This is the third and final book in the Luck Uglies series. In this action packed story, Rye's is headed back to the village of Drowning to try and rescue her father. The town is filled with Bog Noblins and people are afraid to venture out at night. In addition Rye's is caught up in the fighting between the Luck Uglies and the Fork-Tongued Charmers. Rye's and her friends are on adventure of the most important kind.
This was so well paced and action packed. As usual for this series the world building was well done and you could picture everything that was going on as if you were there. I love the heroine in this story. She is strong yet caring. There are a host of side characters that add layers to the story and I enjoy the way they're all done.
I read this with my 5th grader and he loved this book. He's loved the entire series actually. This should not be read as a stand alone. It would be too confusing. Current fans of the series will enjoy this a lot. If you haven't read this series I definitely recommend you pick up book one in the series.
In this exhilarating conclusion to the critically acclaimed Luck Uglies series, the final battle between the Luck Uglies and the treacherous Fork-Tongue Charmers comes to Rye O’Chanter’s doorstep. Filled with adventure, humor, friendship, and a hint of magic, this fantasy series is an irresistible cross between Chris Colfer’s Land of Stories series and Joseph Delaney’s Last Apprentice.
When Rye travels back home to Village Drowning to help her father with his plan to defeat the Luck Uglies’ bitter rivals, she finds the place in shambles. Monstrous Bog Noblins now raid the streets at night. And people are afraid to leave their houses because no one is around to protect them. Rye realizes she can’t wait for the adults to sort it out—so she enlists her friends to come up with a plan. A plan that could change everything for Drowning . . . because the only way to save her village may be to destroy it.
The Luck Uglies was named an ALA Notable Children’s Book as well as a New York Public Library Title for Reading and Sharing, and it won the Cybil Award for Middle Grade Speculative Fiction.
Age Range: 8 - 12 years / Grade Level: 3 - 7