Thanks to the publishers, we received an ARC of this title...
REVIEW BY MIA MADDEN, AGED 11
This book is about a boy called Finn, who lives in a village that is raided by monsters or 'Legends'. Finn is a legend hunter but he is a bit bad at actually hunting the legends. When trying to hunt a 'Minotaur' his dad has to come and finish it off. But Finn finds a mysterious crystal in the dust and keeps it for himself. He doesn't know that this crystal is like a gateway that the legends use to raid his village. Will he even find out his power?
I loved this book because action, adventure and a bit of mystery thrown in there too.
The chapter lengths are nice and short (approx 12 pages per chapter). I haven't seen the illustrations yet as this was a proof copy, but I am looking forward to seeing the drawings to go along with the story. It is a bit of a coincidence because my brother is called Finn, and he is about the same age!!
I recommend Darkmouth for ages 9+
Darkmouth is published by HarperCollins Children's Books and is available in hardback or ebook format on 29th January 2015