“Rye has grown up hearing the legend of the Luck Uglies – notorious deadly outlaws who once stalked the streets. Now they have faded to ghosts and rumours and Rye isn’t sure they ever existed. Then on the night of the Black Moon, a mysterious stranger known only as Harmless, steps from the shadows to save Rye’s life and Rye learns that sometimes it takes a villain to save you from the monsters”
The Luck Uglies is the first book in a fantasy adventure trilogy which will be published by HarperCollins UK, this July. This book is aimed at 9+
From the very first page, the words conjure up a special moment in fantasy. There is a sense that something good is going to happen. The book appeared slow at the start and the first few chapters had me a little confused but after that the author pulled me into his magical world of mysterious, fantasies and its own legends.
The book is filled with moments of real fear and true danger, making it ideal for that age. It also has plenty of humour along the way, usually involving Rye’s friends and family. Some of the great characters come across as very real, some likeable and some that are hidden in the bogs that will leave your wanting to run away from.
Rye is a wonderful independent heroine. She is bright, curious and immensely brave particularly when someone she loves is in danger. At the same time she is frightened at times, holding on tight to her own viewpoint, and learning to trust too. She is certainly not without flaws, but she is immensely likeable and exactly the person you want when the Bog Noblins return.
I really enjoyed reading The Luck Uglies, it is a dark, dangerous and delightful book that captivated me by the quirky twists and turns. It’s a fantastic read and I totally recommend it.
Have a look at the trailer for the book ,once you have watched it you can scroll down and enter a competition to win a copy.
If you fancy reading this great book, I have another one to give away. But if you can’t wait you can buy the book here on Amazon
To enter just click on the Gleam link below. Open to UK Only and closes on the 6th August at 11.59pm
Disclaimer- I was given a copy of the book to review, I was not paid and all words and thoughts are my own