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(Skulduggery Pleasant #10)

4.38  ·  Rating details ·  3,865 ratings  ·  450 reviews
The skeleton detective is coming back to life...again! It's the tenth, triumphant novel in the Skulduggery Pleasant series, and it will rearrange your world.

Skulduggery and Valkyrie are back in the tenth instalment in the best-selling Skulduggery Pleasant series - an incredible and unexpected treat for the legions of fans around the world.

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Kindle Edition, 433 pages
Published June 1st 2017 by Harper Collins Children's Books
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Pato Depends who you ask really. While it is a little bit different from the rest of the series: Val is more insecure and story revolves around her even mo…moreDepends who you ask really. While it is a little bit different from the rest of the series: Val is more insecure and story revolves around her even more than the other books, Skul is more of a major side character, replaced by Omen Darkly as the 'other' main character. And majority of the time Skul is, er.. 'incapacitated' so the book is very different than the first series. I quite like this new way of writing, and I know many who agree. It's different, yeah, but a good different and even if you prefer the writing style of the first series it's still a cracking read. If you loved the first series then you are pretty much guaranteed to love this, in varying degrees! (less)

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Jul 25, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, action, hard-pass
This book let me down.

Mom voice: I'm not mad, I'm just disappointed. (spoiler: I am very mad, and also disappointed)

I can't say I was looking forward to this book very much. I knew Derek Landy would probably fuck it up, because he did exactly what JK Rowling did: they both wrote a successful series (although SP isn't as popular as HP, still), they tried to "move on" (The Casual Vacancy, the Demon Road series), their new books weren't nearly as successful, so they went right back to their success
Kat ♡
Aug 07, 2016 marked it as to-read

Mar 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is how I'm going to die, she'd realised. On my knees

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4 / 5

I didn't expect for there to be a tenth book to the series, but I am very glad that there is. I think it has quite a different vibe to the previous few books and it's lacking a few old favourites (like Tanith or Scapegrace), but I did enjoy Resurrection. Whilst the plot isn't that great, maybe on par with Dark Days or one of the earliest books, it's made up for by a much more mature consideration of Skulduggery and Valkyrie.




Dana Salman
Dec 31, 2016 marked it as refuse-to-read
You know the Pirates of the Caribbean films? I really like those movies. That is, I liked them when they were a trilogy, that had a nicely wrapped up story and a satisfying finish and a plot that made sense (whatever anyone else says about the second and third films being too "complicated"). There's two more movies now, but I like to just pretend they don't exist. Not because they're terrible or anything (I don't remember a thing from the fourth movie from how boring it was and I didn't wat
Jun 02, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: favorites, own
3.5 stars

There's a very bitter part of me that wanted to hate this, set it on fire, and be free from skeleton hell forever. She did not get her wish, but she will be writing parts of this review, lmao. So. To start with the less fun discoursey bits:

It is clear to me - that even though personal pleas were ignored and/or not handled well - the backlash against Desolation was heard and addressed. The representation in Resurrection is not perfect. But it's decent. It's an improvement. It's clumsy so
Jun 07, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: young-adult
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Jun 01, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017
Updated review (March 2018):

Okay, so I just read this book again for the Rereadathon, for the category 'read a book to give it a second chance', and I'm so glad I did, because I definitely enjoyed it a lot more the second time around.

I feel I may have initially done the book an injustice. I was so hyped for it that I read it extremely quickly and as a result found it convoluted and hard to follow - whereas this reread was spread over several days and that worked for me. While I still feel that t
Sep 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, read-2017
Oh my god I really don't know what to say. It just made me so happy to have my precious dorks back. Skulduggery's and Valkyrie's friendship is as always the ultimate friendship of all friendships and makes me feel all the feels. This series means so much to me and I love them all so much my heart's gonna explode. ok bye
Molly Mortensen
Oct 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Resurrection starts out strong. Though I was afraid when Valkyrie's POV starts with her acting so crazy but her PTSD doesn't impact the book too much. Valkyrie and Skulduggery back together was perfect!

