The book I read was Skulduggery Pleasant’s Scepter of the Ancients by Derek Landy. This adventure filled book is full of action, magic, and humor. Stephanie has a boring life that includes little fun. Her uncle Gordon somehow got into the world of magic. He eventually died (or was killed), however, in his will he left her his mansion. Because of her new inheritance she met one of her uncle’s old time friends. Skulduggery Pleasant, a skeleton detective, welcomed her to her new life and taught her magic. She eventually gets a case that causes her to find The Scepter of the Ancients to prevent the end of the world. Her life is better but now she has to deal with vampires, ghouls, and extremely powerful villians. I advise this book to anyone that loves a good laugh and adventure.