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Lebendige Schatten (Mirrorworld #2)

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Das dunkle Märchen geht weiter.
Jacob Reckless’ düstere Abenteuer gehen weiter. Seinen Bruder Will hat er retten können, doch der Preis war hoch. Wird sich die Motte auf seiner Brust, Zeichen des Feenfluchs, lösen und zu ihrer Herrin fliegen, ist Jacob dem Tode geweiht. Ein Wettlauf gegen die Zeit beginnt – und ein Wettkampf mit dem Goyl Nerron um den einen Schatz. Er kann
Hardcover, 416 pages
Published September 6th 2012 by Cecilie Dressler Verlag (first published January 1st 2012)
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It's been a rather long time since I last ventured into Funke's Mirrorworld (although I did only do it the once), even longer since I last re-read Dragon Rider, my all-time Funke favorite, and probably eons since the Inkworld happened. My memories of Funke's books are distant but strong: I recall being bemused and enchanted by her dark and wonderful tales, and I owe her a young reader's deep-seated loyalty.

But it's not an eleven-year old Daria that read Reckless and Fearless. I wonder if the el
Lalaine *myficbookreviews*

Loved it!
Rachel Lightwood
I know that I am a mood reader - scheduling what books to read when just doesn’t work for me. I know that, obviously. But for some reason I pushed myself through this book even though I knew that I just wasn’t in the right mood for such a ‘heavy’ and wordy fantasy. Don’t get me wrong though, this book was fantastic. I cannot deny that. Fearless was the continuation of Jacob Reckless' journey in the Mirrorworld, and the story was engrossing as always.

The plot, somehow, manages to be a constant s
Tyree Singleton
Ever since the end of the Reckless I have been waiting for this sequel to come out. I'm sure it won't disappoint. Also, I can't understand why Reckless got a lot of low ratings, i thought it was a really good book.
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I loved Cornelia Funke's Inkheart books and was a bit disappointed by the first Reckless book. I liked it but something seemed missing. I just finished the second book and liked it much more. The story continues where the first book left off. Jacob tries to find a way to counter the fairy curse that will kill him if he doesn't succeed. He is accompanied by the shapeshifter Fox. After every other measure Jacob knows of and tries fails to help a
Apr 27, 2012 Alex marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shocked that people weren't expecting bk 2... Did they not read the ending??
James M. Madsen, M.D.
I liked "Reckless," the first novel in this trilogy, and I gave it three stars out of a possible five; but for me it was a little lacking in depth and in character development. Now, in retrospect, I see it as setting the stage for "Fearless," which is in almost every way significantly better than the introductory volume. "Fearless" starts slowly but after about a third of the book or so rapidly morphs into an exciting tale with characters about whom I really cared. The bulk of the book is a "Rai ...more
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The review contains spoilers about the first book.

The Mirrorworld’s best treasure hunter’s career seems to come to an end – not because he wants it to, but because he said the Dark Fairy’s name, cursing himself with it. The moth on his breast will bite him six times, and then it’ll fly away, taking Jacob’s life with it.
Every artefact he has tried was useless, but there is a last chance: the legend says a magical cross
Jacob Reckless found a mirror in his missing father's study that allows him to travel to another world, a world full of magic. In the first Mirrorworld novel, RECKLESS, Jacob's brother followed him and was nearly turned into a Goyl - a creature of stone. Jacob saved him but is now under a curse himself, one that will kill him within the year. There is one last artifact that could save his life, but it will be a struggle to find it in time - especially since there is another searching for it.

Simona Bartolotta
Nothing lasted for ever, even behind the mirror.