I liked the advances in magic and I'm Roarhaven (mage city). The school was fun and the new kid, Omen wasn't as annoying as I feared.

Many old characters were missing but I didn't mind. I figure they'll cameo later.

The Bad:

The new bad guys were too over powered with our protagonists too weakened.
Dante Gallo
Aug 10, 2017 rated it it was ok
Skulduggery Pleasant ended... It was done, finished, story concluded, characters riding off into the sunset... And yet when the author ran out of money/ideas we got a resurrection... And what emerged from the grave was hideous and wrong.
I don't think I've ever given a Skulduggery Pleasant book lower than four stars before but this one really broke me. I can't stand it when authors return to their book series after few years when it was blatantly obvious that they had no prior intention to do so.
Emily Rennie
Jun 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, lgbtq
I started reading this series when I was 11 years old - I got the first one as a Christmas present and fell in love immediately. From then I was obsessed, finishing the new one in a day and then having to wait a whole year for the next one (no regrets). So when the 'final' book came out two years ago I had no idea what I was going to do with myself.

...And then Derek Landy announced this. Resurrection. A new era of the Skulduggery series.

I was a little apprehensive. Excited, but nervous. I can h
Aug 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: magic-school

(okay, maybe not, but I still really want it)

update: not as good as the last two books in the series but still very very good. I like that we really get to se Valkyrie dealing with the fallout of what happened with Darquesse, and that it addressed how shitty it actually was of Skulduggery to allow a literal child in on his "adventures" and what consequenses it had. Also inclusion of actual confirmed lgbt characters, yay!

Did not like as much that we got a bunch
Bilbo Baggins
Aug 05, 2017 rated it it was ok
Id never thought that a Skulduggery Pleasant book would get anything less than 5 stars.........
But here we are.

It just wasn't..... Ugh. Some things need to end when they are supposed to end. Ya know? Initially I was thrilled when this book was announced, but after rereading the series, I realized how much I didn't want anything to change. But Ya know, I'm not in charge of that haha. I don't have to read it, if I don't want things to continue 😂 so... Yeah...

It was just a huge disappointm
Sep 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018, lgbtq
I genuinely don’t understand why some people hated this book. I loved it!!
And I’m slightly valduggery trash; but in a platonic way I promise.
Also Omen Darkly is adorable and I hope he’s a recurring character.
Here Valkyrie is a lot more mature and my age - which made her very relatable for me. Her PTSD and return from America was so realistic and quite harrowing in some places. Don’t read this if you’re looking for a light hearted fantasy book.
Jun 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Jun 28, 2017 rated it liked it



{Also seriously, DO NOT READ WHAT IS UNDER THE SPOILER TAGS IF YOU HAVEN'T READ ALL THE BOOKS INCLUDING THIS ONE. Seriously, man. Sometimes I just dip under spoiler tags for the lolz, if it's a book I think I'll never read, BUT DON'T DO IT HERE, SAVE YOURSELF AND READ THE BOOKS, OK? OK.}

Not sure where to begin?? Probably with my expectations for Resurrection. They were high, fam. Really high. I finished my Skulduggery rer
Jun 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Quality Rating: Four Stars
Enjoyment Rating: Five Stars

Of course, the release of Resurrection worried me immensely: what if my beloved series was getting pulled out too far, too thin, what if it wasn't quite the same anymore? But, even though Roarhaven and the magical community is very, very changed from what we left, even though there are new characters and altered favourites, even though the tone is a little different, the heart and soul of the Skulduggery Pleasant series is there. We weren't c
Jun 20, 2017 rated it liked it
Unfortunately, I was fairly disappointed by this book. It wasn't a bad book, but it definitely wasn't up to the bar set by the rest of the series, and it honestly felt like more of a setup book than anything. I enjoyed it for the classic Val and Skulduggery banter, and learning more about the world itself, but the plot and new characters I'm not exactly blown away by. I'm going to go into some specifics about what I wasn't too fond of in this book, so spoilers ahead. Do not read this review if y ...more
Aug 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: witches-magic
Sooo I have a feeling this series isn't over.... :D
3-3.5 stars, I think.
Overall... Kinda disappointed by this.
I adore this series and its characters a lot, but this book felt a little bit sloppy.
Jamie-Lee Turner
Apr 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Derek is back to doing what he does best!

