26 September, 2015

Book Review: The Faceless Ones

From Goodreads: The third bone-breaking, belly-busting adventure in the series that puts the “funny” back in, um, funny series. That didn’t really work, did it?
If you’ve read the previous Skulduggery books then you know what the Faceless Ones are — and if you know what the Faceless Ones are, then you can probably take a wild guess that things in this book are going to get AWFULLY sticky for our skeletal hero and his young sidekick. If you haven’t read the previous Skulduggery books then what are you doing reading this? Go and read them right now, so that you know what all that stuff in the previous paragraph was about. Done? Good. So now you’re on tenterhooks too, desperately awaiting the answers to all your questions, and instead you’re going to have to wait to read the book. Sorry about that. 

Thoughts: The characters make this story. Once again Landy delivers a fast paced, exciting, hilarious story where the characters can shine. Once again Skulduggery and Valkyrie have to stop the bad guys from letting the Faceless Ones back in. Once again there is a group of dastardly villains trying to stop Skulduggery and Valkyrie stop them. And the twist at the end of this book - guaranteed to make you want to go out and grab book 4 - which I'm glad about. It looks like Landy will be taking the story away from baddies attempting to get the Faceless Ones back to earth, which is good, because really there is only so many ways you can approach that story line. As with the other two in this series, I really enjoyed Rupert Degas' narration. Highly recommend these books in an audio format.

The Faceless Ones gets 3 stars

*        Did not like it
**       It was OK
***      Liked it
****    Really liked it
*****   It was amazing