Skulduggery Pleasant – The Faceless Ones – Review

The third book in the series and I am still going as strong as ever with this series. I find myself always wanting more from the author and what better way then continuing the series.

The third bone-breaking, belly-busting adventure in the series that puts the “funny” back in, um, funny series. That didn’t really work, did it?

If you’ve read the previous Skulduggery books then you know what the Faceless Ones are — and if you know what the Faceless Ones are, then you can probably take a wild guess that things in this book are going to get AWFULLY sticky for our skeletal hero and his young sidekick. If you haven’t read the previous Skulduggery books then what are you doing reading this? Go and read them right now, so that you know what all that stuff in the previous paragraph was about. Done? Good. So now you’re on tenterhooks too, desperately awaiting the answers to all your questions, and instead you’re going to have to wait to read the book. Sorry about that. 

Taken from goodreads

This is the book that made me realise just how much I love this series. So much happens in it that if you have any sort of connection with any of the characters then you will struggle not to just jump straight into the next book and find out more. This is perfect in a book series, especially in a series that is still growing after 12 books.

The humour does take a little bit of a step back this time due to the ending of the book but it still doesn’t mean you don’t get the sarcastic comments and the quick whit from the dynamic duo.

The writing is still great especially when you think that the book is aimed at teenagers but Derek Landy manages to make it seem a little bit more grown up due to the relationship between Skulduggery and Valkyrie. 

The ending to this book made me cry the first time I read it back when I was 12 and now that im 23 I can say I knew what was coming but even then I was so close to doing the same. If you were still hesitant after the first two books to continue trust me you need to read this book.

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