March 28, 2020

#BookReview: Dylan McFinn & The Sea Serpent's Fury Liam Jenkins

Synopsis: “Dylan sat gazing out of his classroom window, waiting for the bell to ring. He was watching seahorses playing in the reeds of sea kelp swaying in the gentle current … and not paying any attention at all to the maths lesson that was continuing outside of his daydream. “Pssst … psst,” Dylan heard behind him. 

Murdoch passed a note forward. Dylan quickly grabbed it and opened it under his desk without Mrs Pike-Teeth seeing it.

It read, Happy birthday Bubble Boy!”

Dylan McFinn is an ordinary twelve-year-old. Ordinary, that is, if you ignore the fact that he lives deep under the Pacific Ocean with his family The McFinn’s.

As he battles monsters and maelstroms on his first day as a teenager, Dylan discovers that he can be an awful lot more than he imagines and a nostalgic trip to the past was more than just a rite of passage. It was a passage to his destiny.


Rating: ★★★★
My Review: This was a great blend of a few different aspects of stories from mermaids to environmental issues. And it worked well for this story.  This is definitely one of those tales that get kids to read.  I loved the characters and the story in a story aspect.  The pacing was wonderful and I just couldn't put it down. 


Liam Jenkins is the author of the Young Adult debut novel Dylan McFinn & The Sea Serpent’s Fury series for children and adults alike.

For ten years, Liam worked in the PR & Marketing industry writing short stories and his spare time. A holiday to Maderia in 2012, sparked the creation of Dylan and his high seas adventures.

His Dylan McFinn series features a twelve-year-old boy who discovers on a camping trip on his birthday he is an awful lot more than he imagines and a nostalgic trip to the past was more than just a rite of passage. It was a passage to his destiny.

Liam Jenkins writes full-time. He lives in Hampshire, UK with his wife.

To learn more about Liam and his books, you can visit him at or follow him on Twitter @dylanandaxneus

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