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The Luck Uglies by Paul Durham



I was kindly sent this book along with Half A King a couple of weeks ago to review and do a giveaway.The Luck Uglies is the first book in the trilogy by Paul Durham. I decided to spend today reading the rest of this book as I had started it as soon as I had finished Half A King but hadn’t gotten very far into it during the week. I’ll keep this post short as it’s already so late on in the day (night technically). Here’s the plot:


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

Rye has grown up hearing the legend of the Luck Uglies – notorious outlaws who once stalked the streets – but she’s not convinced that they ever really existed. Then on the night of the Black Moon a mysterious stranger steps from the shadows to save Rye’s life and a thrilling adventure begins.

Rye will need all her courage as she unveils a secret world, discovers the truth behind the legends, and learns that sometimes it takes a villain to save you from the monsters…


I found it easy to read for a long time, hardly putting the book down at all today because I was so into it that I couldn’t wait to see what was going to happen next. Were the Bog Noblins going to get someone or would they be saved? I had suspicions about Ryes mother and her connections to the Bog Noblins from the first chapter due to her ‘house rules’ and behaviours. The characters are easy to imagine from the descriptions which helps to keep interest. To me, Constable Boil looked like this:





Harmless on the other hand reminded me of Gildarts from Fairy Tail in a way. While reading, I began to feel sympathy towards Leatherleaf. Sure, he tried to harm Rye in the beginning but was he really a bad guy? I was wishing for him to be safe by the end of the book. It had a few twists which were good. I think the book is great for young readers which is the intended audience but adults would enjoy it too. When the second book of the trilogy is released, I will definitely read it. You can buy the book here.


Guess what? I’m also doing a giveaway of this book! Two giveaways in one month? Crazy right?


The rules are the same as the previous giveaway. You must comment on this post to be entered into the giveaway. Likes/shares will give you extra entries.


Giveaway closes onย 28/07/14


The winner will be announced on the 29th July and will have 48 hours to respond. If they do not respond in time, another winner will be chosen.


Also, tomorrow is the last day to enter the Half A King giveaway so if you haven’t entered yet, head over now for your chance to win a copy of the book.



Good Luck!


6 thoughts on “The Luck Uglies by Paul Durham

  1. I LOVED this book SO much! And yes, I am seriously crushing on Harmless. I just have this picture in my head of how he looks and *fans self* is that wrong for a middle grade book? Lol ๐Ÿ˜‰ I need this book on my shelves, and I can’t wait until the sequel comes out!! ๐Ÿ˜€
    thanks so much for the giveaway

    Diamond @ Dee’s Reads

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