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The Dead - Charlie Higson

  The summer holidays are fast approaching, and for some they have already arrived! The summer break is a great time to start a new series, so if you haven't heard about this one- it could be time to pick it up as a new novel. Of course not before it's predecessor which is also on my blog.
  The book is fast and we learn about all new characters who make the story even better. The great thing about this series is that some future novels are set in the past and older ones set later on in the tale, meaning that to finish the whole jigsaw you need to finish the whole collection on books. Fantastic!

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