Skulduggery Pleasant is dead.
Valkyrie Cain is cool.
Omen Darkly is neither.
This cannot end well …
I was actually scared to start ‘Resurrection’ because so much time had passed since ‘The Dying of the Light’, both in the story but also in real life. But I knew I HAD to read it. To be honest, I didn’t even read the blurb, I just ordered it. I had no idea what it would be about, only that five years had passed and there was a new character called Omen Darkly.
Be warned, this will be a lengthy review as I have a LOT to say about this book! I’ll keep it spoiler-free, though so a friend of mine (looking at you, Barbara) won’t rip my head off. 😀
Synopsis: It’s Simon Snow’s eighth and final year at Watford and he still hasn’t beaten the Insidious Humdrum or proven that his roommate Baz is evil and a vampire. To pile on, Simon’s girlfriend Agatha just broke up with him and his mentor keeps ignoring him unless he needs something.
Synopsis: Ever since Cath and her twin sister Wren had enrolled in university, Wren has been distancing herself from Cath. She wants to go out, meet new people and have fun while Cath mostly hides in her room and writes fanfiction. She feels safe in her writing where she controls every dialogue and every social situation. Sooner or later, however, Cath will have to come out of hiding and navigate both her social and family life as well as tackle college challenges. Cath faces new experiences, new people and first love even.
Inhalt: Sophie wünscht sich nichts sehnlicher, als dass ihr Leben endlich einfacher wird. Dass sie mit ihrem Vater zu dessen Freundin und ihren beiden Söhnen nach München zieht, hilft der Situation auch nicht wirklich. Jungs gab es genug in ihrem Leben, doch leider immer die Falschen. Dann trifft Sophie das Nachbarsmädchen Alex und zum ersten Mal seit ihr bester Freund Lukas nach Frankreich gezogen ist, ist sie nicht mehr einsam.
Inhalt: Amy Lennox kann ihr Glück kaum fassen. Sie stammt aus einer Familie von Buchspringern, die seit Jahren zwischen die Seiten schlüpfen und in der Literatur nach dem Rechten sehen. Amy kommt genau richtig, denn ein Störenfried stellt die Buchwelt auf den Kopf: Gold verschwindet aus Ali Babas Schatzkammern, Alice verpasst das Kaninchen und Dorian Gray kommt sein Bildnis abhanden. Amy ist entschlossen, den Täter zu fassen. The game is afoot, Watson!
Synopsis: Princess Skara of Throvenland is forced to flee her home as Grandmother Wexen sends her bloodhound Bright Yilling to conquer Throvenland’s fortress and kill the king. Disguised as a slave Princess Skara reaches the hall of her cousin Queen Laithlin were King Uthil and King Gorm are busy tearing each other’s throats out – despite their alliance. As the only living descendant of the crown, Queen Skara joins the war table to bring Grandmother Wexen and the High King to their knees. After all, half a war is fought with words.
Sometimes a girl is touched by Mother War
Sometimes a woman becomes a warrior
Sometimes a warrior becomes a weapon
And Weapons are made for one purpose
Content: Thorn Bathu, born to fight, is named murderer after a boy dies at her hand in the training square. Father Yarvi, deep-cunning and far-seeing, spares her life and takes her on a journey across the Shattered Sea and beyond to find allies against the High King.