I'm still torn up between hating Derek Landy and adoring him.
Really much, indeed. The dividing line is thinner than ever before.
Anyway, this last chapter of the Skulduggery Pleasant series has everything a finale should have: suspense, action (maybe a little too much of it), tears (Hate. You. Derek.), WTF moments, an adequate amount of sassiness, and sarcasm (very Landy-style, as I think about it).
I might not be able to overcome some things yet, such as some characters' death (I'm not even starting on that. I might build up a Memorial, though), background stories or personal evolution, but the story itself is interesting and appropriate for an ending.
Moreover, it is appreciable that the Author manages to take stock of the plot elements, explaining the last cliff-hanged things and bringing the story to a definite conclusion - on that matter, other writers have a quite unclear, annoying behaviour, and I can't stand them. No. Not. At. All. (Did you get that, Paolini? DID YA?!)
If a story virtually comes to an end, then it HAS to end, in my own opinion. Maybe a reader could imagine some horizontal developments, fantasizing on this or that Character's life between the lines, even writing Fanfictions (if he/she is into that sort of thing), but that's all. Pretty much like Harry Potter.
Yeah, not really a review, this one. Still, I, loyal Minion, am looking forward for the new upcoming series, next year. Even if I surely miss my favourite Skeleton Detective and I will start reading the entire series over and over again. Ow.
Let's start a new adventure, shall we?