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