Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy Review

This is arguably one of my all time favourite series and I feel like it is time for a re-read as it has been over 2 years since I last left the series and some new books have been released so time to catch up. 

Meet Skulduggery Pleasant

Ace Detective

Snappy Dresser

Razor–tongued Wit

Crackerjack Sorcerer


Walking, Talking,

Fire-throwing Skeleton

—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.

Taken from goodreads.

One of the very first things you will notice when reading this book is that it is not like any other series out. Firstly, because you name me a series where one of the main characters is a magic skeleton. Also because its main setting is Ireland (expect for The Call) I have never read any other book that has the main focus being Ireland. So if you are like me who has never been to Ireland or know much about it you find yourself learning a little bit about the country and the fact that is has got more power than we think. 

The humour used in this book will make you want to keep coming back, I can almost guarantee that you will laugh while reading as I did. This is the perfect type of humour for me as a lot of the time it is dry or sarcastic and I love that. 

The relationship between Stephanie and Skulduggery is amazing, it sort of has the father and daughter vibe going but at the same time you can tell if anyone ever said that to them that they might end up on the wrong side of the duo. 

The writing is brilliant and will leave you wanting more. Want to know how it feels when first creating a fireball? Well you will find out. What to know what it is like getting punched in the face by someone almost twice the size of you? Then you are going to find out. Derek Landy did a fantastic job in making sure no detail was left out and it just makes for an even better book. Go on give this book a read.

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