Mortal Coil by Derek Landy (Skulduggery Pleasant #5)

Hola, peeps!
I finished the next Skulduggery Pleasant but and I’m here to talk about it. So, let’s get in the Bentley and buckle for this ride!

The Plot (according to Goodreads):

Following the shocking revelations of DARK DAYS, get ready for the fifth installment of the bestselling Skulduggery Pleasant series — guaranteed to contain at least 40% humour, 50% action, and 100% thrills!

The blonde girl with the black lips turned to Valkyrie. ‘We know,’ she said. ‘We’ve seen the future. We know you’re going to kill the world!’

Skulduggery Pleasant and Valkyrie Cain are back — just in time to see their whole world get turned upside down! While they struggle to protect a known killer from an unstoppable assassin, Valkyrie is on a secret mission of her own. This quest, to prevent her dark and murderous destiny, threatens to take her to the brink of death and beyond. And then the body-snatching Remnants get loose, thousands of twisted souls who possess the living like puppets, and they begin their search for a being powerful enough to lead them. Facing such insurmountable odds, Skulduggery, Valkyrie, Ghastly and Tanith can trust no one. Not even each other! 

The Rating:

Oh my, this was intense.
I absolutely loved The Mortal Coil. So much is going on in this novel, I had no idea where we would end up. Twists and turns galore and not a single boring page to be found.

It’s really difficult to discuss this one without any major spoilers for the plot, so I’ll keep it short. Valkyrie is badass as usual but she gets more nuance here I feel. Emotions become more intricate and I’m here for it.
She’s with Fletcher now and initially, I was annoyed that there’d be a love story but honestly, I ended up not minding it.

We get many amazing moments but I was probably most intrigued by Dr. Nye. I won’t say any more on that subject but if you read the book you’ll know what I mean. This would be so cool on screen, either movie or show.

As for the end, I had NOT seen that coming. Wow. That was intense and hit me right in the gut. Amazing. I can’t wait to read the next novel.

This is probably one of my favorite Skulduggery books so far. I loved just about everything about it and I’m more invested in the characters than ever. Excuse me while I devour the next book.

Did you read this book? Let me know in the comments what you think!

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