Monday, February 15, 2016

The Luck Uglies #3: Rise of the Ragged Clover by Paul Durham, Petur Antonsson (Illustrated by)

Rye and her mother are hiding in the woods and hunting for her father.  He's very sneaky in the woods but he shouldn't be hiding from her.  Unfortunately, there are other things in the woods...

HarperCollins and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published March 1st.  I've read this whole series and have enjoyed the other two books immensely.  This is last of the trilogy and it's also excellent.

Rye finds trouble.  She and her family are in danger but a Bog Noblin saves her.  It's the baby she saved in a previous book.  It even brings her the pendant that her father used to wear.  She knows he must be in trouble.  But even she can't imagine how much.  The Forked-Tongue Charmers have captured him and they are going to drown him in the bog!

All the characters you have grown to love show up in this story.  It's exciting, everybody has an important role, you meet more monsters (besides the human ones) and it's a grand adventure.  Not everyone makes it, which made me sad, but it turned out as well as it could.

This series holds your attention, makes your eyebrows rise when you meet a new monster, and even Lottie, her little sister, flirts with danger.  This is no ordinary family but it's one you'll love.  I highly recommend this series.  (And not just for young readers, either.)

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