Review: Taking on the Dead (The Famished Trilogy #1) by Annie Walls

June 4, 2013 Review 0

Review: Taking on the Dead  (The Famished Trilogy #1) by Annie Walls

Life for Kansas was perfect until the day the world changed.

She has been hiding out for four years in solitude. It's the only way to survive. The only way not to draw the living dead. Helping a small group of people, she learns the new world might not be what she assumes. Venturing out of her refuge and comfort zone, she meets Rudy, who helps her find a greater purpose. She realizes that the world has moved on without her. Only it's not what she expects. Her knowledge of the living dead grows and only makes her more curious as humanity continues to hang on by a thread. While on her search for answers she finds comfort in new friendships and love, but her past seems as if it will haunt her forever.

Kansas takes it upon herself to help other survivors, which would be easy if the famished were the only obstacles.

In a trilogy plot thick with twists and turns, this adult dark fantasy is emotional as much as it is horrifyingly gripping.

*Not intended for a young audience. Mature content.*

Title: Taking on the Dead
Author: Annie Walls
Series: The Famished Trilogy #1
Published by Self
Source: Author
Published: 9/20/2012
Genres: Romance, Zombie Apocalypse
Pages: 352
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Stars: five-stars
Flames: three-flames

I have to say I really enjoyed this novel. The story jumps right in to the day the world changed. There was a lot of action and fighting as well as zombies. This was a zombie apocalypse novel but also a romance novel as well. I think it worked well together.

The book is written in first person from Kansas’s point of view. Kansas is a very brave young woman. She has been on her own for 4 years and still survives without being insane. When she tries to help others I found that what she was thinking and feeling I could completely see someone reacting the way she does. Also the full name of Kansas is just awesome.

The people Kansas encounters along the way and the experiences she has were unusual but really made this story even better. I loved the twists and turns in this story. The characters she meets and becomes friends and partners with were lively and unusual. This book has a little of everything in it from hookers, to clubs to extreme religious fanatics that kidnap girls to government conspiracies and voodoo.

The one thing in this book that really stands out that I have not seen in other zombie books and movies is the fact that they have a night club at the compound that they stay in for a while that the owner displays newly turned zombies in cages or tied up to pillars. They were used to tease them or just to display for entertainment. It definitely was unique and added an extra layer of originality to this story. Also as I watched Zombieland if I was keeping a book with the rules to survive in Zombieland I would also write down the tip as to why you do not throw malatov cocktails at them.

I can’t wait for when the next book comes out so that I can read it also. I want to see what happens in New Orleans. If you read this story I do not think you will be disappointed.

Rachel

                            

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