The Luck Uglies Book Review

The Luck Uglies

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. It  published by HarperCollins UK. The 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 characters come across as very real. I find some are very likeable and others that are hiding in the bogs, made me sit on the edge of my seat. Their descriptions bring them alive.

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, however 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.

Take a look at the trailer for the book.

If you fancy reading this great book,  you can buy the it here on Amazon

I do love reading a good book, are they any that you have enjoyed?

Disclaimer- I was given a copy of the book to review,  all words and thoughts are my own




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  1. Spencer Broadley
    July 31, 2014 / 10:22 am

    Anything by Richard Marston

  2. elaine dale
    July 31, 2014 / 11:19 am

    love all DERIC LONGDEN’S books

  3. karen cowley
    July 31, 2014 / 12:32 pm

    Love the Harry Potter books xx

  4. clair downham
    July 31, 2014 / 3:47 pm

    the great gatsby

  5. michelle banks
    July 31, 2014 / 7:43 pm

    flowers in the attic – virginia andrews x

  6. Samantha R
    July 31, 2014 / 9:33 pm

    anything by Irvine Welsh

  7. Sandra Lane
    July 31, 2014 / 9:51 pm

    The Magician’s Nephew by C.S Lewis.

  8. Rosalind Blight
    August 1, 2014 / 7:07 pm

    anything by tory hayden

  9. claire little
    August 3, 2014 / 10:03 pm

    normally anything crime based I love

  10. Stephen Little
    August 4, 2014 / 4:14 pm


  11. Pam Francis Gregory
    August 5, 2014 / 8:13 am

    Any of the Song of Fire & Ice series by George R R Martin

  12. Joanne Higgins
    August 5, 2014 / 8:34 am

    any of the harry potter books, i think they are all written so well and are wasted on kids, although maybe i am just a big kid lol xx

  13. Jackie Chapman
    August 5, 2014 / 10:28 pm

    The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

  14. liz ferguson
    August 6, 2014 / 8:45 am

    When I was a kid it was The Treasur Hunters by Endid Blyton

  15. Jill Fairbank
    August 6, 2014 / 6:56 pm

    I like most of the jodi picoult books

  16. victoria thurgood
    August 6, 2014 / 10:35 pm

    I really enjoyed the Harry Potter books

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