer than Dread Nation and packs a whole lot more punch. Ireland was super mean to her characters, putting them through one rusty existential meat grinder after another, and I love her for it.


I still don’t like present tense, but Ireland’s pretty good at it, and I really enjoyed the addition of Katherine’s POV. I kind of dismissed her in the first book, but getting inside her head and seeing how she uses corsets and good manners to mask her anxiety totally won me over.


On a side note, this makes THREE whole books about zombies that I didn’t hate. Will wonders never cease?