Bean Reviews the Luck Uglies (and Giveaway)

Bean loves to read, and gets through a lot of books. He likes adventures, fantasy and sci-fi. He’s only eight, but he has a ready age of eleven or twelve, and so like many parents of children who really love to read, we have to be careful; he’ll happily read books written for children several years older than him, but we have to make sure the content is suitable for an eight year old. It can be a tricky balance at times!

Recently, Bean was given the opportunity to read and review a new book – The Luck Uglies – and he was really keen on the idea – he liked the sound of the book (and he was quite pleased he was going to get to put his thoughts on this blog!). 



The Luck Uglies by Paul Durham – For age 9 years plus

Luck Uglies was a name whispered around the docks and darkest taverns, places the law dare not tread…

 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…

Enter a thrilling world of secrets and fantastical adventure from a phenomenal new writing talent.


So, what did Bean think of it?


The Luck Uglies was thrilling. You never know what  form Harmless is going to take.

I thought it was a really good adventure and I loved the bit where Shady runs out of the house – that’s a really, really terrifying bit, but exciting too.

There is a part that’s petrifying – I can’t tell you the plot for that bit, but I can say it was in the Black Moon, and it was pitch black. Black Moon means … well, you’ll find out!

Prepare yourself for excitement and sadness. I can’t wait to read the next book!

He really can’t wait – he’s already had me look up when the next book is out (March next year, I believe) and has requested that we get it as soon as its published!

Do you have someone who would love this book? Why not see if you can win them a copy? 

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5 comments on “Bean Reviews the Luck Uglies (and Giveaway)

  1. What a great idea to have a child’s review of the book. Amazing that he knew the word pertifying. I’ll bet he had help spelling it. Great perspective on a child’s book.

  2. This looks like a great read – thanks for the competition too

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