Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday # 43- Controlling the Dead

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly meme
 hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine


Controlling the Dead
by Annie Walls
Series: The Famished Trilogy #2
Expected publication: June 2013
Genre: Adult Zombie- Post Apocalyptic
Read my review of book #1 Taking on the Dead 


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.
Taking on the Dead made my top ten list for Adult Fiction in 2012 and I am on pins and needles waiting for book two. With fleshed out characters, a gritty and dark storyline that completely engages you this series is a must read for zombie lovers and post-apocalyptic fans!  


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64 Comments:

At July 17, 2013 at 9:53 PM , Anonymous Book Wookie said...

I have a love / hate relationship with Waiting on Wednesday. I love finding out about all these books that I absolutely must read, but I hate watching my TBR pile get larger and larger. Aaaaa! :P

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:03 PM , Anonymous Debbie Haupt said...

Thanks Kim for a great post. Hmmm I'm waiting on the new Mark Lawrence Emperor of Thorns to end his dark fantasy trilogy.

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:08 PM , Anonymous Danielle Chapman said...

Interesting pick! Thanks for the giveaway!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:09 PM , Anonymous Tonyalee said...

Sounds interesting ! :) My WoW

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:09 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

will send out bookmarks on Friday and thanks Kathy!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:10 PM , Anonymous Kathy Geiser said...

THANK YOU. Will continue to follow you page.

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:10 PM , Anonymous Book Swoon said...

Controlling the Dead sounds pretty amazing, especially for Zombie- Post Apocalyptic lovers like me. Glad I stopped by because I haven't heard of this series yet! *Adding to Goodreads TBR list* Thanks.

Kimberly @ Book Swoon

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:29 PM , Anonymous Melissa said...

Hmmm, this is a new one to me. I'm curious. :)

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:33 PM , Anonymous Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Oh this sounds so interesting. So need to check out this series!!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:47 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

I agree Kathy!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:47 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Read it!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:47 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

I loved book one :)

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:47 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Me too Lisa!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:47 PM , Anonymous Turning the Pages said...

Sounds like this one will be a really good read. Nice pick Kimberly!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:47 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

thanks Kimberly!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:47 PM , Anonymous Angela C. said...

This sounds so good! I can't wait!!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:47 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

thanks Angela!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:47 PM , Anonymous Lauren said...

Ooh this sounds like my kind of series. *runs off to check out Taking on the Dead* Zombies + one of your fave adult 2012 books, how can I resist? :-) Great WoW pick!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:47 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Lauren it was epic and dark and gritty and real and OMG!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:47 PM , Anonymous Rose M. said...

Nope, I have not read this book. Thanks for having the giveaway.

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:47 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

thanks Rose and good luck!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:47 PM , Anonymous Heidi said...

WHy have I not heard of this series, Seriously?? I better look into it and maybe do it for Something Wicked. I am on the hunt for Wicked books!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:47 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

ooh author is wonderful to work with. Go to her site and email her, tell her your plans!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:48 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

ooh you do! you do!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:48 PM , Anonymous A Belle's Tales said...

Oh my goodness - why have I not read the first book, Taking on the Dead?? I must remedy this horrific injustice at once!! Thanks so much for bringing both books to my attention and for the awesome giveaway! *huggles*

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:48 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

yes...I hope you love it as much as me!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:48 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

*happy dance*

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:48 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

ooh I hope you do Nat..:)

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:48 PM , Anonymous Toni @ My Book Addiction said...

I'm still trying to come up with a brilliant question to ask for the giveaway. So glad I have plenty of time! haha

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:48 PM , Anonymous Shaheen said...

I love the cover! I can't believe I haven't heard of this before, I am going to look into it :D Wonderful pick as always!!

Shaheen @ Speculating on SpecFic

Check out what I'm waiting on!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:48 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Book one rocked my face off!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:48 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

you are very welcome and I hope you get to read them!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:48 PM , Anonymous Jessica@a GREAT read said...

OOh interesting read! I haven't heard of that one!

Here's my WoW

Have a GREAT day!

Old Follower :)

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:48 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

thanks Jessica, love this series!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:48 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

I am very excited and yes I have mad love for book one!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:48 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

I cannot say enough good things about book one..love it!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:48 PM , Anonymous Jennifer Bielman said...

Ooooh, this series looks cool. I need to look up the first book. I am all about the zombies.

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:48 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

this wa epic, will dark gritty world building and characters that are complex..love Kansas!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:48 PM , Anonymous Obsession withBooks said...

I remember your review for the first book in this series, the sequel sounds just as good!

A great WoW -http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com.au/2013/05/waiting-on-wednesday-allegiant-by.html

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:48 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

ooh yes I have mad love for it!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:48 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

*nods head*

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:48 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

thanks Tonyalee!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:48 PM , Anonymous brandileigh2003 said...

Hmm, I haven't heard of this one yet.

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:48 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Well good, now I've got it on your radar!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:48 PM , Anonymous Nick said...

Never heard of the series, but sounds great!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:48 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

ooh Nick you are missing out!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:48 PM , Anonymous kindlemom1 said...

Oh I need to check and see if I have the first book in this series or not.
Great pick!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:48 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

ooh yes..you won't regret it!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:48 PM , Anonymous Toni @ My Book Addiction said...

Yes, I have read Taking on the Dead - LOVED IT! Can't wait for Controlling the Dead! <3 Annie Walls

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:48 PM , Anonymous Kate said...

Great choice! I can't wait for this either : )

my WOW and giveaway

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:48 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

ooh..yes, this series is epic!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:49 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Nice, you should link up and share your weekly picks!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:49 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Yay, another Walls fan!!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:49 PM , Anonymous GRgenius said...

My first time hearing of this particular series...but I think I have a friend that would love to add it to their wish list. Thanks for the rec! Good luck everyone!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:49 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Ooh..you friend will love you!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:49 PM , Anonymous Andrea @ The Bookish Babe said...

Nice pick! I've heard great things about Walls' books. Thanks for sharing!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:49 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Yes, she is looking for reviewers for blog tour, book one and two!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:49 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

I loved book one and cannot wait for book two. Thanks Kimberly!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:49 PM , Anonymous Blodeuedd said...

*waves quickly*

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:49 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

*waves back*

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:50 PM , Anonymous Ana said...

Hmmm, I haven't read this one, but sure sounds good. Thanks for making me check it out:)

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:50 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

check my review of book one, it is so much more than zombies and the characters are fantastic!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:51 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

you know I love to mix up my genres and I really loved book one!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:51 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

the zombies aren't really the focus, but they are very dark and gritty when they appear, this is really about the humans fight for survival.

 

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