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!