Review: Oh, how I missed Skulduggery and Valkyrie. It has been a long time since I read the last book and now that I am thinking about it I am not sure why I allowed such a big break between them. Derek Landy is definitely one of my favorite authors – his humor, his easy-going style and the numerous adventures packed tightly in single book do not allow room for boredom. I have felt many thinks reading the books of the series but boredom was never one of them.
Review: Death Bringer is the sixth book of the Skulduggery Pleasant series by Derek Landy, and if you ask me (wait for it) the best book so far! You didn’t see that coming, did you? OK, maybe you probably did because I said this for every previous book but… it’s true, I swear! I can’t decide if I am just getting more immersed and invested in the world and that’s why I like it or it’s just getting better and better. Wait, I’ve decided – it does get better and you’ll see that for yourself.
Review: We are now on the fifth book of the Skulduggery Pleasant Series, Mortal Coil, by Derek Landy and by now you should all be going crazy about the Skeleton Detective and his smart-mouth partner, Valkyrie. Honestly, I am currently pumped up after reading the last book (just finished #6 and you’ll be getting that review soon) so I may be a bit incapable of being impartial in this. Scratch that, I don’t remember ever being impartial when it comes to a book I like.
Review: Dark Days is the fourth book of the famous series Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy and my favorite one so far. I will go ahead and assume you have already read the previous ones – with this one you can expect a great amount of action, dark and witty humor, punching, threatening and boasting. And, yeah, and some dark, ominous prophecy.
To be honest with you, I don’t necessary think this is the best of Landy’s books but it certainly made me twice as invested in the story and in the characters.
Review: The Faceless Ones is the third book of the famous series Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy and the beginning of the darker, more serious themes of the stories. It still retains its humor and witty conversations(in less quantities, unfortunately) but it is painfully obvious that Stephanie has grown and with that, the point of view changes.
Valkyrie is already fourteen(I think? I am on the next book so the age is kind of fuzzy already) and she is training in Elemental magic with Skulduggery while following him around murder scenes and trying to investigate murders.
Review: Playing with Fire is the second book of the famous series Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy. Much like the first one it is full of mad adventures, remarkable humor and another villain, Baron Vengeous, who is out to destroy the world and bring back the Faceless ones. I had read the first book some time ago and when I sat to write its review recently I remembered how much I actually enjoyed it so I decided ‘Heck, high time to finish the series!‘ and one day later I am writing this…
Review: Skulduggery Pleasant (now carrying the name ‘The Sceptre of Ancients’) by Derek Landy was the beginning of one amazing, intelligent and extremely funny saga that I can’t wait to finish. I don’t even know why I am still prejudiced towards stories in the ‘children literature’ genre when some of my favorite books like Harry Potter and The Lie Tree started there.
If I have to be perfectly honest I would have never bought or sat to read these series if it wasn’t for my fiance.
Review: I stumbled upon The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge in a second-hand book store while browsing for an undervalued books to add to my never-ending home library(most books there are still waiting to be read, if you must know but that’s another story). What grabbed my attention was the weird cover and the mystery-infused summary. And that was just the tip of the iceberg.
When I first opened the book I was on the defense since I read it is a children’s book and I wanted something exciting, something deep and intelligent, something that would make my mind work rather than tell me things as they are. And thank God, or rather thank Frances Hardinge, I got all of that and more.