Sunday, October 27, 2013

Review of Controlling the Dead by Annie Walls

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Controlling the Dead

Release Day Controlling the Dead by Annie Walls

Title: Controlling the Dead (The Famished Trilogy #2) Author: Annie Walls Published: Oct. 27, 2013 Blurb: With the help of her new companions, the path Kansas follows leads to more knowledge of the ever adapting famished. The team finds help in unlikely places, meeting more survivors, and discovers the possibility of a new beginning. When the team experiences a devastating loss, Kansas struggles to keep her humanity from fading and distorting like that of the surviving society around her. It begins with knowing who to trust and who to leave behind. First, she must trust herself – she won't make the same mistakes twice. As the answers to her questions are revealed, Kansas begins to understand the knowledge comes with a heavy price and great responsibility of controlling the dead. In a trilogy plot thick with twists and turns, this adult dark fantasy is as emotional as it is horrifyingly gripping.

About the Author

anniewalls Author of dark fantasy and sub-genres of horror. Voracious Reader and Googler. Lover of dark humor. Horror Buff. Zombie Apocalypse Enthusiast. Loyal Cracked follower. Pinterest Addict. Wife of adoring husband. Mother of a seven year old Bruce Wayne. Cook. Maid. Kisser of boo-boos. Ultimate Time Waster. Perfect Procrastinator. Lolly Gagger. Trubie. Cake Decorator. Tea Drinker. Sculpey Sculptor. Girl Gamer. Perfectionist in the art of Facebook stalking. And now, God help me, a blogger. Oh yeah, and a twitter, twatter, tweeter. Well yeah, I'm one crafty bitch.

Sheri's Review:
Jenn picked up the first book at Orlando Indie Fest on a whim.  She said the cover looked interesting.  Needless to say we devoured the book and have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of this the second story.  What I didn’t realize was that this is only the 2nd book the author has written.  That honestly floors me!
 This is an amazing story, it’s extremely well written.  The plot is unique and interesting. The characters are easy to connect with and have quickly carved a place in my heart.  I love that it’s not predictable.  They go through hell and back and come out stronger for it.  They have each other’s back and prove it over and over again.
Kan (Kansas) is one tough lady.  She has literally killed those she loves, and has been brutally beaten down physically and mentally.  Yet, she preserves and fights and try’s to save the innocents around her no matter what.  She is someone you would love to have by your side in any fight.  It has a price though, she has closed herself off.  She is afraid to let anyone in too closely and in this book we start to see things unravel.  She has a wonderful group for friends that won’t let her fail though.
Rudy, oh Rudy.  How I love thee.  Rudy is just awesome.  He has a lot of secrets we are still learning. His past is a bit of a mystery and you just never know what is going to be revealed next.  One thing for sure is he loves Kan.
Mac is well he is a great friend to have around.  He has his secrets, and sometime I question his motives, but you know that it all comes out of his desire to protect those he cares about.
This story took me on some twists and turns that I didn’t expect.  To be honest they threw me totally.  I think I have something figured out and then a couple of pages later another twist and I am left reeling again.  So many things that just seem off, but I don’t know if I am being paranoid or if it really is that way.
 I love that even though they are in the middle of a zombie apocolaypse and they are fighting for their lives almost every day that they have time to just be and have fun.  That you can see them having normal conversations while putrids are pounding on the gate is so cool.  I literally busted out laughing when they were discussing Kan’s shaving habits.  It just seemed so surreal!
This story has everything, a fantastic plot, loveable characters, suspense and gore, love and friendship.  This is without a doubt an author I will be stalking so that I don’t miss a single book she releases.
Overall   Rating:

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  1. Loved this book! I want more Rudy! <3

  2. I love this serious! I want more and more!! Annie walls is such a talented author. I have read many zombie books and this is one of my favorites!!

  3. I haven't written my review yet so, sadly, I had to skip past yours. I do love your rating and can't wait to see how this book ends!

    1. No worries, No spoilers were mentioned for that exact reason.

  4. I've been waiting forever and its finally here! Yay, can't wait to read it :) Thanks for the post & giveaway!