Review: Controlling the Dead (The Famished Trilogy #2) by Annie Walls


Goodreads Summary:

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.

My Review

Controlling the Dead started off as if Taking on the Dead (Famished Trilogy #1) had never ended. I was immediately thrown into the story! Kansas is determined to find Mago and learn the secrets of the living dead surrounding them and hope for a cure! Fortunately she has many allies and friends on her side, however double crossers loom and Kansas begins to develop a new connection with the famished that soon makes her a target for her enemies.

Kansas was her same wonderful self in this second book! I love her narration! Her personality is so blasé yet badass at the same time that she makes for a very entertaining character to experience! Her relationship with Rudy is absolutely wonderful as usual, if not a little dysfunctional at times! Rudy is her perfect match and I loved seeing their feelings blossom at last! Get ready for the heat folks!

Though there wasn’t nearly as much zombie killing/fighting (you’ll see why) as there was in the first book, I was still thoroughly hooked on the content! Of course there still were some really intense and unexpected moments, so you will not be disappointed! However, I was hoping there for a little bit more movement toward the overall resolution of the story then there was, but it didn’t take away too much of my satisfaction from the story. The ending was emotionally stressful to say the least and I most definitely need to read the 3rd and final book now! Unfortunately, the release date of Living with the Dead (The Famished Trilogy #3) has yet to be announced! Nevertheless, I can’t wait to see where Kansas journey will go!

If you are ready for more apocalyptic awesomeness then pick up Controlling the Dead on Amazon here!


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