This book is everything I could have hoped for.
Resurrection is fast-paced and gripping with a laugh a minute as Valkyrie and Skulduggery's friendship is tested like it has never been before.

A new evil is rising but our heros are still reeling from the effects of the last series's finale.
Derek deals with these issues in an exceptional way and proves that no matter what, your friends will always be by your side.

Dec 28, 2017 rated it it was ok
I was very disappointed in this new installment. It didn't have anything that made the previous ones fun. Both Stephanie and Skulduggery were completely incompetent for no reason -- the action sequences were almost uniformly them being punched in the face a lot until they lost. For the most part, they didn't even try to fight back. When Skulduggery did (once), he was too dazed from being punched in the face to do anything. About the only magic he ever did was fly around; I can't remember once he ...more
Jun 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I'm so happy this series is back!!!!
Mar 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"You're in charge of yourself and, in the great scheme of things, that's the only authority worth having."

Did I mention that I love these books? Do I need to mention that this one makes no exception? No. Too bad. I'm doing it anyway. IT WAS GREAT AND I FRIGGING LOVED IT.
Do you know these series in which the protagonist goes through one traumatic event after another and his/her psyche doesn't even get a scratch? This is not one of these. I love that Landy shows how much of a toll all these pr
Abbie (boneseasonofglass)

Idk like I enjoyed aspects of this, but I found myself losing interest after about half way, I think there was a lot of unnecessary things thrown in, and a lot of new characters and stuff all at once.
There was a 5 year time jump and val just seemed like a whole different character sometimes.
I just wanted to find out things that we didn't get to know at the end of the last book but I'm still left with so many questions and not many answers
It had its usual quirks but didn't quite live up to the r
Apr 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Want to see more...


It's getting darker and I love it
Jessica (aus.fangirl.reads)
*Reread December 2017*
I was so lucky to be able to buddy read this book with my fellow Dead Girls Kristy Rach & Nildene.
It was great to be able to share thoughts and just have others to talk about this amazing series with.

First Read June 2017*
“Skeleton adventures are different. There’s more room for puns.”

I started reading the Skulduggery Pleasant series back in 2007 when I was 14. I fell in love with the series and followed its releases religiously every year until 2014, when the series came t
Kristiana Y. Sfirlea
Aug 01, 2017 rated it it was ok
Never in a million years did I think I would ever give a Skulduggery Pleasant book, my favorite series, anything less than a stellar, 5-star review and doing so now brings me no pleasure whatsoever. This book broke my heart in all the wrong ways. The Dying of the Light was a magnificent, worthy ending of a magnificent, worthy series, and I tentatively hoped that Derek Landy would continue only if he had a story to crown them all.

If Resurrection is his crown, then I gladly renounce his kingdom.
Josh Addinsall
Jun 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Derek Landy is an Irish writer and screenwriter. In addition to the bestselling children's/YA series of Skulduggery Pleasant books, a supernatural mystery series starring Skulduggery Pleasant, a skeleton detective, and Valkyrie Cain, a young female magician, he has written two screenplays that have been made into films: the IFTA award winning "Dead Bodies" and the IFTA nominated "Boy Eats Girl". L ...more

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Skulduggery Pleasant (1 - 10 of 14 books)
  • Skulduggery Pleasant (Skulduggery Pleasant, #1)
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  • The Faceless Ones (Skulduggery Pleasant, #3)
  • Dark Days (Skulduggery Pleasant, #4)
  • Mortal Coil (Skulduggery Pleasant, #5)
  • Death Bringer (Skulduggery Pleasant, #6)
  • Kingdom of the Wicked (Skulduggery Pleasant, #7)
  • Last Stand of Dead Men (Skulduggery Pleasant, #8)
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