Stephanie led a pretty quiet existence until her uncle died. Not only did he leave her his mansion, he left her a new best friend--Skulduggery Pleasant, a skeleton detective (sorry, a supernatural skeleton detective)--who waltzes into her life for keeps. Now she's acquiring magical powers, endangering her life to fight evil, and trading snappy comebacks with something without a body. So much for her quiet existence. Stephanie's big job is to find the Scepter of the Ancients--a weapon capable of destroying anyone and anything--before the evil Faceless Ones steal it for themselves. She just has to defeat a bunch of ghouls, kick the butts of a clan of vampires, and hide her powers from the entire world (oh, and her parents). No worries. She's got a bunch of bones on her side.
This is a children's book for ages 9-12. It's a really fun story that children will love. There's excitement, magic, and danger. Stephanie meets Skulduggery, a detective who just happens to be a skeleton, and she gets caught up in the adventure of her life. She learns magic and helps save the world.
This was a great book to read even as an adult. The witty barbs that fly between Stephanie and Skulduggery will make you literally laugh out loud! It's a wonderful book for kids!
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Publisher: Harper Trophy (March 25, 2008)