Skulduggery Pleasant

Skulduggery Pleasant  - Derek Landy Although this book is aimed towards children of 9 years plus, I believe it's still a great read for adults. It really is a lot of fun! It's an adventure story filled with magic and mild horror, which in my opinion is a great mix. I knocked a star off as I thought the ending was quite abrupt. A massive build up which lead to a bit of an anticlimax.
I liked all of the characters and would like to see if they return in the second installment.