Mama OWL Blog: The Luck Uglies - Review & Giveaway

The Luck Uglies - Review & Giveaway

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

I am a big advocate of reading. There is nothing I love more than getting lost in a good book. You can travel the world - scale mountains, navigate forests, trek across deserts, hurtle through space, dive down into the depths of the oceans, travel back in time, or even into the future. There are no limits, you simply let the words take you wherever you want to go. I spent much of my childhood with my nose in a book, my parents supplied me with all the books I could read - I had shelves & bookcases that were teeming with Point Horror and Judy Blume, I couldn't get enough. All I wanted to do was read.

I have tried desperately to instil the same love of reading and stories in my own children. I want to share with them the joy of a good book, and the excitement of new worlds and people that you can visit any time you like simply by picking it up. A has followed in my footsteps and has bookcases that are full to bursting with mostly paranormal YA - Harry Potter, the Twilight saga, The Mortal Instruments, The Immortals, the Morganville Vampires series. I've encouraged the boys to read at every opportunity. Every Christmas we give them sets of books and they've built up a good collection, although their love is not as deep as mine & A's. E is definitely developing a love of books, and has an impressive bookcase of her own.

Harper Collins sent us a copy of The Luck Uglies by Paul Durham, for ages 9 years +, which H is avidly reading. It seems to have really gripped him, he's picking it up every night and disappearing off into the village of 'Drowning' with the main character Rye and her friends before he goes to sleep.

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…

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H is enjoying the story and loves baffling me with "Drowning Mouth Speak", thankfully the glossary at the back has explained what a 'wirry' is, and why he now asks for 'cackle fruit' with his bacon...

I have one copy of The Luck Uglies to give away, so if you'd like to send your tween on a visit to a new world just enter my competition using the widget below - remembering to note the terms and conditions. Best of luck!

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  • Competitions are open to UK residents aged 18 years and over.
  • The prize is 1 copy of The Luck Uglies from Harper Collins.
  • The giveaway ends at midnight on 31st July 2014.
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34 comments:

  1. Anything Your Heart Desires xxx

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  2. I thought it was some kind of phrase but my mum thinks it is something to do with eggs?

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  3. ooo not sure but it doesn't sound good! x

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  4. a made up fruit in lewis carroll books

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  5. not sure, sounds like a demon rooster or hen

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  6. A fruit to make u cackle like a witch

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  7. I have no idea but it doesn't sound good lol! x

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  8. I's a U.S slang term for eggs.
    Really it is!!

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  9. some kind of exotic fruit maybe but not sure.

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  10. Apparently it is an American slang term for chicken's eggs.

    Rachel Craig

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  11. I googled it and apparantly its what pirates call eggs

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  12. I'll be honest - I had no idea so I googled it and got chicken eggs!!!

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  13. It is a type of pear that makes one cackle as wildly as a witch for about an hour or so till it wears off!

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  14. im not sure but it sound interesting!

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  15. Apparently eggs but pumpkin was what immediately came to mind!

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  16. No idea, but I'm going to guess bitter orange.

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  17. Pirate expression for chicken eggs.

    Stephen Little
    steve_c_little@yahoo.com

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  18. Chickens eggs if you are a pirate Ahharh!

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  19. Chickens eggs if you are a pirate Ahharh!

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  20. A fruit sweetie in the shape of an egg

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  21. A bad fruit that makes it hard to breath as you cackle

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  22. Eggs (chocolate variety would be nice)

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  23. I think its kind of like a dragon fruit. very prickly and a deep purple in colour. which only baddies can eat to keep them evil or they will turn pure? asked my son and this is his idea.

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  24. Sounds like something that crackles!

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  25. if you're a pirate cackle fruit are chickens eggs!

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  26. if you're a pirate cackle fruit are chickens eggs!

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