Darkmouth by Shane Hegarty Review

Whenever I now read DARKMOUTH I can only remember the words: Legendary (almost like Barney Stinson), Panic, LOL (laugh out loud) and Facepalm!

But all this is in DARKMOUTH and DARKMOUTH 2!

Brilliantly written, Shane Hegarty realized that kids/Tweens and Teens need humour in their heroes!
And he is so true! For the mums and dads 80’s lovers, imagine the Ghostbusters? it had everything… our Hero Finn, could be part of it.
Poor Finn really tries hard, but really tries to be a hero and fight against the monsters… But can you think about a 12 year old boy against a Minotaur? Think about the worst monster that you can imagine and be afraid of… Finn will fight it…erm well… try! Using the most…erm… “special weapons”… His battles are going to be…wait for it…LEGENDARY!
I won’t be a spoiler! (you know me, always poking but faithful to the surprise and the magic in books).

Here is the plot from both books:


A monstrously funny debut from the new star of middle-grade adventure.


Legends (also known as terrifying, human-eating monsters) have invaded the town of Darkmouth and aim to conquer the world. But don’t panic! The last remaining Legend Hunter – Finn – will protect us.

Finn: twelve-years-old, loves animals, not a natural fighter, but tries really, really hard, and we all know good intentions are the best weapons against a hungry Minotaur, right?

On second thoughts, panic. PANIC NOW!


The second book in the monstrously funny and action-packed new series: Darkmouth. It’s going to be legendary.

The adventures of the most unfortunate Legend Hunter ever to don fighting armour and pick up a Dessicator continue…

On a list of things Finn never thought he’d wish for, a gateway bursting open in Darkmouth was right up there. But that’s about his only hope for finding his missing father. He’s searched for a map, he’s followed Steve into dead ends, but found nothing. And he’s still got homework to do.

But soon Finn and Emmie must face bizarre Legends, a ravenous world and a face from the past as they go where no Legend Hunter has gone before. Or, at least, where no legend Hunter has gone before and returned with their limbs in the correct order.



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