Controlling the Dead (The Famished Trilogy, #2)

Controlling the Dead (The Famished Trilogy, #2) With The Help Of Her New Companions, The Path Kansas Follows Leads To Knowledge Of The Ever Adapting FamishedThe Team Finds Help In Unlikely Places, Meeting Survivors, And Discovers The Possibility Of A New BeginningWhen 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 TwiceAs 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 This Edition Includes A Bonus Scene

Annie Walls is an author of dark and urban fantasy She resides on the Tennessee countryside with her husband, son, and bulldog Far, far away from society She s a romantic and misanthropist When she is not writing, she is reading.

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  • Kindle Edition
  • 249 pages
  • Controlling the Dead (The Famished Trilogy, #2)
  • Annie Walls
  • English
  • 28 September 2018

10 thoughts on “Controlling the Dead (The Famished Trilogy, #2)

  1. says:

    Originally reviewed at Romancing the Dark Side A superb sequel that stirs up every emotion possible while reading Controlling the Dead wastes no time in getting to the nitty gritty of things picking up right where Taking the Dead left us, with a lot of questions to be answered Kansas aka Kan is trying her best to recover after her horrific attack at the end of book one, but is finding it hard to readjust to life now that s she back home in the community She s become somewhat of a loner although I can t blame her but is determined to keep the ones closest to her safe by any means The stakes are higher than ever in this post apocalyptic world and just when you think things are going well, new revelations surface that force Kansas to make some life changing choices.First let me start off by saying this book is so much than just a zombie book The world building and story in Controlling the Dead and series is phenomenal The characters are just as unique as the plot and pull at your heartstrings with their raw emotion, it s impossible to not feel a connection to them Ms Walls loves to put her characters through the ringer, but each obstacle they face makes them that much stronger The relationships are just as complex as their world but they ve managed to keep their humanity intact, their loyalty to each other and their cause is what keeps them going strong and what I love the most There are no guaranteed HEAs in this world and the endgame is unpredictable.Despite all the physical and emotional pain Kan has undergone, she remains the fiercely strong heroine I grew to love in Taking on the Dead. Seeking what she knows best, solace, she moves out on her own and tries to make sense of everything that has happened in the last couple of months and how to rebuild her relationships and her new life There s a new secret ability she has now that makes Kan a very special asset which was a great unforeseen twist that I m excited about What I love most about her character is her determination and loyalty to everyone around her, she s not afraid to sacrifice herself for the well being of others and will stop at nothing to keep them safe Kan can sometimes put a wall up and doesn t let people in easily which is totally acceptable during the zombie apocalypse , but she slowly brings that wall down and opens up to her friends as the story progresses.I like my books with a little romantic element to them, even when you re dealing with the undead, so I was thrilled to have a dash of romance thrown into the story The best romances are the ones that develop through time and that s why I ve been a fan of Rudy and Kan s relationship Their chemistry is undeniable and while they ve kept things platonic, you know they have feelings for each other Rudy loves Kan and knows her better than she knows herself, he never treats her like a victim, knows how to give her space and supports her in all her choices I love their friendship and how they make each other better people I was a little worried about the semi love triangle that I saw developing in the last book between Rudy, Mac Rudy s friend and Kan but she makes pretty clear who holds her heart putting my uneasiness to rest I ve been Team Rudy from the beginning and while he has a few secrets of his own his feelings for Kan are true Just when I thought I d get no smexiness from these two in this book things heat up and needless to say I wasn t left wanting.The supporting characters in Controlling the Dead are as well developed as the hero and heroine Mac, Reece, Glinda and even Guido each bring a different dynamic to the story and add plenty of humor with their sarcasm and charm It s great to see their interactions and relationships, it brings a sense of normalcy in a world filled with famished zombies and chaos My heart was broken when view spoiler Mac was shot and eventually died hide spoiler

  2. says:

    I am DYING to get my hands on this baby

  3. says:

    I m mad at you Annie Walls and I think you know why Despite me being pissed, I still loved this book Another job well done

  4. says:

    I enjoyed this book almost as much as I enjoyed the first book It starts exactly where book 1 ended We start off with Kan and Reese off looking for Mago From there it takes a crazy turn and there is not a lot of breathing time in between all the excitement going on Starting book 2 so long after reading book 1 was a struggle I couldn t remember exactly how things went in the first book and the second book does not backtrack I am a bit disappointed that book 2 has been out since 2013 and at 2018, book 3 still hasn t been released With the ended that I just read, it is a struggle not to go crazy

  5. says:

