Monday, September 24, 2007

Skullduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy





"Skullduggery Pleasant" is a good teenaged read! It isn't really for younger kids, because there is some mild language and some scary parts.

It has heroes, action, and adventure...all the things I love. And of course, some very powerful villians.

Skullduggery Pleasant is the main character's name...and he's a skeleton with personality! He's a skeleton, magician, and detective who packs a gun.

He meets up with this girl named Stephanie, while she is trying to find out if she has inherited any magical powers from her grandfather.

Skullduggery and his friends have to defeat the evil Serpine before he gets to the book of names. If he doesn't, Serpine will take control of every person in the magical world.

Do they get there in time? What kinds of wild characters will they have to fight? How does it all turn out? And does Stephanie have magical abilities, or is she just like us?

This is the first in a series, so I'm eager for more:-) I give "Skullduggery Pleasant" four bookmarks out of five...because of the language...without that, it might have been just perfect:-)

See you in the funny pages!

Book Kid

5 comments:

M. C. Pearson said...

Great review! I'll have to check it out...and I'll have to send my son, 12, over here so you guys can chat.

Amanda said...

I've been looking forward to reading this for a long time. Glad you enjoyed it! I can't wait to read your future reviews!!

Dawn Burns said...

Hey Book Kid,
Great review - keep them coming!

And, have you or do you plan on reading Football Genuis?

Nise' said...

Welcome Book Kid!! This comes at an excellent time! I will be checking out your recommendations for Christmas gift ideas for my nieces and nephew. Read on!

whill loves to reed said...

i like the skuldugery pleasent books cuold you e mail me at kratzfamily@optusnet.com about all of the books and were to find them