When I saw this book I was blown away by the cover. Then I read the summary and clicked buy ASAP! This was amazing steampunk version with zombies and the aftermath of the American Civil War. With a black girl as lead! The book held me fast and I kept reading until early in the morning. It was so believable that it gave me chills, especially when she described how former slaves or those of minority were used as canon fodder to fight zombies. It was heart breaking and I still loved the book. I really, really need a part two if this awesome heroine, Jane McKeene.