Locus Award WinnerDread Nation SeriesDread Nation (#1)Justina Ireland
- Dread Nation SeriesDeathless Divide (#2)Justina Ireland
- StandalonePromise of ShadowsJustina Ireland
- StandaloneVengeance BoundJustina Ireland
- individualStar Wars: Lando’s LuckJustina Ireland
- individualStar Wars: Spark of the ResistanceJustina Ireland
- individualStar Wars: The Test of CourageJustina Ireland
Dread Nation Series
Dread Nation (#1)
"With a shrewd, scythe-wielding protagonist of color, DREAD NATION is an exciting must-read.”
“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.”
"Ireland delivers a necessary, subversive, and explosive novel with her fantasy-laced alternate history [...] maneuvering through a world that is brilliant and gut-wrenching."
"A perfect blend of horrors real and imagined, perfect for public and school libraries and fans of The Walking Dead.”
“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.”
“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.”
Deathless Divide (#2)
“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
“DEATHLESS DIVIDE is staggering in what it achieves. It’s satisfying, exciting at times, and powerful.”
“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
Promise of Shadows
"Ireland does a wonderful job of creating characters described in myths and bringing them to our world […] Ireland also does a masterful job with throwaway comments that reveal the diversity in her characters with regard to race, sexuality, and of course, immortality without being heavy handed […] a healthy dose of action, a strong thread of humor, and just a touch of romance."
VOYA, Starred Review
"Zephyr’s narration hooks readers with snappy, hilarious one-liners. A dark, slyly funny read."
" [A] solid book [...] the mythos Ireland creates strikes the right mix of familiarity and invention, and is well worth exploring."
"The fast pacing and dynamic plot will engage readers [...] The snappy, hilarious dialogue between the protagonist and her friends balances the ominous apocalyptic story line, which will also attract fans of The Hunger Games, Divergent, and underdog heroines."
"Buffy meets Dexter with a sprinkling of Aeschylus"
"An original take on possession."