The Skulduggery Pleasant Grimoire, a review

You all know that I adore the Skulduggery Pleasant series. So when the Grimoire was announced we all know that it went straight onto pre-order and I read it as soon as it arrived!


I have one negative from this, and that’s with the accuracy of the book. There are a fair few errors in here, enough that they acknowledged it in a letter that fell out of the book when I opened it up. That’s frustrating. I would’ve rather had the book delayed and had it come out when it was accurate and correct. I even spotted some errors myself which were slightly jarring.

But back into the positives! I love that this summaries the entire series so far. I’m doing a reread of the whole series with the Dead Famous Readalong and this was good to remind me of some of the bits and pieces I forgot about the stories before I get around to them! The sections are also pretty clear too which was very helpful for me to know where I was at!

Don’t read this one if you’re not up to date with the series and you don’t want any spoilers. This will 100% spoil you to hell and back so tread at your own peril!

I LOVE that there’s a story interwoven within the summaries through this book. Of course I can tell you almost nothing about this. But what I will tell you is that I adored it, I think it’s incredibly clever, and I hope it’s woven into the final book!

Here are my CAWPILE ratings:

Characters: 10

Atmosphere: 9

Writing: 9

Plot: 10

Intrigue: 9

Logic: 9

Enjoyment: 9

Which gives me an overall rating of 9.29, a solid 5*s!!

I’m not sure why this came out when it did. It could’ve been pushed back until after the last book released and it would then, not only not have the mistakes in it, but it would also include the information from the last book! It would be an actual summary of the whole series! Instead it’s a summary of the series bar one. A little odd. But all in all I really enjoyed this and I’m super excited to get around to the final book in 2022!!

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