    I actually rated this book 4.5 stars but when leaving reviews on sites such as , Goodreads, BN..I always round up to the next full star.Reese and Kan have made their way to NOLA in search of some answers And the only person who can help them is Mago Once they do find him, the answers they seek are not what they want to hear This world they live in is messed up and it is only getting worse And things will only get weirder for Kan On top of all the crap she has been through this is definitely not a good thing AH It is so good to be back hanging out with Kan and Rudy and Mac again Only problem is Kan is absolutely losing it And rightly so But this girl is cracking and needs some serious help before it puts her right over the edge Rudy has his own problems to handle, so he may not be the best person to help her out with hers Mac is flighty and hard to pin down, so he may not be what she needs either All I know is someone has got to step up and help this girl out before it is too late If you are looking for a slow pace book lacking emotion, zombies and suspense, it is best to move on then There is always something going on in this book you will never find a dull moment Absolutely amazing And even heartbreaking My heart hurt so bad reading this one This is one author who isn t afraid to ruffle a few feathers and break some hearts So prepare yourself now.I will say that there wasn t a whole lot of romance though And that was kind of a bummer for me Sure there is lots of flirting going on, but nothing that amounted to anything really Well not until the very end pretty much And I do understand why there wasn t much romance, I mean, I wouldn t be in a romantic mood either after all that Kan was put through in the first book I was really hoping for something to transpire between Rudy and Kan than what did But, Walls knows what she is doing and I am going to trust that it will all work out And when you read the book, at the end is a special passage from Rudy s POV And it totally made this book Love slice and dice zombie reads Of course you do This is the book for you If you have read the first book, you are most definitely are going to want to read this one The ending of the first book had to have peaked your interest, am I right So what are you waiting for Get on this one Like now NOW

  6. says:

    I could very well give Controlling the Dead five stars I should actually be giving it five stars But I can t Because of the events that took place in this book broke my heart I can t and won t spoil it for fans who are anxiously awaiting this book.Controlling the Dead expands, explains, and then cloaks itself back under it s veil For all the answers that we get, a few pop up For all the revelations, things come to the surface Who are the good guys Who are the bad guys All I can tell you is that by the end of the book the only character I trust is Kan So many things happen to her that I can see why she often wants to go back into her hole I can t wait until she lets me take a peek at book three The action and romance that you loved or for some strange reason hated is still here So yeah, if you hated the romance aspect of the first book then you probably won t like this one.I, for the record, can t stand reading books that are devoid of romance and sex It s boring and not true to human nature Annie is still the queen of gross descriptions Seriously Ugh It s so good, and bad that I could very vividly imagine what these things look and smelled like Kan spends a good time dealing with her attack at the end of book one She also carries a huge load of guilt It affects her and the choices she makes, but I never felt like I was wallowing in her pity party She grows as a character, and the story grows Overall Controlling the Dead was everything I wanted Kind of But I can t speak of that Annie knows what I am talking about I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

  7. says:

    Kansas has survived zombies,heartache and so much but her journey isn t over She has made new friends and found out many things she didn t know before She has to learn to let herself heal and find out answers to the questions she has This is a long hard road to travel and the zombies may be the least of her worries.Kansas is one of my absolute favorite characters of all time She kicks ass and great at surviving She has weaker moments I think in this book but she has been through so much it isn t any wonder It just really makes her that much fantastic She has to figure out something strange that is happening to her her now Along with Kansas are the great and the not so great characters you meet in the first book along with some new ones.This is one of my favorite series and not just because it has zombies but because while reading it you feel you are inside Kansas s head You really live her life This book adds so much to the plot sometimes the second book doesn t live up to the first but this one certainly does Kansas has really hard decisions to make in this book There is tons of action and the book never slows down It keeps you entertained from page one I will say I had my heartbroken reading this but won t give any spoilers If you want an amazing story of survival pick this up You don t have to be a fan of zombies to read this series there is so much to the books.

  8. says:

    I absolutely loved it Annie Walls you did not disappoint So much happened in this book, I couldnt put it down I dont want to say too much to spoil anything. but you get alot of questions answered. and then pop up And the descriptions of the famished are awesome its almost as if you are right there and can see, hear and smell these things.Kan grew alot on this book and had alot of emotional ups and downs but the whole way I was rooting for her Overall I looved this book and am gunna sit here and chew my nails until I get the third oh and I 3 Rudy.

  9. says:

    Amazeballs Gritty, gorey, unexpected and hot Loved every second, every word Cannot wait for Living with the dead I need it.

  10. says:

    ANNIE I NEED THE NEXT BOOK I m frothing at the mouth like a dirty blood zombie for it

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