Friday, February 1, 2008

Skulduggery Pleasant

Okay, I admit it. I picked this book up because of the really cool cover. Plus, Professor NaNa had a lovely review of it on November 22.

The audio also won the an Odyssey honor this year.

When Stephanie's favorite uncle dies suddenly, she finds herself inheriting a large house on the coast of Ireland and a small fortune from his novel-writing royalties. But things are a bit more complicated than she realized. Uncle Gordan had some pretty strange friends and enemies. And now Stephanie must meet them all and decide which is which.

Not only that, she must save the world, of course. Her uncle's old partner, Skulduggery Pleasant, is at her side through the whole adventure. He's the cool, sinister-looking guy on the cover. It's a mix of Artemis Fowl, Harry Potter, and a crime noir movie. Tweens will love it!

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