Today I have the lovely Annie Walls, author of Taking on the Dead, here with a guest post. I loved this book a lot! You can read my review Here.
Title: Taking on the Dead
Author: Annie Walls
Published: September 20, 2012
Series: The Famished Trilogy #1
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.
All is Fair in Love and… the Apocalypse?
Hey all! Annie Walls here… I’m excited to be doing a guest post for Christy and her love of books, so I’d like to thank her for having me.
One of the biggest criticisms I’ve faced since becoming an author is my addition of a romantic element in a post-apocalyptic novel featuring zombies as antagonists. Feeling the need to defend it, here’s why.
The decay of human society is one of the best things to read about in a PA story. While it’s raw and gritty, it’s really the characters and their motivations that drive the story. It’s amazing to see how they react in such situations. Would they really be reduced to just surviving like animals after living in a world of comfort? Maybe, but why would you want to survive at all if there isn’t a hope for something better to come?
That’s what The Famished Trilogy is all about. It follows a young woman who lost the most important years of her emotional and adult development to a zompoc. So what happens when she’s thrown into a thriving society headfirst? A lot of ups and downs happen. It’s her story and it doesn’t come easy, but one of the things that happen is she finds love, which ultimately changes her motivations. Even though the romance is no way a main focus, it is an element that drives it to make it more realistic.
Who would want to survive an apocalypse without someone beside them?
Thanks for joining us, Annie! I agree with what you said. I love zombies, have since I was a wee one. But it’s the living that the stories are really about. Are people supposed to just stop all relationships in the post-apocalyptic world or just romantic ones? Humans will always continue to have human emotions.
Controlling the Dead (book #2)
Release date TBA
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