In this alternative history, shamblers (zombies) rise from the ground at the battle of Gettysburg. From here, the history of the United States takes an unexpected turn. Jane McKeene, our headstrong, brave, biracial, female protagonist is enrolled in a combat school. Once Black and Native American children reach a certain age, they are forced to join these combat schools to learn how to kill shamblers as well as to learn "proper etiquette." The plot was thought-provoking and suspenseful. There was a balance of fighting, romance and strong female characters that find themselves in some messed up situations. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a good zombie read, or if they're just looking for a thrill.
When families go missing in Baltimore County, Jane McKeene, who is studying to become an Attendant, finds herself in the middle of a conspiracy that has her fighting for her life against powerful enemies.