A couple of weeks ago I was sent a copy of the newly released children’s book Darkmouth Worlds Explode by Shane Hegarty, to share with my two boys Harrison (11) and Jed (8).
We have spent the past couple of weeks enjoying cuddling up on the sofa and reading this book before bed. Although they are both very good readers themselves you are never too old for a bed time story, right?
This book is the follow-up to the much praised original book Darkmouth. So what is it about?
Set in the fictional town of Darkmouth, 12-year-old Finn is faced with difficult task or finding his father, A Legend Hunter, who never returned from the ‘Infested side’. This is a world full of monsters known as legends who threaten the safety of Darkmouth. Accompanied by his best friend Emmie and the reluctant Estravon they face a journey that though full of adventure is fraught with danger and mystery.
How did we get on?
Jed – 8
I really enjoyed this book, I like that it is exciting with lots of monsters. I like the pictures as I can see what they look like aswell.
Harrison – 11
I really liked the book as at the end of most chapters there were cliff hangers which always made me want to read on. It is a great action/ adventure book as it includes monsters (legends). The book is set in the present, unlike a lot of books like this that are set in the past, so it makes it a little different, which I liked.
As you can see both of my boys loved this book. I have to say as an adult reading it to them I did too, and was keen to read on and see what happens . Hegarty has a real talent for creating suspense.
If you fancy checking this out for yourself or know someone that would enjoy this book you can pick up a copy for only £6.99 from Amazon, a £3 saving on the cover price.
I also have been sent an extra copy that 1 lucky reader can win. Entering couldn’t be easier just use the rafflecopter form below.
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