Thursday, July 11, 2013

Review of Taking on the dead by Annie Walls

  • ISBN-13: 9781478276258
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 2/12/2013
  • Pages: 334
  • Bought
Rating 3/5
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, it is emotional as much as it is horrifyingly gripping.

Taking off the Dead started with a bang!  It was exciting and cool.  It lost it's momentum when Kan landed in trouble and ended up at a human compound.  Even the main Hero, Rudy is presented as a Kick Ass and very interesting.  This book could have gone in such a different direction and could have been amazing.  Not that it was bad but I really didn't care for the cults or the government crazies.  Actually, the government crazy guy's confused me.  Was the gov. involved with the crazy scientist or were they trying to rebuild?  Descent Zombie book and worth a look.

Meet the Author

Author of dark fantasy and sub-genres of horror. Voracious Reader and Googler. Lover of dark humor. Horror Buff. Zombie Apocalypse Enthusiast. Loyal Cracked follower. Pinterest Addict. Wife of adoring husband. Mother of a six year old Bruce Wayne. Cook. Maid. Kisser of boo-boos. Ultimate Time Waster. Perfect Procrastinator. Lolly Gagger. Trubie. Cake Decorator. Tea Drinker. Sculpey Sculptor. Girl Gamer. Perfectionist in the art of Facebook stalking. And now, God help me, a blogger. Oh yeah, and a twitter, twatter, tweeter.