Mortal Coil, a review

We’re at book 5 in the Skulduggery Pleasant series and things are starting to get dark! I’m not sure if you saw my recent update about being SUPER BEHIND on reviews (I read this in June 2021 for Pete’s sake) but my catch up reviews are going to be a lot more succinct so that we can get up to date!

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The series is really starting to turn towards YA now, with a lot of themes of death and torture in this book. But it still has the amazing Landy humour and I found myself struggling to put it down!

We are introduced to a lot of major players in this book, as well as seeing the constant development of Val and her relationship with Skulduggery and the rest of the magical world. As this was a reread for me I adored seeing how all of these pieces were planned out by Landy to slot into place in the later books!

For my CAWPILE rating I gave this book:

Characters: 8

Atmosphere: 8

Writing: 7

Plot: 8

Intrigue: 8

Logic: 7

Enjoyment: 9

Which gives an overall score of 7.86, being a 4 star read.

It’s not my favourite Skulduggery book, but it does have some incredibly important plot points and seeds planted for later books which was a lot of fun to revisit.

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