Meet Skulduggery Pleasant
—as well as ally, protector, and mentor of Stephanie Edgley, a very unusual and darkly talented twelve-year-old.
These two alone must defeat an all-consuming ancient evil.
The end of the world?
Over his dead body.
I really can’t decide if this is a good book or not, since I am really too old to be reading it. But, in terms of my liking of it, I thought it was OK. This is a middle grade-ish, paranormal novel. I found the overall story to be a great idea which will no doubt be a gateway for children read more fantasy as they grow up. I mean you have it all: magical skeleton, a newly discovered world of magic, an ultimate scepter, and a murder mystery. For a child, I imagine that this would be a really exciting read. Though to me it was a little cliche, and I found the main character to be whiny and annoying at times. I did however like Skulduggery Pleasant – he reminded me of that driver from Halloweentown.
None the less, I still enjoyed this easy read – it really feels like your flying through the book when the font and line spacing is large!
I won’t be continuing on with this series, though I do recommend it for older children!