Reading progress update: I've read 197 out of 363 pages.

Death Bringer (Skulduggery Pleasant) - Derek Landy

And on top of everything else, Valkyrie has the whole Darquesse thing going on herself - which is strikingly similar to Skulduggery's problem THAT SHE REFUSES TO FORGIVE HIM FOR.

 

AND as if she's doing her utmost to make me hate her even more, she goes and almost beats a mugger to death.....for revenge.

 

Which is pretty much exactly what Skulduggery did, but on a smaller scale.

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She's just being so hypocritical and annoying! Grrr. I'd be find with it if she went and beat that mugger under normal circumstances, it might be part of her personality and her evolution as a character, and Darquesse has to show herself sometimes, obviously.

 

BUT NOT WHILE SHE'S TREATING SKULDUGGERY LIKE THIS. I WILL NOT FORGIVE THIS BEHAVIOR.

 

But Skulduggery will, the poor darling. :( That almost annoys me more, somehow.