Ultimamente, l'attenzione che presto alle novità in arrivo in libreria è più bassa del solito, e tocca abissi critici persino nei miei periodi normali, quindi figuratevi. Ecco, ero che vagabondavo per i fatti miei in questa libreria, a Edimburgo, quando ad un certo punto, avendo già visitato tutti gli altri reparti, mi ritrovo nella sezione dei libri per bambini. Abbasso lo sguardo, e cosa vedo? L'ultima copia di Fearless, naturalmente. Perché poi
Miss Bookiverse
Ich glaube so schnell habe ich noch nie ein so langes Hörbuch gehört, dann war's auch noch ein Reread, aber genau das richtige für die Weihnachtszeit zu zweit :)

Ich find immer noch alles genauso toll wie beim ersten Mal. Fuchs und Jacob sind einfach eins meiner allerliebsten Paare, auch wenn sie das selbst viel zu langsam kapieren. Mein Lieblingspart ist nach wie vor die ganze Blaubart-Eskapade.
Die ganzen Märchenelemente drumherum sind so kreativ und spannend. Vieles wird ja nur in Nebensätzen e
Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
Cornelia Funke is one of those authors where I decided she was a favorite author because I loved the first two of her books I read, Inkheart and The Thief Lord. Further reading, however, has revealed that maybe I don’t love her books as much as I thought. I mean, I still think she’s talented, but my more recent experiences with her have very much been cases where they’re not the ideal books for me personally, being much more focused on world building and plot than on characterization.

Read the fu
Viridiana Ivashkov
Se merece 10 estrellitas (?) :3 y se va directo a los favoritos.
Wuau me robó el aliento, este libro es como un puñetazo directo al estómago (?) y por un boxeador profesional jaja.

Cornelia, oh querida Cornelia Funke me has conquistado completamente con una historia llena de fantasía oscura tan original. Con un universo tan completo y lleno de magia. Es soberbio, el mundo de detrás del espejo es una maravilla. A pesar de que te deja un regusto amargo, ya que en este lugar de ensueño en el que pueb
Oct 24, 2011 Eve marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Sweet! I love all of Cornelia's other books, and I can't wait for this one! I hope it comes out soon...
Allison Green
i cannot wait till this book comes - the first one was amazing!
We're back in Mirrorworld, based on our world but alive with all the creatures we read about in fairy tales. Jacob, in our Chicago, has bid on a magic bottle inhabited by a northern djinni - their blood is rumored to reverse curses and boy does Jacob have a curse (that moth which will eventually eat his heart, a 'gift' after his role in the Blood Wedding; confused? read the first book). Turns out, the blood doesn't work so we're on to Plan Z, a magical crossbow that will either kill thousands or ...more
asdfghjkl I can't.
Oh my god. I love the first one of the Mirrorworld series, and it became my favourite book. But after this latest instalment...

When I say it's perfect beyond belief I'm not exaggerating. This book should be far more well-known.
Reckless Reckless was brilliant, with crime, action, romance, adventure, fantasy and all that. But Fearless, has all this, but takes everything to a completely new level.
We get to know Jacob and Fox's relationship better and I was almost in tears at sever
Really good, again. But there's nothing else to expect from Cornelia Funke, to be honest. I was very happy about all the familiar faces from the first book, I am glad that Fuchs (or fox as I assume she's called in the English version) got more back story. The hunt was amazing and very stressful (yes, for the reader, this is about life and death after all) and the competition was very likeable. I am excited to see more of him next time. The enemies were frightening and the best part about it was ...more
Wow, Fearless, wow. For my love of fantasy and fairy tales shall this book became an oase to my thirst.

Wow Cornelia Funke I'm no wrong declaring you as (one) my favorite words-weaver ever. THIS IS ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT. Amazing. Everyone should dig into the awesomeness of this book.

Okay, the real review.

So I picked the first book of Mirrorworld series in it's Indonesian Edition and loved it so much and now I got an International Edition of the second book. But back then, I didn't give Reckless 5
Jacob Reckless is going to die. And an entire magical world at his disposal hasn’t managed to yield anything to change that…until now. A tomb has been uncovered, and rumors have it that it hold both the body of the Witchslayer and his magical crossbow. The legends say the crossbow comes with three arrows. The first, fired at an enemy in hatred, had slain ten thousand men. The second, fired at his son in love, had brought him back from death’s door. Jacob sets out to recover this one last hope wi ...more
Samantha Boyette
So...middle books generally disappoint, but I was really hoping this one wouldn't. It did.

I loved Reckless, it was everything I've come to expect from a Funke book and I started this one with high expectations that the magical feeling would continue. I'm honestly not sure why it didn't. Maybe it was the secondary viewpoint of the other treasure hunter?

Worldwise, this book was beautiful. The mirror world feels thick and real and I can vividly imagine every piece of it. Funke's descriptions are t
I liked this one better than Reckless. Maybe because Clara wasn't in it. And hence none of the awkward scenes between Jacob and her. This story focussed much more on Fox and Jacob, and that made me happy.
So Jacob is dying because of saying the Dark Fairy's name, and throughout this book he's trying to find a cure. It was beautifully written, his desperation was palpable to me, Fox had a much bigger role to play, and her feelings were also so very well portrayed. I loved it loved it. I especiall
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This spoiler is really just all my fangirling if you care to read it XD
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In Reckless 1 moest Jacob alles op alles zetten om om zijn jongere broertje Will te redden nadat deze door een vloek was veranderd in een goyl. De uiteindelijke oplossing heeft Jacob nu echter zelf in groot gevaar gebracht. Het verbreken van de vloek is namelijk niet zonder gevolgen gebleken. Het uitspreken van de naam van de maakster, de Zwarte Fee, heeft Will gered, maar nu heeft een zwarte mot van de Fee zich op de borst van Jacob genesteld. De Zwarte Fee claimt met behulp van haar mot haar n ...more
Vorsicht, Spoiler! Außerdem beziehe ich mich auch auf den ersten Band!

Das dunkle Märchen geht weiter. Jacob Reckless düstere Abenteuer gehen weiter. Seinen Bruder Will hat er retten können, doch der Preis war hoch. Wird sich die Motte auf seiner Brust, Zeichen des Feenfluchs, lösen und zu ihrer Herrin fliegen, ist Jacob dem Tode geweiht. Ein Wettlauf gegen die Zeit beginnt und ein Wettkampf mit dem Goyl Nerron um den einen Schatz. Er kann die Welt auf der anderen Seite des Spiegels ins
I liked this book a lot more than the first one although I can't even tell you why...?? I just think the story was more intriguing to me. I especially loved the development of Fox's and Jacob's relationship (tbh I really didn't miss Will and Clara at all in this story) and I liked the dynamics of Nerron and his (involuntary) entourage. I also felt like there was a lot more action going on in this book, which is of course due to all of the different places they've been to e.g. (view spoiler) ...more
Ashlee Willis
THIS is the absolute best book I've read in a while. I could NOT put it down. Cornelia Funke is an exceptional writer. All her stories are rich with detail and imagination, and her own very distinctive and unique style.

"Fearless" is the sequel to "Reckless." And yes, you need to read "Reckless" first, or you will be a bit lost! Both books are wonderful, and the way that "Fearless" ended, it's obvious a third is in the works (which I am greatly looking forward to ... surprise, surprise!).

Jacob Reckless returns to the world behind the mirror, where fairy tales aren't just stories but an alternate reality. In book 1 of this series Reckless, Jacob had saved his brother Will, but at a steep price, receiving a fairy curse that will slowly kill him. Jacob now must team up with the beautiful shape-shifter Fox to try and find a magic stronger than the Red Fairy's.

Cornlia Funke has done it again! Her Mirrorworld is magical, slightly dark, and so amazingly rich that you will wish that the
Breanna Wignall
Fearless was an amazing sequel because it didn't just build on what had happened in the first book, but it also introduced completely new plot developments and deepened the character relationships. I really love these characters. They're so complex and no matter what point of view the story is being told in, it's always engaging. Cornelia Funke manages to create unique voices for all of her characters, and you never get mixed up with who is telling the story. She is easily becoming one of my fav ...more
I loved Reckless. I know people think generally pretty poorly of it, it seems, but to me, Reckless was perfect, everything I ever wanted out of a book. It was short and sweet, and the characters were developed to a tee, although I will admit I didn't care much for Will.

Fearless, though? Man. Fearless did everything that Reckless did, and did it better. I loved it, every second of it, even more than I did for Reckless, and this book basically earned the MirrorWorld series a top slot in my list of
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Cornelia Funke is a multiple award-winning German illustrator and storyteller, who writes fantasy for all ages of readers. Amongst her best known books is the Inkheart trilogy. Many of Cornelia's titles are published all over the world and translated into more than 30 languages. She has two children, two birds and a very old dog and lives in Los Angeles, California.
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