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The Faceless Ones (Skulduggery Pleasant, #3)

It appears two was my limit with this series before it finally hit a rock…

Skulduggery Pleasant and his sidekick, Valkyrie Cain, have to save the world from evil once more. This time, someone is trying to bring The Faceless Ones. And our two detectives will have to stop it from happening. But will this time be like the others or will they not escape unscathed?

I admit I was happy to get my hands on this one. Having loved the previous books, I was eager to see what kind of adventures that wonderful pair would get into! Not to mention the humor that is right up my alley and the wit!

And as expected, it didn’t disappoint when it came to those parts!

But, as I kept reading, something kept bothering me. At first, I didn’t really understand what it ws, until Scapegrace pointed it out (thank you, dear Vorien): Valkyrie.

Our dear, lovely Val, was becoming more and more like her mentor. I know, she’s a teenager, and teenagers are supposed to mimic their elders. But it wasn’t ok for me. Because I was watching, helplessly, as a girl who should be someone with her own individual personality, was giving it her best to be somebody else. And while everyone kept pointing it out from some point onward – yes, Scapegrace wasn’t the only one who noticed – she just ignored them all. That wasn’t some kind of sassy attitude or wisdom beyond her young years. That was what I call “being a brat”. And while that would seem normal for a teenager, it still pissed me off at some point.

I hope this doesn’t happen in the next book. Now that she has no one to act like, maybe she will get a personality of her own…