Title: Skulduggery Pleasant - The Kingdom of the Wicked
Author: Derek Landy
Publisher: Harper Collins
Age Group & Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Review by Ben Forsyth (aged 14)
What I Liked About This Book:
Across the land, normal people are suddenly developing wild and unstable powers. Infected by a rare strain of magic, they are unwittingly endangering their own lives and the lives of the people around them. Terrified and confused, their only hope lies with the Sanctuary. Skulduggery Pleasant and Valkyrie Cain are needed now more than ever.
And then there's the small matter of Kitana. A normal teenage girl who, along with her normal teenage friends, becomes infected. Becomes powerful. Becomes corrupted. Wielding the magic of gods, they're set to tear the city apart unless someone stands up against them.
Looks like it's going to be another one of those days…
An amazing book, it has everything a young adult novel should have. Humour, drama, action, incredible suspense, and funny eccentric characters, everyone should love this book. There was intense action and fight scenes all through the book, leading up to the biggest, most extreme battle scenes in the entire skulduggery series. Featuring one moment when a character manages to heal it’s own decapitated head back onto it’s body.
What I Didn’t Like About This Book: