Recently Read & Reviewed: The Walking Dead Compendiums 1 & 2, The Infinite Sea, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, and Tell

I’ve been taking a break from writing to make a dent in my to-be-read pile. The pile is really two large bookshelves, a tower, a nightstand and a Kindle full of books now. I have, however, made some progress…
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The Infinite Sea (The 5th Wave, #2)The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is not a happy series, but it’s compelling, dark and apocalyptic just how I like them. Alternating first-person POVs sometimes throw me off for a bit, but now, at the end of the second book in the series, I’m starting to get the hang of it. I pre-ordered The Last Star. I can’t wait to see how it all ends. Very good series.

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The Walking Dead, Compendium 1The Walking Dead, Compendium 1 by Robert Kirkman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

It was super fun to go back and read this series from the beginning for the first time. I watched the AMC television series first. I think reading the comics AFTER seeing the series gave me a different perspective. Normally, I read first then watch. The character building is the key for both the comics and the show. Slow, methodical and oftentimes hopeless. The black, white and shades of gray of the comic panels are a perfect metaphor for the zombie apocalypse. I loved it.

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The Walking Dead, Compendium 2The Walking Dead, Compendium 2 by Robert Kirkman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love these comics and catching up with the AMC series storyline. It amazes me how well AMC brought these pages to life. Although some characters have been left out completely, replaced or combined in the AMC adaptation, both are fabulous and complimentary. On to compendium three for me!

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Tell (The Heckmasters, #3)Tell by Allison Merritt
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Holy Heckmasters!

Having just finished Tell, the last of the Heckmasters trilogy, I find myself both happy and sad. Happy because I really, really enjoyed Tell’s story, which caps off the series nicely. Sad because, well, it’s the end.

Shh…Tell was always my favorite Heckmaster brother and Berner my favorite supernatural town. Add in a devilish imp and this story made me laugh out loud despite the direness of their situation.

No spoilers here, but I can only hope there will be future stories to come of the next generation of Heckmasters.nbsp;

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #1)Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Percy Jackson meets The Shipping News! I’ll admit, the cover and the peculiar title totally sucked me in. Then I saw there were photos, and I was hooked. This book has been on my TBR pile for some time and I’m so glad I finally made it around to it. I actually started listening to the audiobook first and it is FANTASTIC! But, I HAD to see the photos, so I grabbed the book too.

I loved everything about this story. I can’t wait to move on to Hollow City.

This book was not what I expected at all and as soon as it took a turn toward the weird, I was all in.

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